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Did you know the city has a virtual map to view parks or that there’s an online tool that shows local floodplains?

There are many ways the community can learn about the city through the City of Austin’s website. We’ve rounded up five features + resources offered online that Austinites might find helpful. Don’t worry, of course music is included.

🏗️ Growth Watch

Department: Planning

The words “growth” and “Austin” just go together. Good thing the city offers Growth Watch, which tracks the trends in development by monitoring new site plans, subdivisions, and permits. The Emerging Projects Map shows major residential + commercial zoning and subdivision cases under review within the last two years.

🗺️ Floodplain Maps

Department: Watershed Protection

If you’re wondering if your property is in a floodplain, you can find out by using FloodPro, an online tool that shows floodplain maps, models, rainfall amounts, elevation certificates, and floodplain map revisions.

🎶 Music on Hold

Department: Economic Growth

We are the “Live Music Capital of the World,” right? Music on Hold is a way the city can shine a light on the local music scene. When someone calls into the city’s phone line and is placed on hold, they’ll listen to a curated + licensed playlist of ATX tunes.

🌳 Park Viewer

Department: Parks and Recreation

Austinites can use the parks viewer map, which uses GIS mapping technology, to search parks and facilities in the city. Features include viewing a map in the street or aerial view.

👟 Parks Classes and Program Registration

Department: Austin 3-1-1

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department provides an online class schedule of local activities such as after school programs, fitness classes, and continuing education courses. Guests can browse the site by location or category + register for classes.

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