New BMX/Skate Park Taking Shape

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One of the most anticipated (well, by me) projects from 2006 bond election is the combination BMX/Skate Park that is now under construction across from the Austin Recreation Center and House Park.  It’s coming along nicely, it has a bowl area and a separate more urban area, along with a pedestrain observation center in the middle of the urban area. …

New “Green Wall” Garden @ Nicholas Dawson Park

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Thanks to Matt Coldwell for these before and after pictures showing a revitalized “green wall” garden area at Nicholas Dawson Park in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood.  Funding was provided by the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association and …

BMX / Skate Park Pre-Construction Photos

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The long awaited BMX / Skate Park at the site of the Old Austin Recreation Center and tennis court is being prepared for construction activity. (ACC Rio Grande parking garage is on one side, Shoal Creek Trail across the street, and House Park and the Austin Recreation Center on the north side.) Here’s a few photos of signage and fencing …

West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Workday Sat @ 8:30

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One more West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Workday on Sat, 5/22 @ 8:30 am.  Join the parks committee and other volunteers and pull out a few more invasive trees and plants before summer really sets in…. West Bouldin Creek Volunteer Workday West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt – S. 6th St entrance Help the Bouldin Creek Parks Committee remove invasive species, plant native …

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 …

Saturday round-up: West Bouldin, Farmer’s Market, Republic

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Busy day in Austin’s parks – in the morning, I went to help out with another volunteer day at West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. Ingrid, Matt and the rest of Bouldin volunteers were out removing invasives and stacking them into winrows, other volunteers were mulching the trees in and around the BMX area.  We tackled the area between the creek and …

New Trailhead at Pease Park

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The Austin Parks and Recreation Dept’s Construction Crew is working on a new trail head and access point for the Shoal Creek Trail at Pease Park on Kingsbury St..  On Friday they constructed a ramp to …