Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve, acquired in1988 through the Park Dedication Ordinance
Photo Courtesy Reed Burnam
City Council unanimously passes an ordinance requiring developers to set aside 5 acres of parkland for each 1,000 new residents planned in their development projects. The move addresses affordability challenges faced by the city endeavoring to equip new neighborhoods with public parks.
Click here to learn which Austin parks were acquired through the Parkland Dedication Ordinance.
A city is like a family. You have to make sacrifices for the betterment of the whole family. Developers are making money in Austin and we know that. We're saying put some back into the community.
— Director of Parks Department, Charles Jordan, 1985