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.

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New! Public Engagement Summary

The Healthy Parks Plan began its Community Engagement in January 2018 and concluded in January 2019. The Plan tabled at community events (“Speak Outs”), conducted in-person surveys (“Intercept Surveys”) and interviews with local experts, and held “Focus Groups”, online surveys, and phone polls. Summary can be found here.



Check out our Community Workshops Summary!

The five community workshops throughout Travis, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties took place between June 18 - 25, 2018. See what the community had to say in our Workshop Summary, which compiles and summarizes the feedback received from the public.

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Pine Street Market on Saturday, September 8, 2018

Do you have ideas about improving local parks? Do you live in Bastrop? Come join the Healthy Parks Team at the Pine Street Market Saturday, September 8. 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. 

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