Tag Archives: Mabel Davis Park

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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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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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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Take a walk, remove an invasive plant

The fields of bastard cabbage around Austin might seem too daunting to remove, but Joan Singh, Parks Grounds Manager for the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has a suggestion. If you’re using a park like Mabel Davis anyway, take a … Continue reading

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