Category Archives: Parks and recreation

Pond cleanup at Mabel Davis Park on July 29

Volunteers will show Mabel Davis Park some love this month during a cleanup organized by Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) and the Country Club Creek Trail (CCCT) group. Organizers will supply tools, supplies, drinks, snacks and gloves. If you’d like to join … Continue reading

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City considers closing Mabel Davis, Metz pools for season

Water leaks and a lifeguard shortage have prompted the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to delay the opening of city pools, limit operating hours and consider closing two pools for the season, residents learned in an April 28 Austin Monitor story. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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F1 weekend brings out cyclists, volunteers for third year

Earlier this month, some hardy F1 spectators rolled through Burleson Heights and past Austin’s heavy traffic by cycling to the U.S. Grand Prix. And for the third year in a row, area residents and trail supporters hosted a rest stop to help at a bike crossing … Continue reading

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Survey will help city prioritize projects in our neighborhoods

In 2006, area residents helped decide what our neighborhood would be like in the future by working with the city on the East Riverside/Oltorf Combined (EROC) Neighborhood Plan. Now the city would like your help prioritizing the projects that were recommended during … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

As the Independence Day holiday gets closer, here are some safe ways to have a blast. Get ideas for fun things to do on the holiday from Austin 360, the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Visitor Center, do512 and CultureMap Austin. … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep coming up on April 12

Neighborhood volunteers made a big impact in area parks during It’s My Park Day last month, and this weekend we have another chance to make Austin a better place during Clean Sweep. Clean Sweep is Keep Austin Beautiful’s annual volunteer … Continue reading

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Volunteers give area parks a makeover

Dozens of volunteers came out on a misty Saturday morning to donate sweat equity to Southeast Austin parks. They were part of It’s My Park Day, a citywide project coordinated by the nonprofit Austin Parks Foundation, which provided supplies and … Continue reading

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Volunteer to improve an area park on It’s My Park Day

The biggest volunteer project of the year returns to area parks on March 1 for It’s My Park Day. Organized by the Austin Parks Foundation, this annual event mobilizes an army of volunteers across the city, who put in as … Continue reading

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Cyclists take a break in Burleson Heights on way to F1

For the second year, a bike route to the U.S. Grand Prix made a path through our neighborhood, and area residents and trail supporters organized a rest stop to help at a bike crossing and to provide free water, snacks, … Continue reading

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Volunteers host rest stop in pocket park

Neighborhood volunteers have it made in the shade today and Sunday! They’re staffing a rest stop for cyclists who are on their way to the U.S. Grand Prix, the annual F1 races held at Circuit of the Americas in Southeast … Continue reading

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