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Donor gives Dripping Springs 300 acres to create park

It’s not every day that a city gets a $5.7 million parkland donation. The city of Dripping Springs just did — specifically, 300 acres to create a park that will be almost 30 acres bigger than Austin’s beloved Zilker Park.

Earlier this month, Dripping Springs City Council accepted a donation deed for the 300 acres from Austin developer and philanthropist Dick Rathgeber and Rathgeber Investment Company LTD.

Read more from Shonda Novak with Austin American-Statesman here.