Dream Plan Drafted for a Barton Creek Park

Barton Creek (The View from Here, 1965)

Barton Creek
The View from Here, 1965

February 1970

Phil Sterzing draws up an ambitious regional plan to preserve Barton Creek, calling for the acquisition of a Barton Creek Park, untouched by development and stretching 13 miles west from Zilker Park.

I got out there and I was just totally horrified by what had happened, because all the giant trees that were along the creek were gone. That's when I decided I'm going to try and do something about this.

— Phil Sterzing

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