Yett Creek off-leash status approved

Feb

29
2012

Yett Creek off-leash status approved

Marissa     From the City, Off Leash, Yett Creek         0    

Here is an email from the chairman from the Off Leash Area Advisory Committee (OLAAC):

Last night, the Austin Parks Board voted 6-1 in favor of Yett Creek (trail) and Mabel Davis (fenced) becoming the city’s newest dog parks.   This vote clears the way for the design phase to begin.

Now the real work to bring these OLAs to life begins.

First, these two OLAs need to be adopted through the Parks Dept Adoption Program – http://www.austintexas.gov/department/partnerships-0.   By quickly establishing community advocacy groups around each of these parks the sooner the design phase can begin.  Please share with your peers the need to have these two parks adopted.

An adopter in place for each of these parks will accelerate the design phase.   Once stakeholders have a design and pricing plan in hand, the community can move forward with funding options; and with these two new parks, one option for funding is private dollars.

Thank you everyone who supported this effort to bring two new off-leash areas to Austin.  This vote and this process represents the first time in PARD history that new OLAs have gone through the community vetting process and this affirmative vote represents the community who spoke in favor for more off-leash areas.

Bill Fraser

And here is the presentation given to the Board during the meeting.