About the Parks Bond
The Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Commission (POSAC) was established in February of 2020 by the Hays County Commissioners Court. The role of the Commission in 2020 was to establish a process to study the viability and community interest for pursuing a potential park, open space, and conservation bond program and to solicit recommendations to the Hays County Commissioners and County Judge.
The result of these efforts was Proposition A, commonly referred to as the Hays County 2020 Parks and Open Space Bond, approved by voters on the November 3, 2021. The bond called for the issuance of $75 million in general bonds to fund parks, open spaces, conservation lands, and other recreational opportunities over the next several years.
In April 2021, POSAC amended its bylaws with slightly different roles and responsibilities, attributed to the Commissioners Court’s intent on performing a second call for projects. Hays County Commissioners received project recommendations from POSAC in November 2021 and are in ongoing discussions about each project.