Demo Restoration Plots at Pease Park Photos

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In the fall of 2007/winter of 2008, the Austin Parks Foundation established a series of demonstration restoration plots in portions of Pease Park – tilling areas, applying dillo dirt and liquid compost and then planting a great mix of wildflower and grass seeds.  Of course, we then experienced two years of drought, but some flowers and grasses did appear each …

Norwood House Work Begins

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The first phase of work has begun on the Norwood House.  Funded by donations raised by the Norwood Posse, a volunteer group operating under the umbrella of the Austin Parks Foundation, the first phase is asbestos roof shingle removal, being performed by a certified contractor today (April 28) and tomorrow.  Once the shingles are safely removed, the subsurface of the …

Recycling Stone Bollards At Pease Park

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With the completion of Phase 1b of the Auction Oaks Project @ Republic Square, we have a number of surplus stone bollards that used to ring the Auction Oaks area.  Thanks to help from the Parks Dept, specifically the folks in forestry, we removed a portion of a parking lot immediately around a big old oak tree, put down mulch, …

Republic Square Tree Grate coming soon

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Ironsmith has completed fabrication of our nine foot wide three piece tree grate, one of the last remaining pieces of our Auction Oaks @ Republic Square Phase 1 project.  This will replace the temporary plywood plug that is in the middle of the deck now.  It will be shipped soon from the fabricator in Southern California and should be installed …