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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 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

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

News Roundup: Smoke and Fire
Arsonists, burn bans, and heated arguments
"...in Iowa; Council approves a temporary ban on fire and smoking; UT's Confederate statue problem isn't resolved quite yet;..."

Aug. 17, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

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

Parks Smoking Ban, More Up Thursday
No ifs, ands, or (37,000) butts: One smokin' council agenda
"...It's the season of giving, and City Council doesn't disappoint with a wooly, 139-item agenda..."

Dec. 5, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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

News Roundup: Bullhooks and Bikes
Plus knives, fires, and schools
"...boy who was fatally hit while riding his bike; and more...."

Aug. 10, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Dougherty Arts Center Relocation OK'd and Affordable Housing Program Gets Pushed Through at Council
And more notes from the May 9 City Council meeting
"...Affordable housing, climate change, and the Dougherty Arts Center took center stage at a..."

May 10, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

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
"...to choose from. From floating obstacle courses to nude parks and scenic swimming holes, we’ve gathered all the fun..."

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

Lean and ... Leaner
A preview of the city's proposed (and shrinking) budget
"...in the General Fund, which is where your sales and property taxes live and which supports city departments that..."

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

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, including..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Open City Parks for Business Parking?
A proposal to save one restaurant's parking woes is not drawing many supporters
"...take advantage of underutilized public parking on city park land, in order to meet code requirements...."

May 24, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

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

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

New Data and Rules for Dockless Scooters
Open data on 2 million dockless trips, plus new rules for riding on trails
"...sustained in a scooter accident. Then the Austin Trans­portation Department released a treasure trove of dockless mobility data "in..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

Lawsuit and Untapped Locations Add to Soccer Drama
Many balls in play for the Columbus Crew
"...Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the city of Columbus filed a lawsuit on Monday..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Great Streets, Not So Great Parks
Battle at the park over Riverside Drive
"...design Town Lake Cultural Park, a 54-acre green space and arts area conceived as the Central Park Austin Doesn't..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Thinking Through Disc Golf and City Parks
"...which included 25 acres to be zoned for housing and general office-mix use. Now the city of Austin Parks..."

Oct. 6, 2010 Postmarks

Then There's This: Pool Plan Panned and Lauded
Council to consider grounds for improving Barton Springs
"...city panels is better than the much more elaborate and expensive plan that was initially kicked around...."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

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

City Budget: More Cuts and Hikes on the Way
Austin Energy, Austin Water both proposing fee increases
"...helping close a nearly $10 million gap between revenues and expenditures in the city's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget...."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Can MACC and 70 Rainey Coexist?
Will the development of the Rainey Street District squeeze the MACC?
"...existence might be in jeopardy, given the lack of parkland designation for the museum complex, which would protect it..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Public Notice: And on the Seventh Day ...
City planning never stops
"...budget last month (see "Follow the Money," Oct. 23), and then last week dealt with some major hot-button issues..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Which Way Will Austin Swing? Ninth Inning, 3 and 2
Home By the River
"...Colorado River Park. But while supporters - including Reynolds and Mayor Bruce Todd - have hailed the stadium as..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

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