12 Ways to be Involved in Austin’s Parks in 2018

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Looking for some exciting ways to get involved in Austin’s Parks this year? Check out these 12 involvement opportunities: 1. Movies in the Park Austin Parks Foundation puts on a series of movies in parks around Austin! While the schedule hasn’t yet been announced, you don’t have to wait long. Check back in February for a full calendar including titles, …

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” …

Demo Restoration Plots at Pease Park Photos

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In the fall of 2007/winter of 2008, the Austin Parks Foundation established a series of demonstration restoration plots in portions of Pease Park – tilling areas, applying dillo dirt and liquid compost and then planting a great mix of wildflower and grass seeds.  Of course, we then experienced two years of drought, but some flowers and grasses did appear each …

Congratulations to Richard Craig!

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Our congratulations to Richard Craig – amazing volunteer and chairperson of the Trees for Pease effort, who has won the Mayor’s 2010 Environmental Awareness Award: Here’s what the press release said about Richard: “Richard Craig’s “Trees For Pease” project is a “grass roots, tree roots” solution to the problem of deforestation and environmental decline in the Pease Park portion of …

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 …

Re-roofing a great old building

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There’s an old brick tudor style building at Pease Park that used to house the restrooms.  Since a new restroom building was built a few years back, the old building has fallen into disrepair. Thanks to Richard from Trees for Pease, the fine folks at the Old Enfield Neighborhood Association, and approval from the Parks Dept, the building is getting …

More Trees for Pease

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Over 100 more trees (complete with in ground irrigation) were installed by volunteers today at Pease Park.  Thanks to Richard Craig and Trees for Pease, as well as the City of Austin Parks Forestry Division, TreeFolks and our many volunteers.  We have another 40 or so trees to be planted sometime in the next month or two that we could …