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. …

Photo Round-up: New & Pending Park Projects

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On my way to and from various meetings today, I saw several projects in parks and wanted to share a few photos of them.  First, the Festival Beach Gardens, which we helped fund through a parks grant, working with the Sustainable Food Center, the Parks department and neighborhood / community gardening groups. What was just grass and a few trees …

2 New Assistant Directors Hired for Austin Parks & Recreation

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For immediate release April 28, 2010 Contact:  Victor Ovalle, Program Manager, Public Information and Marketing, (512) 974-6745   City names two Parks and Recreation Assistant Directors The City of Austin announced today the appointment of two Assistant Parks and Recreation Directors whose diverse backgrounds will help bolster the programs and operations of Austin’s already nationally recognized department. After a nationwide …

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 …