Urban Design in the United States is often reactionary. This is especially true of Austin where insane growth in population has hit like a wave. It is hard to blame the city for being unprepared for this explosion of activity and being more interested in putting out fires than planning for the future. However, working with the north shore of Lady Bird Lake, there exists the opportunity to set a precedent for continuing growth. With most of the downtown core and Seaholm District built-out, a large population is ready to enhance the urban fabric. Currently, the park is not only incapable of handling new levels of usage, but also doesn’t offer the amenities expected of large scale parks. Increasing capacity and program while reconnecting city and park became the main issues addressed by the landscape master plan. There exists a pattern of contraction and expansion of path and park as one encounters urban thresholds of streets and bridges along Lady Bird Lake, condensing for urban intervention, expanding for green and wild. Looking to enhance this rhythm, the plan fills gaps in the site, using new thresholds to interject the city into the site. Creating a rowing center, renovating the Seaholm Intake Station, and allowing for a new event center, and cafe/retail scene, the thresholds also provide piers, a beach, a public pool, and yoga dock, expanding pedestrian connections to the city. The real success of a park is determined by its users, but it is design’s responsibility to create the framework and set the stage for urban life.