Category Archives: Off-leash areas

Preservation work can begin on South Austin landmark

The City of Austin and a nonprofit foundation have signed an agreement to preserve a historic house at Riverside Drive and Interstate 35 and operate it as an events center. The 1922 Norwood House and surrounding grounds will be restored … Continue reading

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Neighborhood calendar for January

It’s back to school and back to work in the Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods. It’s also back to some neighborhood business, including hearings on a fenced off-leash area proposed for Mabel Davis Park. City Council might hear the dog park … Continue reading

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City forum Nov. 28 on reducing bacteria in creeks

Representatives of the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will present the first of several public forums on reducing bacterial contamination in Austin Creeks on Wednesday. The forum will focus on four creeks … Continue reading

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Community forum Aug. 29 on proposed dog park

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will soon host a public forum to discuss an off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for Mabel Davis District Park. This will be the third public meeting since June 2011 about the … Continue reading

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Mabel Davis Park issue is front-page news

Today’s Austin American-Statesman has an article on page A1 about neighborhood reaction to a 1.6-acre fenced off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for Mabel Davis Park. Sarah Coppola’s article, Planned off-leash park runs afoul of neighbors, cites the need for dog parks in a … Continue reading

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Neighborhood calendar for July

So far July is shaping up as a quiet month with a few important events. Coming up are the monthly Police Commander’s Forum, the Independence Day fireworks display on Auditorium Shores, a possible Planning Commission hearing on the Carlson Drive issue, … Continue reading

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Mabel Davis off-leash area update

Representatives of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Dept. (PARD) met at Mabel Davis Park on April 10 to talk with residents about a 1.6-acre fenced off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for the southwest corner of the park. This is … Continue reading

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