Not just dogs lose space in the park; all Austinites lose parkland in this deal. Changes to Auditorium Shores means everyone is losing park space. This planned dedication of parkland to dogs means the community is losing access to prime parkland once shared by all stakeholders. If this can happen to Auditorium Shores, which Austin park is next?
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), C3 Presents (the organizer of the Austin City Limits Music Festival), and the Austin Parks Foundation (APF) seek to redevelop Auditorium Shores into an event venue. With assistance from TUR Partners (an outside consulting/planning firm from Chicago), the team of C3, APF, and PARD plan to transform this great urban green space into a special events venue. The total project cost—$3.5 million—is being funded by C3, organizer of ACL Fest.
This private investment made for improvements to Auditorium Shores is set to transform this green space from a community friendly park into an event venue with use restrictions, including a reduction of the current off-leash area from 18 acres to 3 acres.
Do you enjoy the current experience on Auditorium Shores? Get involved! Make your voice heard. Preserve the Auditorium Shores experience. Help save this Austin park icon.