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

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Completion of the Healthy Parks Plan!

We are proud to announce the completion of the Healthy Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties. We want to send a big ‘Thank you’ to the 2,000+ community members who helped create this plan. The final report, decision-support tool, story map, and instructional materials are all available to the public at

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St. David’s Foundation Announces Parks with Purpose RFP

Do you have ideas to make your favorite local park healthier? St. David’s Foundation wants to hear from you! Check out their new Parks with Purpose RFP. The RFP will build directly on the findings of the Healthy Parks Plan report and incorporate the Decision-Support Tool, both accessible here. Proposals are due by August 19, 2019 so get started soon!



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.

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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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