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The Big Picture Map
A comprehensive map of Town Lake Corridor public and private development projects
"...the shoreline hike-and-bike trail is a multimillion-dollar project that PARD and trail advocates would love to get done. In..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature

Budget 'Highlights' -- the Bad News
The major cuts in the FY2004 proposed city budget.
"..."Nontraditional" PARD programs like Totally Cool, Totally Art, and the Summer..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature

Give It a Rest
Homeless people still get tickets for public sleeping, even though city law no longer bans it.
"...the rest of the force. Fealy has also asked PARD Police Chief Darrell Lewis to the view the material..."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

To Dog or Not to Dog
The leash-law controversy continues in Old West Austin
"...the intent to get one side to win." Although PARD Director Jesus Olivares and the Parks Board oppose the..."

Aug. 23, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Dog Park Redux
" as a leash-free area. But in recent months, PARD patrol officers have stepped up enforcement of the park's..."

March 8, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

He's Got a Little List
Key highlights and lowlights of the proposed city budget
"...Parks and libraries: PARD is losing eight Roving Leader positions -- four of..."

Aug. 3, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...owners who congregate there in the early evening. Since PARD handed down its decision on the park, dog owners..."

June 1, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Austin Youth Hostel gets a reprieve from the city, which agreed not to evict the hostel in exchange for $1,625 in rent a month.
" space for the city's Parks and Recreation Department (PARD)...."

Sept. 22, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Summer Free Lunch Program
Jorge Zapata, supervisor of the Austin PARD's summer free-lunch program, is serious about outreach. He wants the parents of all Austin school kids who qualify for reduced-price or free lunches to know their kids are welcome at the 55 PARD summer free-lunch sites around the city.
"...Jorge Zapata, supervisor of the Austin PARD's summer free-lunch program, is serious about outreach. He wants..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

"...Austin PARD, 499-6700"

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Economic Cleansing
"...Boaters! The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) recently closed Walsh Landing for the summer because of..."

April 16, 1999 Column

Slide, Slide, Slippedy Slide
Replaying On Austin's Playscapes
"...playgrounds, we also found that Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) staff have adopted a long-range improvement plan and were..."

July 26, 1996 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Tunnel Vision
The New Waller Creek
"...the trail between Cesar Chavez Street and Town Lake. PARD also plans to make the trail ADA-accessible and install..."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Displacement Bad
New task force report finds room to improve
"...• Givens District Park: PARD is creating a master plan to guide future improvements..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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
" 2016 directing interim Assistant City Manager (and former PARD director) Sara Hensley to conduct a review of the..."

July 27, 2018 News Feature by Kate Groetzinger

Public Notice – CodeNEXT: The Halftime Score?
If you view the code rewrite simply as a struggle between the urbanists and the preservationists, it's fair to ask, who's winning?
"...the dilapidated, but beloved and well-used, Dougherty Arts Center. PARD says the DAC has been found "beyond repair ......"

July 6, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: What a Difference a Year Makes
Election news, and your city at work
" There's one playscape there now, but in 2014, PARD acquired the empty land to expand the park from..."

Nov. 10, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give
Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council
" and are supplemented from GF revenues. Unlike other PARD programs – parks, swimming pools, soccer fields – the..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: EV / AV Club, Continued
More mobility musings, SXSW Week Two & beyond
"...and a Pocket Park, is being jointly developed by PARD and the property owner. PARD will host the first..."

March 17, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Life Goes On
Gotta keep believing that love trumps hate
"...• Duncan Park: PARD and the Shoal Creek Conserv­an­cy have been collecting public..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

If We Had Budget Enough, and Time ...
Council closes in on a final FY 2017 city budget
"...• $119,000: PARD Senior Transportation Services..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

Council Budget Afterthoughts
Council members offer post-approval thoughts on FY 2016 budget
"...• $1.150 million block grant increase to PARD’s overall budget to address department priorities, specifically maintenance and..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Public Notice: The Dog That Didn't Bark
Will property taxes in Texas ever make sense?
"...longer than any of the commercial damage along Lamar. PARD has completed assessing the damage at Deep Eddy Pool,..."

June 5, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Point Austin: Budgets Is Hard
Council begins digging into the budget details, and it ain't easy
"...Rec announced that its budget is overstrained, and that PARD recommends cutting back on public pool availability this summer,..."

May 8, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Civics 101
"...PARD NEEDS NAMES The Parks & Rec Dept. is seeking..."

July 11, 2014 News Column

Civics 101
"...Opening of the Carver Museum's Cultural and Genealogy Center PARD celebrates the Center's opening. 2pm. 1165 Angelina...."

June 13, 2014 News Column

Homeless Campground: South Austin Dilemma
Larger issue still unaddressed
"...the area, one of Cohen's emails was forwarded to PARD when the city confirmed that the campground fell on..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Floating Tubes Hit NIMBY Rapids
City looks for ways to regulate Colorado River
"...Currently, PARD does not regulate the section of the Colorado River..."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Auditorium Shores: The Next Millennium?
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on hand
"...the "Auditorium Shores Improvements Project will be led by PARD, actively coordinated with the APF and C3 Presents ......"

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Meet and Greet the Mayor
No not that one: former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
"...the “Auditorium Shores Improvements Project will be led by PARD, actively coordinated with the Austin Parks Foundation and C3..."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Michael King

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