A Walk in the Park: Field Test #1

Discover the natural and artistic wonders of Laguna Gloria, one walk at a time! Free with museum admission.

Get off the beaten path and experience Laguna Gloria in ways you’ve never imagined. This year we’ve been working with “observer-in-residence” Ann Armstrong to create new, self-guided tours that reveal the park through sound, color, natural form, and the resilience of the plants throughout the site.

We’d like to take you along as we finalize these tours. If you enjoy maps, scavenger hunts, sensory treasures, or observing the natural world, this is for you! Come prepared to explore with our prototype maps in hand, offer your feedback, and share your own discoveries, observations, reflections, and creations.

Masks are required and comfortable shoes are encouraged.
Ann Armstrong is Observer-in-Residence of the 2021 A Walk in the Park program series. She loves sparking curiosity by developing tools and frameworks to connect people with place. She’s been gathering hand-drawn maps of Austin since 2012 and is slowly building an idiosyncratic, hyper-local atlas to the city. She is also a co-founder of the Odditree Society. Along with her place literacy work, she designs and builds tiny houses, paints murals, creates public art, and fabricates sculptures out of wood and steel.