Taking Care of What We’ve Got: Important Maintenance in Austin’s Parks

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for picnics in the park, hanging by the pool, and all the outdoor fun that summer brings. To have all of that fun though, our parks and pools need to be taken care of. A perfect example is the Barton Creek Greenbelt, an Austin favorite, that will be …

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 …

Trinity Trails – Part 2

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Finally, I’m posting part two of my bike ride on the Trinity Trails during the International Downtown Association conference in Ft Worth.  Day two took me southwest, with some cool improvements happening.  This was a Sunday afternoon and a very popular stretch of the trail with lots of people on it.  The new portions of the trail were quite impressive.

21 Acres to be Donated to the City in Montopolis

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For Immediate Release September 21, 2010 Montopolis Tributary Trail Association Media Contact: Stefan Wray stefan@iconmedia.org 512-983-5852 21 ACRES TO BE DONATED TO CITY IN MONTOPOLIS Austin, Texas – The Montopolis Tributary Trail Association and Montopolis neighbors very much thank the McElhenney Family for their generous donation of 21.3 acres of their property to the City of Austin that will be preserved as open green …

Advocate for Completing the Lady Bird Lake Trail!

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There is some good news for Trail (@ Lady Bird Lake) users: Completing the Trail with the Riverside Boardwalk is now on the project list for the planned November 2010 bond election.   Please email the Task Force members now at ctf@austinstrategicmobility.com and let them know: It is time to Complete the Trail. The transportation bond package as a whole will reduce …

2 Statesman Articles of Note: 6/28/10

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Wanted to note in that the Austin American Statesman today (6/28/10) there are two pieces to note: 1) Pam LeBlanc wrote about the challenges of the City Parks Staff to keep up with the trash and maintenance efforts on Barton Creek Greenbelt. (You can help by getting ready for our next big volunteer workday on Barton Creek Greenbelt on September 25th- …

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 …

South Walnut Creek Trail – Public Input Meetings

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Two public meetings for the South Walnut Creek Trail, currently under design. So. Walnut Creek Trail – Public Input Meeting: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6:30 PM Please join City Staff and Trail Consultants for a very important meeting regarding the development of the South Walnut Creek Trail. Tue, Oct 27 at Eastside Memorial High School Cafeteria, 1012 Arthur Stiles Road, …