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About Us

Located at 8022 Thaxton Drive, at the intersection of Thaxton Dive and Panadero Road, the land was historically used as farmland. In 1988, the City of Austin acquired a 6.4-acre parcel, then expanded the park by acquiring two smaller parcels in 2004. Now surrounded by single-family homes, the nearly ten-acre property is currently designated as a wildflower meadow.

Friends of Grand Meadow is a park steward organization who adopted the park. Our goal is to bring the community together by creating a space that benefits everyone, from the plants and animals that live in the park to the people who live nearby. We hope to create a space that is sustainable and supports the local ecosystem, while also providing a place for people to gather, connect, and enjoy nature.

In 2022, to help us create the park of our dreams, we applied for and were awarded a design grant by Austin Parks Foundation! We are currently in the process of engaging with the community to gather input and ideas for the project, as they move forward with the planning and design phase.

We're passionate about creating a beautiful community garden, food forest, and gathering spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Want to Help Us With the Future of Our Park?


We are a community of neighbors and friends who are dedicating our time to bring this park to life. We are all volunteers, and we would appreciate any additional help you can offer. If you have some free time and would like to get involved, we would love to work with you to make this project a success. Let’s collaborate and bring this park to fruition for everyone to enjoy!

Send us an email and let us know how you would like to get involved. We would greatly appreciate any help you can provide, and we look forward to hearing from you! 


Support growing healthy food and communities by sending a contribution to Friends of Grand Meadow Park! With your support in 2023 we could:

  • Hosting gardening and other workshops with paid speakers
  • Provide food at meetings
  • Buy tools needed to better steward the park
  • Reach more neighbors through our outreach efforts via flyers and door knocking

…and more! Follow the link to our donation portal for more information.

APF Concept Plan

Austin Parks Foundation, in coordination with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, will conduct community engagement and develop a concept plan to guide the future development of Grand Meadow Neighborhood Park.

Learn more and stay updated on the upcoming stages of the concept plan by visiting their website.

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