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Old Posted Feb 18, 2013, 2:28 PM
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AUSTIN | Republic Square Park

I think this might be deserving of its own thread:

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/l...epublic/nWRb7/
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2017, 8:27 PM
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Republic Park

Does anybody know what they are up to at Republic Park? They have dug a rectangle along 4th street and put what look like vertical plastic tubes in that are surrounded by sand or dirt. They seem to extend out past the sidewalk and out into the street a little. Is it a drainage thing?
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2017, 8:48 PM
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Here is some more info on the overall RS Project.

https://www.austinparks.org/special-projects/rsp/
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 7:57 PM
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There is quite a bit going on in the park. There's a new sidewalk on the north side (from where I took this picture:

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The cinder block building on the right is the new toilet facility

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That's going to be a great place for the homeless to hang out. I add a bad experience there with an aggressive panhandler well before the redevelopment started.
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From today.

The park is looking nice. Almost ready to open...

Apologies for the large images, I don't know how to make them smaller.








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Old Posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:30 AM
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Just opened. Apologies for the poor pic quality.







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Old Posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:49 AM
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So amazing! This space is a gem for Austin. With the unfortunate push-back to activate Austin's best green spaces such as Auditorium Shores, Zilker and Festival it's wonderful that Downtown has stepped up with a green space that wants to be fully engaged!
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So amazing! This space is a gem for Austin. With the unfortunate push-back to activate Austin's best green spaces such as Auditorium Shores, Zilker and Festival it's wonderful that Downtown has stepped up with a green space that wants to be fully engaged!
I'm confused. What do you mean push back to activate? All of those parks are pretty active as it is.


Also in regards to that sign, isnt 10 p.m. a little early to close for a DT park surrounded by residential. I would think midnight makes more sense. I mean if they are letting it open at 5 a.m surely they can keep it open till midnight.
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I'm confused. What do you mean push back to activate? All of those parks are pretty active as it is.


Also in regards to that sign, isnt 10 p.m. a little early to close for a DT park surrounded by residential. I would think midnight makes more sense. I mean if they are letting it open at 5 a.m surely they can keep it open till midnight.
I'm sure it'll be utilized until later than 10pm regardless of what the sign says. I agree, it seems too early.
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Can't wait for them to re-do this again in another 7 years. Looks good tho
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There seems to be a vagrancy component to those set hours.
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Forgive me if I'm a bit slow on the uptake but I'm still curious about what activating means in terms of Zilker, Auditorium Shores or Fiesta Gardens?
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I'm confused. What do you mean push back to activate? All of those parks are pretty active as it is.


Also in regards to that sign, isnt 10 p.m. a little early to close for a DT park surrounded by residential. I would think midnight makes more sense. I mean if they are letting it open at 5 a.m surely they can keep it open till midnight.
This park is historically a magnet for Austin's homeless and the bus transfers there are going to make it a huge potential issue that I'm sure some of the new hotels/condos in the area want tackled.

I'm sure people walking their dogs at night will be fine. This is designed to allow the cops to move people/arrest them who are sleeping after hours.

Same thing happened at Wooldridge Square.

I was regularly walking doggos in Central Park well after it "closed"and was told to leave maybe twice. Most of those laws exist to target specific groups.
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This park is historically a magnet for Austin's homeless and the bus transfers there are going to make it a huge potential issue that I'm sure some of the new hotels/condos in the area want tackled.

I'm sure people walking their dogs at night will be fine. This is designed to allow the cops to move people/arrest them who are sleeping after hours.

Same thing happened at Wooldridge Square.

I was regularly walking doggos in Central Park well after it "closed"and was told to leave maybe twice. Most of those laws exist to target specific groups.

Yea that makes sense.
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So amazing! This space is a gem for Austin. With the unfortunate push-back to activate Austin's best green spaces such as Auditorium Shores, Zilker and Festival it's wonderful that Downtown has stepped up with a green space that wants to be fully engaged!
I figured out what you mean, however I would argue that our other parks are great the way that they are. The natural aspect is just as important as a place like Republic Square or Butler Park. I wouldn't want to see Zilker changed. Auditorium Shores has undergone a change and blends together with Butler Park better than it had before so I would say that it is activated. It's great to have some parks that have paved lighted sidewalks, and primmed gardens but I don't want all of our parks that way.
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I miss the concerts at Auditorium Shores. I miss picking a spot near the stage to enjoy the music up close, but also while picking one that I'd have a good view of the skyline. Zilker Park is good, too, Blues on the Green comes to mind, but that one is usually facing away from the skyline.
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