A Few Park Updates for Friday

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A few updates to share from Parks around Austin: First, we were out at Pease Park / Shoal Creek the other day with several folks from Parks and Watershed looking at some of the previous experiments that we did with demo plots, rock work, tree planting, etc. in anticipation of the big restoration project coming to that area. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” …

AIPP/APF Project – the Courtyard at Brush Square

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Work has begun by AIPP commissioned artists Hawkeye Glenn and Lizzie Martinez on “The Courtyard” which will be nice corner of Brush Square in downtown Austin to enjoy behind the newly restored Susanna Dickinson House. Hawkeye and crew were able to install the first “keystone” pieces of granite and will begin working across the site.  He has cut and fit …

Brush Square – 4th St Work Continues

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I must admit that I’m a little surprised at how much the construction of the new curbs, “great streets” sidewalk and tree area is taking out a chunk of Brush Square along 4th St. Cap Metro’s contractor assures us that everything will look better and we’ll end up with a better park. Unfortunately, due to a host of irrigation issues …

MetroRail Station Comes to Brush Square

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Big changes are afoot on the southern side (along fourth street) of Brush Square (home to the O Henry Museum, the Suzanna Dickinson House and the central fire station). In addition to the restoration on the Dickinson House, work crews are installing a new broad sidewalk and 12 new street trees along the south side of the park along fourth …

Planting at Brush Square, Downtown Austin

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On Sat, October 20th volunteers from the Friends of Brush Square, Austin Parks Foundation, the Hilton Hotel and the Austin Fire Department Station #1 came out and planted 19 trees (18 yaupon holly trees, 1 wax mrytle) and 15 crossvine plants and spread 16 cubic yards of mulch in our next effort to revitalize Brush Square. All of the plants …