We believe that nothing honors Austin more than celebrating some of our city’s original settlers, and that’s why we’re especially excited for our newest neighborhood—Kieke Park. Named for the Kieke family that owned much of the original land where Easton Park now sits, Kieke Park will be located in the south area of Easton Park along the east side of Apogee Road.
Lawrence and Gertrude Kieke married in 1917, and built a small frame house on their original plot of 40.5 acres. With the help of their five children—Lucille, Florene, Lois, Raymond, and Morris—the Kiekes enlarged their land holdings and ran a family cotton farm. Look for more tributes to the Kieke family to be included throughout the section’s parks, signage, and special touches.
Stay tuned for more information.