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" calling 974-6745. Forms may be returned online, at PARD, faxed to 974-6756, or mailed to Facilities Naming Nomination,..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Block – was considering a $1 million donation to PARD to create and maintain a cancer survivors plaza, which..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...the situation was unfortunate, but she did not blame PARD, which she said has been under-funded for the last..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature

City of the Dead
Journeying through the graves of Austin's oldest cemetery
" San Marcos-based private firm Intercare Corporation since 1990. (PARD became responsible for the city's cemeteries in 1986; the..."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Is BCP Still for the Birds?
Ongoing disagreement over the appropriate balance between public access and endangered species protection on Western Travis County's Balcones Canyonlands Preserve comes to a head
"...establishing leash-free areas and later reinforced by a 1994 PARD resolution reaffirming the council policy – both of which..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Tree Flakes?
Recent Austin tree spats are symptoms of our need for a coordinated plan to manage the urban forest
"...the supplier simply not delivering promised trees – but PARD's Stuart Strong said the department would "review its procedures"..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Canoe Conundrum
Longtime proprietors of Town Lake's canoe rental franchise get sent up the river without a paddle
"...since Howard Barnett submitted his original two-page proposal to PARD. While all the parties involved recognize this, today's decision..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Council Notes
City Council heads into the budget season, looking to restore previously cut services
" presentations from Austin's Community Services departments (Library, H&HS, PARD, et al.) on how the proposed budget affects them...."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...system's more than 30 miles of paths, said Austin PARD Planner Butch Smith. The trails also tie into Capital..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...affordable, program. Tiny Tots survives on word-of-mouth advertising because PARD doesn't advertise it, said Randall Terrell, whose toddler started..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

2005 Kids Summer Camps
An annotated list of several places where kids could be going this summer to enjoy physically and mentally invigorating activities
"...tumbling, swimming, gun safety, horseback riding, and more. Li'l pardners may then unwind with arts & crafts, on their..."

April 29, 2005 Features Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...the wrongfully convicted – SB 227 would simplify the pardon process for exonerated defendants, and SB 225 would increase..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
"...water supply creek in Austin. We helped develop the PARD Adopt-a-Park Program, and then adopted the Bull Creek Greenbelt..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Column

Bull Creek Foundation Proud of Record
"...water supply creek in Austin. We helped develop the PARD Adopt-a-Park Program, and then adopted the Bull Creek Greenbelt..."

Dec. 14, 2004 Postmarks

Happy Trails to All at Austin Confab
National Trails Symposium comes to Convention Center
"...funding. Likewise, user conflict remains a high priority within PARD, especially around the Town Lake Trail, which sees an..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Dan Oko

House Park Skateboarders Roll for Action
A downtown skate fest raises the call for a city skateboard park
" assure skaters that the park project remains viable. PARD director Warren Struss spoke of the "need to ensure..."

July 16, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

2004 Austin Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule
"...specific hours, location map PDFs, and other info including PARD's swimming and diving classes, check online at or..."

May 7, 2004 Features Feature

'The Worst of All Worlds'
"...translates into reductions of between 23% and 55% in PARD programs like the Summer Playgrounds and Totally Cool, Totally..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
One More New Job for Heitz
"...most satisfying experiences as a department head were with PARD, where a number of new parks and swimming pools..."

June 13, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...Ore., parks bureau. Jordan came to Austin to run PARD in 1984 after serving 10 years as the first..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature

Arts Consultants: Connect the Cultural Dots
The city's consultants recommend a new, one-stop shop and more funding for Austin's arts programs.
"...the cultural-contracts and Art in Public Places programs from PARD, but also the film and music offices (currently assigned..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Double Jeopardy
A long-ago marijuana conviction gets a library staffer fired and raises questions about city employment policies and the war on drugs
"...expensive process that can take months -- or seek pardon from Governor Rick Perry. He paid his bills by..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Austin's Creative Clash
Austin's arts funding process leaves much to be desired -- and consulted.
"...a small office within a sprawling city department like PARD, and that has scattered cultural-affairs activities throughout its org..."

Oct. 4, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...public hearing Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30pm at the PARD office at Lamar and Riverside. -- M.C.M...."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Feature

Inside Books Turned Outside
"...most safe of sites for any organization to utilize." PARD will shut it down, and eventually it will be..."

April 19, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Our readers talk back.
"...let their friends run free in local public parks ["PARD in Heat Over Dog Park," Feb. 22]. Though I..."

March 1, 2002 Column

Naked City
" 7pm. Expect a hot reception for Olivares, whose PARD Police have cracked down on Old West Austin dog..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
"...fact, may detract from -- the important mission of PARD," states a memo to City Manager Jesus Garza written..."

Oct. 12, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Skate Listings
" dusk. S. Loop 1 near Slaughter. 499-6700 (Austin PARD office).Skating RinksROUND ROCK ROLLER RINK RRRR is a no-frills..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Shadrock Roberts

Bygone Buildings
Right in the booming heart of Austin, folks can still find evidence of times past. Devin Greaney explores some of Austin's abandoned haunts.
"...was very painful to pull out," Batson says. Austin PARD has no plans at this time for the home's..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Devin Greaney

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