Work at Wooten Playground

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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”] Congrats to the Saturday volunteers working out at Wooten (School) Playground laying down grass sod over the new berm that will help a portion of the trail and playground drain a bit better.  The Austin Parks …

Zilker Hillside Theatre Working Progressing

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Thanks to volunteers leadership of John Faulk, Zilker Theatre Productions, The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept and funding from a number of donors, including, yes, the Austin Parks Foundation’s park grants program. the Hillside Theatre is going to be a lot more friendly with better accessible sidewalks and seating areas in front of the stage.  Still more work …

New Trail at Mary Moore Searight

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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”] A new loop trail (with off-leash priviledges) on the north side of Mary Moore Searight Park is going in.  The first step is to clear a path through tons of cedar (Ashe Juniper) trees  Through an …

Veloway Shelter is Complete

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With a grant from the Austin Parks Foundation and a lot of  fundraising by the Hill Country Inline Club, there is now a great new shelter at the entrance to the Veloway with benches where folks can put on their skates, take a break between cycling and skating activities.  These photos are from Hill Country Inline members.

Veloway Video

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The Veloway [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”][youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YCfnuGqs5w] We just got a new video camera, and I tested it out at the Veloway. Forgive the rough cuts – it’s my first time w/the editing software, too.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Between the Bridges Project Nearing Completion

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The Trail Foundation’s Between the Bridges Project, on the edge of Butler Park just east of Lamar Blvd and the Pfulger Bridge, is nearing completion.  I was in the area the other day and took this fuzzy photo with my phone.  It’s looking great with some really nice stone walls, improved drainage, newly planted trees, irrigation and (I’m sure) more …

The Ultimate Recycled Benches

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Our friends of SEATAG (that’s the Southeast Austin Trails and Greenways Group) who have designed and built the (so-far) 1.5 mile Country Club Creek Trail practice the ultimate in recycling.  They taken three huge concrete slabs, dumped at the park at one point and hauled them to beautiful spots along the trials under some of the bigger trees and working …

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 …