6/25: Great Public Spaces Summit

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A CNU Central Texas Action Forum in partnership with American Planning Association Central Texas Section Thursday, June 25 | 9 am to 5 pm | Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, June 21 Entire forum + lunch: $40 • Lunchtime session (includes lunch) only: $20 Vegetarian option available. Visit http://tiny.cc/ctapapublicspaces to register. Email rachelproctormay@gmail.com with questions. Click here to …

Barton Springs Trees – The Next Steps

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As you have probably read, the city is planning on only cutting down three trees out of the original 28 planned, with 2 more that need further investigation.  The remaining number will be pruned, soil treated and other improvements, including removal of planters, retaining walls, fencing off some of the treated trees to keep the soil uncompacted.  The city has …

Please Support the Boardwalk Trail Conceptual Plan

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On Thursday, the Austin City Council will consider the Boardwalk Trail Conceptual Plan as item #10 on their agenda.  At 9:30 am, we will participate with the Trail Foundation, BikeTexas and other supporters in a press conference in front of City Hall.  Please come out and support the trail by attending and then registering your support on the kiosks in …

Please Support Completing The Trail @ Lady Bird Lake

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In the next few weeks, the Austin City Council will consider the proposed concept plan for the Riverside Boardwalk Trail.  Work on design and possible routes has been underway since this past summer and we hope that you’ve been able to attend the many open houses and public meetings. Specifically, the conceptual plan seeks to close the 1.3 mile gap …

Future Walnut Creek Trail Update

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The future Walnut Creek Trail will ultimately be a 16-mile, 12 foot wide concrete trail from Balcones District Park in NW Austin to Govalle Park in East Austin.  This runs through and connects to trails in Walnut Creek Metro Park, but doesn’t replace any of those mountain biking trails. Based on a presentation by Parks and Recreation Project Staff on …

Williamson Creek Greenbelt Central

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Neighbors of the greenspace at Emerald Wood and South 1st have been working on improvements to their park for a long time – even though their park didn’t even seem to have a name! At long last, they have a sign officially indicating the area’s status as parkland. In the past few years, neighbors have cleaned tons of trash out …

Austin’s Trail Network Needs Your Vision

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For the past twelve years there’s been a small but growing effort to increase the number and variety of hike and bike trails in Austin. While Town Lake Trail is the most famous, Barton Creek Greenbelt the most ridden and floated, and Shoal Creek the oldest, there is a growing movement to link these and other portions of our community …