The Schob Preserve is a 7.44-acre plot located in the Eastgate neighborhood of College Station, Texas that was gifted to the Texas A&M University System in 2010. In addition to a small student residence and brick walking paths, the Preserve includes a wooded area and a Blackland Prairie remnant, both home to a variety of native flora. Though it is jointly owned and managed by the Departments of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning (LAUP) and Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences (RPTS), no unified vision for the Preserve has yet been articulated.
Project Description & History
The goal for the Schob Preserve Project is to undertake a comprehensive and inclusive planning effort for the property, working with area stakeholders including the University, City of College Station, neighbors, and the nearby College Hills Elementary School to identify a vision, goals, and program for the Preserve to best serve the needs of the community. The planning team hopes to identify ways to maximize the ecological, social, cultural, and economic value of the Preserve.
Schob Preserve is an ideal place to engage and educate the public about the importance of ecosystem services, biodiversity, sustainable and resilient landscape design, community gardening and urban food security, and more. The planning team envision the Preserve as a community gathering place, where members can learn, build, and grow together.