Growing healthy communities through parks


Parks provide opportunities to exercise, bring communities together, and connect people to nature. The Healthy Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop and Caldwell Counties will use parks to maximize health benefits, improve equity, and help local communities expand park access for all.

News + Updates


Steering Committee Kickoff

On April 10 The Healthy Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties had its first Steering Committee Meeting at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Attended by 40 of the region's leaders in public health and park planning, the meeting generated input that will guide the direction of the project.


St. David's Foundation Announces Its Support for The Healthy Parks Plan

With the goal of making Central Texas the healthiest community in the world, St. David’s Foundation has announced its support for the Healthy Parks Plan. The news comes as part of a larger announcement providing grants totaling over $14.6 million for projects aimed at addressing a variety of health-related needs throughout the region. Learn more here.



Community Workshops to Kickoff June, 2018

The Healthy Parks Plan needs your input! Come join us for community meetings throughout Travis, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties this June. Locations and dates coming soon!


The Waller Creek Conservancy's Field Day at Palm Park

Come join the Healthy Parks Team at the Waller Creek Conservancy's Field Day at Palm Park. We will have a table setup at the event and want to hear your opinions on local parks, health, and your vision for a more active lifestyle. Sponsored by the St. David's Foundation, this event is a free, family-friendly Field Day with outdoor games, activities, and more. Learn more here.

When: May 12 8:30am—12:30pm
Where: Palm Park, 200 N IH 35 Svrd SB, Austin, TX 78701

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