Category Archives: Parks and recreation

Neighborhood volunteers greet Grand Prix bike commuters

Burleson Heights residents greeted cyclists on their way to the U.S. Grand Prix as they arrived at the Country Club Creek pocket park on Saturday morning. City Council member Chris Riley, representatives of Bike Austin and visitors from around the … Continue reading

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Your formula for surviving Formula One

At last count, Austin had a population of 790, 390, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Next week, expect that to grow by up to 300,000 as Formula One racing at the new Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Southeast … 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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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

For many people, it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks. But there are strict limits on fireworks inside the city limits and in Travis County parks, and our region is once again experiencing a drought, increasing the risk … 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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Dog found in Mabel Davis Park

A pug mix followed a resident home from Mabel Davis Park on Wednesday. Do you know this sweet guy? If you know this dog or the owner, use the contact form to provide your name and how to reach you, and you’ll … 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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Midnight Rodeo owner requests variance to open strip club

Rosemary Follis, who owns the nightclub Midnight Rodeo at 2201 E. Ben White Blvd., has requested a variance that would allow her to open a strip club there. The project requires a variance because, under the city’s Land Development Code, … Continue reading

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City Council will hear requests for changes at Mabel Davis Park

On Thursday, April 5, Austin City Council passed a resolution that will require their approval for changes to the way Mabel Davis Park is used. The decision stems from community response to a proposed off-leash area (OLA) at the park. Last … Continue reading

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