Round Rock Residents to Vote on Downtown Park Expansion

Round Rock Park, Brushy Creek Trail Expansion, Round Rock Bond Election, Downtown Round Rock Park, Dream Workshop Design Firm

Smart Austin Concierge

March 10, 2023

Round Rock residents may soon have a new downtown-area park to visit, pending the results of a bond election. The Lawn at Brushy Creek was approved for design by officials on March 9 and could extend an existing trail down Sheppard Street/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way toward central downtown as an expansion to the Brushy Creek hike and bike trail. The project will also solve stormwater issues by providing options for water detention and water-quality management.

The city awarded a $277,834 contract to design firm Dream Workshop to begin creating the schematic master plan for the park. The firm will also seek opportunities to collaborate and coordinate with other downtown projects, such as the paseo slated to replace the Palm House.

The construction of the project is tied to the city’s $230 million 2023 bond Proposition A, which includes improvements for several parks and other city facilities characterized as quality-of-life enhancements. Round Rock citizens will vote on the bond in the May 6 election.