181-210 of 377 results, sorted by relevance | sort by date
Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Department. Rumors surfaced several weeks ago that staff from PARD and the Planning, Environmental and Conservation Services Department would..."

July 25, 1997 News Feature

Low and Outside
Playing Ball With the Big Boys in Montopolis
"...has no "metropolitan parks" (the big-mama units of the PARD system, such as Zilker and Emma Long), but no..."

Jan. 12, 1996 News Feature

Off the Desk
" the director of the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) to take the job. Assistant PARD director Jesus Olivares..."

Jan. 5, 1996 News Feature

Arts, Comedy, Theatre, Movies, and More Recommended Weekend Events
Jackie and Foxy Brown?! Yes please!
"...most of us get to enjoy the great Austin PARD’s work at the 44 public aquatic facilities to choose..."

June 7, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...a city report found, and the Austin Monitor reported. PARD is asking for a roughly 75% increase in maintenance..."

May 31, 2024 News Feature

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Lake. The building's future will be taken up at PARD's next board meeting November 27...."

Nov. 3, 2023 News Feature

Farewell to Flo
"...the people who live nearby safe. Again, thank you PARD, for making the right decision for the safety of..."

Oct. 4, 2023 Postmarks

As Austin Grows, Parkland Will Shrink, Per New State Law
PARD is working to draft a new ordinance to comply with the law
" 30 to 60% lower than current fees, meaning PARD won’t meet its parkland goals unless it finds new..."

Oct. 3, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

The Summer Heat Has Been Brutal, but at Least You Can Swim for Free in These City Pools
City waives pool fees through Sept. 30
"...allowed pools to remain open all summer. In July, PARD credited the surge in lifeguard applications to a streamlined..."

Aug. 10, 2023 News Post by Austin Sanders

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...recruitment efforts all contributed to the boost in hiring, PARD said, and as a result, all 32 of the..."

July 14, 2023 News Feature

Public Notice: Public Land for Public Good, Act 3
Why is it so hard to make actual progress on housing?
"...As I reported a few weeks back, PARD has released the draft Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision Plan..."

Dec. 9, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Cemetery Troubles
"...reversed only after I got the attention of the PARD director who immediately acted to plant a new tree...."

Nov. 21, 2022 Postmarks

"...Dear Editor, I agree that PARD should not be in charge of the cemeteries any..."

Nov. 15, 2022 Postmarks

City Base Wage Jumps to $20/Hour for Next Fiscal Year
Council approves increase for city workers
"...million to increase pay for more employees, because many PARD jobs are seasonal but are funded for the full..."

Aug. 26, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Recap: Adopted FY23 Budget Puts More Cash in Everybody's Pockets
Still TBD: Impact of future public safety contracts
"...million to increase pay for more employees, because many PARD jobs are seasonal even though they’re funded for the..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Post by Austin Sanders

Neighbors With and Without Homes Collide at Roy Guerrero Park
“But then where?”
"...In a statement provided to the Chronicle, PARD spokesperson Kanya Lyons said that the city has responded..."

July 15, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Austin Desperately Needs Lifeguards but Has Resisted Calls for a Wage Increase
Lifeguards in limbo
"...the workforce." Levine also noted that it's not just PARD that has struggled to fill job openings, nor is..."

June 3, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Public Notice: Setting an Agenda for Land Use
"...nice, and kind of like a no-brainer, right? Perhaps PARD can think about incorporating some of these natural elements..."

June 3, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

City Ordered to Pay Developer for Historic Montopolis Negro School Property
The high cost of history

May 6, 2022 News Feature by Abe Asher

Public Notice: Zilker Park Vision Still Cloudy
It’s hard planning for the future, when humans insist on living in the present
" the Polo Field, currently utilized in the park," PARD estimates there are currently 2,450 parking spaces in the..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Mobility plans on the move; land use boards stay put
"...("Public Notice: Rewilding Zilker Park," Oct. 15, 2021), as PARD moves ahead with "the first comprehensive planning effort in..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Giddy Optimism
Omicron will save us, Part II
"...oddly enough, is the Waller Creek Boathouse Relocation Workshop: PARD and the Project Connect team discuss its future because..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Election Results: Austin Can Save Itself, Thanks
Pro-policing GOP-aligned campaigners crash into city’s fiscal reality on Election Day
"...John Treviño Park and a plan to also convert PARD's other maintenance facility on the north shore, next to..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Chronicle Endorsements for the Propositions on the November Ballot
November 2021 Statewide General Election and City of Austin Special Election
"...and the Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park) that PARD is strapped to maintain as it is. If an..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Public Notice: How Austin Ranks
What a new report about racial segregation says about our city
"...PARD will also be holding the first community meeting for..."

June 25, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...enough lifeguards can be trained, certified, and hired, said PARD. To apply, visit"

May 28, 2021 News Feature

Public Notice: Taking a Mulligan?
Hancock Golf Course/Park plans seem to be off the boil
"...signaled that if it stayed that way going forward, PARD would be happy to keep running it as is,..."

March 5, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Live and In Person!
The Austin Music Awards presentation is comin’ at ya
" Tuesday, March 2, presumably still at 7-8:30pm, with PARD's Anthony Segura and Kevin Gomillion and perhaps CM Kathie..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: And Now for Something ...
Puppies are cuter than real estate statistics
"...on Feb. 16, come prepared to ask questions of PARD Assistant Director Anthony Segura. Both will be streamed live..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Kevin Curtin Hung Out With All of Austin’s “Tree of the Year” Winners
A socially distanced journey through the city’s green spaces
"...had run from 2007 to 2012, initially overseen by PARD, then by the organization Tree Folks in its final..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

« 1    BACK    2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11     NEXT    13 »
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle