Visit to Museum Reach, Riverwalk, San Antonio

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To celebrate my spouse’s successful completion of graduate school this week, we took an overnight trip to San Antonio to check out museums and  the several mile new extension of the San Antonio Riverwalk, part of a multi-year effort to extend the river walk to 13 miles from Brackenridge Park to the north and Mission Espada to the south.  After …

Thanks to All National Trails Day Volunteers

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Over 300 volunteers came out to work on 13 different projects on the Barton Creek Greebelt.  The Foundation helped out, along with a number of other groups and organizations, but the Hill Country Conservancy organized it and made lunch and t-shirts possible.  We got a lot of work done, but there’s a ton more to do (and a few things …

Eastwoods Park Trail taking shape

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A new granite gravel and pervious concrete trail is taking shape at Eastwoods Park, just north of the UT campus.  Funded by funds through an agreement with the Concordia development, Weigelt Enterprises is constructing the trail, designed by the Parks Planning group, under contract with the Austin Parks Foundation and overseen by the neighborhood association.  Several sections, like this one …

Upcoming Park Project Meetings

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We wanted to let you know about a few upcoming park project related meetings. 1. Wed May 13: Waller Creek District Master Plan Public Workshop The City is asking the community to help shape the vision of the Waller Creek District by attending a public workshop on Wednesday, May 13. Learn more about its current condition and provide input on …

Please Support the Boardwalk Trail Conceptual Plan

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On Thursday, the Austin City Council will consider the Boardwalk Trail Conceptual Plan as item #10 on their agenda.  At 9:30 am, we will participate with the Trail Foundation, BikeTexas and other supporters in a press conference in front of City Hall.  Please come out and support the trail by attending and then registering your support on the kiosks in …

Future Walnut Creek Trail Update

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The future Walnut Creek Trail will ultimately be a 16-mile, 12 foot wide concrete trail from Balcones District Park in NW Austin to Govalle Park in East Austin.  This runs through and connects to trails in Walnut Creek Metro Park, but doesn’t replace any of those mountain biking trails. Based on a presentation by Parks and Recreation Project Staff on …

ClifBar Greenotes Barton Creek Cleanup & Concert – Nov 1

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Our thanks to ClifBar and REI along with Keep Austin Beautiful for helping us host the ClifBar Greenotes Barton Creek Greenbelt clean-up.  95 volunteers turned out to the Zilker Park Polo Fields Picnic Area to sign-in, grab trash bags and then clean-up portions of the Barton Creek greenbelt from a number of trailheads including Zilker, Spyglass, Loop 360, and Twin …

Lots of Ways to Volunteer in the next few weeks…

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We have quite a few volunteer events coming in the next 30 days and we definitely need volunteers and especially, volunteer leaders for our big events on Nov 1 at Barton Creek Greenbelt and Nov 8 at Country Club Creek Trail @ Guerrero-Colorado River Park. Details and Sign-ups are on our volunteer page. Oct 18: 9 am to noon – …