AUSTIN: Roy Guerrero River Park vs Disc Golf Course – Oct 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 5, 2010

Contact: Susana Almanza, (512) 472-9921

***********MEDIA ADVISORY ****************

Montopolis Residents Denounce Moving Pease Park Disc Golf Course

To Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park

A Press Conference and protest will be held Wednesday, October 6th at 5:30 pm at the Dan Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove Boulevard to denounce moving the Pease Park Disc Golf Course to the Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park! For years residents worked on developing a Master Plan for the Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park and in 2004 the Austin City Council adopted the plan. The plan called for a balance between nature and humanity. No one suggested or recommended a disc golf course for the Roy Guerrero Park!

In 2008 the City of Austin purchased an additional 25 acres adjoining the park area. These 25 acres are zoned for housing and general office-mix use (housing). Now that the City of Austin’s Park Department wants to relocate the Pease Park’s Disc Golf Course to Roy Guerrero Park, they are requesting a zoning change from an area that could be providing affordable housing.

Daniel Llanes with the River Bluff Neighborhood Association stated, “There is a tremendous need for affordable housing and those 25 acres should be made available for housing, not a disc golf course!”

On September 13, 2010, the Montopolis Neighborhood Plan Contact Team voted down the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department’s request to change the zoning from housing and general office-mix use to a Public district. Susana Almanza, Chair of the Montopolis Neighborhood Contact Team stated, “The Montopolis Neighborhood Plan should be respected, and the City needs to support the needs of housing over the request of a disc golf course!”

Conference Denounces Disc Golf.doc

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