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it’s finally here | celebrating Alliance Children’s Garden ribbon cutting


Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony marked a milestone for the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the City of Austin as a whole. Located within Butler Park in central Austin, Texas, Alliance Children’s Garden celebrated its official opening to the public. TBG Principal Justin Lindabury and Senior Associates Matt Dawson and Adam Shriver have been working with the city on the 3.2-acre recreational environment for years, and today it all took shape, decades in the making.

Originally intended to take place in the spring of 2020 upon the completion of the project, COVID-19 had other plans for the park opening. Despite the summer heat, the park’s ribbon cutting had an impressive turnout. The event kicked off with commentary from the Parks and Recreation Department, City Council, Parks Foundation, Butler-Hunt Family, and Town Lake Park Alliance. The Butler-Hunt grandsons were even passing out Butler Park pins for attendants. Pamphlets were offered which included information on the land’s historical background, project highlights and funding, and supporters.

TBG and other organizations involved in the park’s development were acknowledged throughout the event, and everyone watched as the symbolic ribbon was cut. Alliance Children’s Garden is open to the entire Austin community, and promotes wellness and education for people of all ages and abilities by featuring various play elements.

We at TBG envision Alliance Children’s Garden to be a purposeful, inclusive element in Austin’s public outdoor spaces and are excited about its role in the community!

Take a look at bringing Austin’s first programmed, urban park to life