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Second Round of Community Engagement Completed for Palm Park

Last month, we completed Phase II of community engagement for Palm Park. We’re excited to share that a total of 1,994 community members participated in our engagement process during Phase II. Our team attended an array of tabling & outreach events, held (5) Bilingual Small Group Community Conversations, gathered feedback through a Virtual Survey available […]

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Waterloo Greenway Invites Community Feedback on Future Palm Park

Participate in Community Conversations August 24 & 26 This month, Waterloo Greenway invites the community to learn about the exciting transformation coming to Sir Swante Palm Neighborhood Park, 200 N. IH-35. Community members will hear how their previous feedback has been incorporated into the preliminary design of Palm Park and will have an opportunity to […]

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Travis County is Preparing to Sell Palm School

Over the past few months, Palm School has been in the news as Travis County debates the future of the site. This historic building stands on the corner of Cesar Chavez and IH-35, best known as an elementary school in service to East Austin communities of color for over 80 years.

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History of Palm School

On the corner of Cesar Chavez and the IH-35 frontage road stands the Palm School building, best known as an elementary school that stood in service to communities of East Austin for 84 years before closing in 1976. Palm School and Palm Park have played important roles in the life of communities along Waller Creek.

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