Save Zilker! Updates & Correction
Please Note the following updates and correction:
You can participate in the Tuesday, May 16th Zoom Meeting at 7:00 p.m. here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85327754325
The Flash Mob with community leader Diana Prechter at City Hall will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 11:30 am (not Wednesday as previously reported)
The May 22nd Parks Board Meeting at City Hall starts at 6pm. Please arrive early for sign-making and group planning.
Do you love Zilker Park and Barton Springs? If so, you likely know about the City consultants’ draft $200 million-plus construction plan in Zilker Park $200 that would convert our much loved public park into a privately controlled outdoor entertainment district.
As proposed, the plan would threaten Barton Springs and the natural, historic, and cultural resources of the park while doing nothing to save the Barton Springs watershed before its too late. It would also drain limited funding away from our other City parks that need investments and basic funding for swimming pools, trails, and recreation facilities.
It’s hard to overstate how terrible this draft plan really is. And because there is soooo much money to be made exploiting our flagship public park, this terrible plan will be approved if you don’t join with us in telling our city officials “no thank you!!” and “we prefer to rewild Zilker Park and keep it public!”
We need your help and attention next week and in the weeks thereafter to Save Zilker Park!
Specifically, the Rewild Zilker coalition invites you to:
--Join us Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a zoom call update and training in preparation for speaking to the Austin Parks Board on May 22 and to Austin City Council later this summer;
--Wednesday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall, join with Austin community leader Diana Prechter and her Flash Mob to specifically protest the proposed construction of 3 parking garages in Zilker Park; and
-- Monday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. attend the Parks Board meeting at City Hall and tell them in your own words what Zilker Park means to you and what you want for the future of our flagship park.
Learn more here and recruit your friends and family to be part of saving our park and springs.
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