The Onion Creek Metro Park is 555 acres of parkland located in southeast Travis County, along 2.5 miles of Onion Creek. The relatively flat, wooded Onion Creek Metro Park was purchased by the City of Austin in the late 1990s, making it the largest city-owned park in Austin. Nearly 15 years later, a new special district creates a funding source and opportunity for long-term, ongoing maintenance to be used to build and maintain the parkland.
Responding to the unique ecology of the park and creekshed, and based on input from residents, community leaders, and city planners, Benz Resource Group guided the multi-disciplinary team through the master planning process. This project was a public private partnership between the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Benchmark Development and the Austin Parks Foundation.