Patterson Park Newsletter

Sept.9, 2022

  • The $4M renovation of the Pharr Tennis Center has begun! The northeast section of the park has been fenced off and crews have been busy doing demo. Looking forward to the new tennis center and public art project by Rakhee Jain Desai and Melissa Knight.
  • The second phase of the Neighborhood Partnering Program grant we first submitted in fall 2019 has begun installation. The project includes youth basketball hoops, new benches and limestone seating behind the baseball backstop, and replacements for the last of the cement “trash coffins.” (The first phase was the new baseball backstop.) The last part of the project is the shade structure over the basketball court, and this is still being designed and has a ways to go before becoming a reality.
  • The fall growing season is here! Email the  Patterson Park Community Garden at  for information about how to join or visit their website.

Saturday, September 10
Walk with a Doc at Patterson Park
Pavilion, 9-10 am
Join pediatrician Shauna Butler at Patterson Park on Saturday for a short chat at the pavilion by the playground and then a walk around the park. This month she will be talking about when kids and teens can start strength training and how to help them get started. Hosted by Walk with a Doc Austin, Texas Children’s Pediatrics, and Friends of Patterson Park. For more info, email or call 512-600-2234.

Saturday, September 24
Cap City Cobras Field Day at Patterson Park
Great Lawn, 9-11 am
Come hang with the Cobras, swing the bat, take some grounders, and mix it up on the field. There will be activities, giveaways, and refreshments, and all ages are welcome.

Tuesday, October 4
National Night Out Picnic at Patterson Park 

Friends of Patterson Park is hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out once again! We will have either a potluck at the pavilion or a picnic on the great lawn-your thoughts are welcome! National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities and crime prevention awareness. Learn more at

October 24 – November 6
Roots & Wings Festival
Austin’s annual combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day, and a celebration of trees, butterflies, bees, and all creatures! The Patterson Park Community Garden is planning some fun activities. Stay tuned for details!

Saturday, November 5
It’s My Park Day
Small Pavilion, 9am – 12pm
Join neighbors to mulch our gorgeous heritage trees. Thanks to Austin Parks Foundation for organizing this citywide volunteer day.