The Cemetery Master Plan Draft is available for community review. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the community’s feedback and comments about the draft plan, which addresses issues related to historic preservation, tree care, management and policy as well as heritage tourism and educational programming. Austin’s historic municipal cemeteries include Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and Plummers Cemetery.
In order for comments and suggestions to be incorporated into the final draft, community feedback is requested by March 6, 2015. The full Cemetery Master Plan Draft can be viewed on the project website athttp://www.austintexas.gov/cmp. Once comments are received, the draft plan will be finalized and brought forward to several city boards and commissions before a final presentation to City Council in early summer, 2015.
The Cemetery Master Plan process began in early 2014 and is the first planning effort for Austin’s historic municipal cemeteries. The City of Austin selected AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. to develop the master plan. For more information about the Cemetery Master Plan process, please visit or contact Kim McKnight, Project Coordinator and Cultural Resource Specialist, or (512) 974-9478.
Kim McKnight, MSHP
Project Coordinator & Cultural Resource Specialist
Planning and Development Division
Parks and Recreation Department
City of Austin