We’re thrilled to announce that the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation was chosen by the Central Park Conservancy Institute for Urban Parks to participate in its first-ever Partnerships Lab! This new program leverages the resources and expertise of the Central Park Conservancy that will help Republic Square create and maintain a great public space. Members of our team are headed to New York this week to participate in a workshop with representatives from all eight of the parks selected for the program.
Did you know? In 2015, after a decade of working to improve the historic Republic Square, the Downtown Austin Alliance — along with the Austin Parks Foundation and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department — created the city’s first public-private park partnership to renovate Republic Square. As the long-term managing partner of the square, the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation seeks to develop a stakeholder engagement and implementation strategy in order to create a purposefully inclusive, diverse, meaningful, and loved space by all of Austin.