Category Archives: Parks and recreation

Seeking neighborhood volunteers for F1 weekend

Get ready for an influx of international visitors soon when our neighborhood is again part of the bicycle route to the U.S. Grand Prix. The pocket park between Pleasant Valley and Burleson roads is at the halfway point on the … Continue reading

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Improving Austin Streams forum on Oct. 9

In a followup to a series of public meetings that began in November 2012, the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will soon hold a public forum on reducing bacterial contamination in Austin … Continue reading

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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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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

As the Independence Day holiday gets closer, here’s a reminder about safe ways to celebrate. For a really big bang, check out the Austin Symphony concert and fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Auditorium Shores. Fireworks will begin at … Continue reading

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Bridge could get better paths for cyclists, pedestrians

The City of Austin has worked hard to improve infrastructure that helps pedestrians and cyclists safely get around town, but some big gaps in the network remain. With a boardwalk trail that will bring more bike and foot traffic to … Continue reading

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Cleanup at area parks for It’s My Park Day

The Austin Parks Foundation’s annual It’s My Park Day attracts thousands of volunteers who show Austin Parks some love, and Saturday, March 2, is your chance to make an area park your Valentine. If you’d like to volunteer, please register online and join … 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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A look back at a year in the Hurly-Burly

The Hurly-Burly just wrapped up its first complete calendar year as a neighborhood resource, attracting 4,600 views! The five posts that drew the most visits were about a new pocket park on the grounds of a mansion torn down by developers, … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety on New Year’s Eve

For many people, it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without fireworks. Even though New Year’s Eve has been a drizzly day, please be aware that Travis County is again in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. There … 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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