Investing in Parks: Austin’s Parks + Trails as Economic Drivers

Grant Ausbury 
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On April 7th, the civic world in Austin seemed to halt for a few brief moments. John Hockenyos, an Austin based economist, delivered a less-than-rosy economic impact update to Austin’s City Council in the wake of COVID-19. “I’m hoping that is a slightly pessimistic scenario, but I think it is a realistic scenario,” Hockenyos said.  The scenario predicted Great Depression …

Parks for Pups

Parks for Pups Off-leash Areas in austin, tx: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Barky Springs Emma Long Metro Park Great Northern Detention Basin Mary Moore Searight Norwood Park Onion Creek Greenbelt Red Bud Isle Shoal Creek Greenbelt Walnut Creek Metro Park Zilker Metro Park OFF-LEASH AREA INTERACTIVE MAP Off-leash City Ordinances While in off-leash areas, please observe these rules: Dogs …

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About Austin Parks Foundation   access to great parks for every Austinite DONATE TO THE PARKS 27 Years of People + Parks Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has been committed to ensuring the future of Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces. We provide resources, programming and funding to ensure access to parks for every Austinite. We create volunteer opportunities (both …

Still Need Some Volunteers for It’s My Park Day

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Tomorrow, It’s My Park Day returns – with 69 park improvement projects across Austin’s parks.  We have over 2,357 volunteers signed up, but we could still use several hundred more – our goal is 3,000 volunteers.  You can sign up at www.austinparks.org – among the projects with openings are: Williamson Creek Clean-up Johnson Creek Hike and Bike Trail Bull Creek …

Thanks to Starbucks at Turkey Creek Trail

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Today Starbucks employees along with Friends of Turkey Creek volunteers and Park Staff including Emma Long manager Alberto and staff member Buster worked to repair two creek crossings along the Turkey Creek Nature Trail.  Volunteers gathered and placed huge rocks to armor creek banks, installed steps and backfilled with gravel and packed down loose fill adding additional stepping stones across …

Rain and Volunteer Thanks…

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With rain failing from the sky on this Friday evening, I’m hoping that the volunteer workday out at Turkey Creek Trail @ Emma Long Park doesn’t get rained out, but if it does, at least we’re getting some of the wet stuff. We need it. While I’ve been working out at Gus Fruh Trail @ Barton Creek Greenbelt the last …

Friends of Turkey Creek workday, 1/12/08

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On Saturday, Jan 12, 2008, volunteers from the Friends of Turkey Creek assembled to continue their work to improve portions of this popular off-leash dog friendly hiking trail. Led by Glenn Gadbois and Emma Long Park Manager Alberto Perez, we built the second half of a natural rock retaining wall at the firt crossing, improved the walk down to the …

Upcoming Volunteer Days in January

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Ok, 2008 is here and it’s time to volunteer and we have 8 projects this month. So, pull out your hiking boots, water bottle and gloves and come on out and pitch in at one of these events. Jan 5: Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail (Bull Creek Foundation) Jan 6: Walnut Creek Metro Park (Austin Ridge Riders) Jan 12: Turkey Creek …

Park Pollinators: Meet John Rooney

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …