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Austin Parks: Trying to Fill the GAP
Group urges City Council to increase parks and rec budget
"...A coalition of park supporters called "Great Austin Parks" – comprised of members from 12 different groups,..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Then There's This: Parks and Rec in Review
In a parks-centric town like Austin, it's not easy being PARD
"...What a mad, mad, mad, and maddening year it's been for the Austin Parks and..."

Dec. 28, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Funding Texas' Parks and Wildlife: No Walk Through the Park
Parks may finally get more funding, but advocates are wary of shifting some assets to the Texas Historical Commission
"...Texas' parks last week came one step closer to seeing the..."

May 8, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

Parks and Rec Plus Eight
A new planning approach
"...That's how Sara Hensley, director of the city's Parks & Recreation Department, expressed her excitement this week about..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Parks and Rec Shocker: More Money
PARD to get its biggest budget bump in years
"...It's not exactly a windfall, but the Parks and Recreation Department could get its biggest funding boost..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

Parks and Rec: If You Build It ...
Is Austin's appetite for fountains bigger than its wallet?
"...water features in Butler Park? A fountain needs fixing, and a pond, the Parks and Recreation board has decided,..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

2001 Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...the neighborhood pools open that week or the next, and stay open through Aug 5 or 12. Some (marked..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature

2004 Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...the neighborhood pools open that week or the next and stay open through either Aug. 8 or Aug. 15...."

May 7, 2004 Features Feature

Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...While the world waits for school to let out and all the neighborhood pools to open, our beloved Barton..."

May 5, 2000 Features Feature

Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...While the world waits for school to let out and all the neighborhood pools to open, our beloved Barton..."

May 26, 2000 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Keeping Austin Green
The Parks budget finally got a boost, but the real job has just begun
"...Every tree and trail in Austin let out a collective sigh of..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Past, Present, and Future of Waller and Shoal Creeks
Finally doing right by Austin's waterways
"...the apartments where the ice plant used to be, and downstairs into the ditch. It's crowded, cold, and dark..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Forklift Danceworks' My Parks, My Pools, My City
With Bartholomew Swims, Allison Orr's dance company plunges into Austin's pool problem
"...one point in Bartholomew Swims, lifeguards invite neighborhood residents and audience members to mark off the L-shaped perimeter of..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Council Candidate Forced out of Parks Board
Alison Alter was appointed by opponent Sheri Gallo nearly two years ago
"...her appointee, Alison Alter, as a member of the Parks and Recreation Board. The removal comes after Alter refused..."

Aug. 4, 2016 News Post by Annamarya Scaccia

News Roundup: Smoke and Fire
Arsonists, burn bans, and heated arguments
"...In this week's News Roundup: Rangers arrest Austin's car arsonist in Iowa; Council approves a temporary ban..."

Aug. 17, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Contemporary Austin Goings & Comings
Judith Sims retires, Deming sculpture Mystic Raven returns
"...with the museum we now know as the Contemporary Austin, she had almost two decades on staff when the..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Page Two: And So It Begins
International spectacles of darkness and light
"...there's an exciting range of events that are free and open to the public...."

March 12, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Water Parks, Swimming Holes, and More Options to Keep You Cool
Beat the heat with these H2Options
"...have to be miserable in these record-breaking Texas temperatures? Austin has an abundance of enjoyable outdoor water activities to..."

July 18, 2018 Chron Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Parks Board Supports Shrinking Off-Leash Area
Suggested plan would require new Downtown housing to provide dog play areas
"...park's off-leash dog area won the approval of the Parks and Recreation Board Tuesday night. The board voted 5-1..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Follow the Money
Final city budget discussions begin in earnest
"...last week's formal presentation of the proposed city of Austin budget. Whether that's a good thing or not remains..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Council: Work Done and Happy Holidays!
After 2013 arose such a clatter, Council is settling their brains for a long winter's nap
"...After a land-use, political, and environmental struggle of several years, Council essentially..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Parks Department Implements ID Cards
PARD says "everyone is welcome"
"...pass? That may be the new question posed to Austin Parks and Recreation Department visitors in coming weeks. PARD..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Texies and the City
Council's new partnership with flat-track Roller Derby league (video)
"...Seems like Texas Rollergirl and Women's Flat Track Derby Association president Bloody Mary's wish..."

Feb. 7, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin City Limits Goes One Louder
Council considers doubling ACL, plus C3 eyes Auditorium Shores
"...Should the Austin City Limits Music Festival become a two weekend affair?..."

Aug. 1, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Homeless Campground: South Austin Dilemma
Larger issue still unaddressed
"...A group of homeless Austinites camping on 18.2 acres of undeveloped land in South..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction
"...At the end of a group tour of the Austin Animal Center late last year, a few of us..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era
With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint
"...It's 2pm, broad daylight, and a young man with a bandanna masking his face..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Meet and Greet the Mayor
No not that one: former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
"...City Council is informally on hiatus until August – and several members annually spend at least a couple of..."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Fire Relief and Threat Become Daily Occurrences
Burn bans are now a fact of life
"...Central Texas firefighters brace for another outbreak of blazes and fire victims continue their day-to-day struggle. Here's a brief..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Anne Harris

Thinking Through Disc Golf and City Parks
"...reasons. What is unclear is why the city of Austin is trying to relocate those facilities to Roy Guerrero..."

Oct. 6, 2010 Postmarks

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