The city is recommending charging a fee for the commercial use of parkland. There is an increasing demand for use of City parklands by a variety of private commercial entities: Swim, Yoga, Martial Arts instructors, personal fitness trainers, triathlon trainers, dog trainers, paddle boarding and other vendors etc. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department held a public meeting on October 4th on the matter which was attended by over 100 fitness professionals. It is also soliciting input from citizens via a survey. You can learn more about what is being proposed or take the survey here.