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Parks and Rec Proposes Metered Parking for Deep Eddy Pool Lot
The currently free lot could see meters in 2020
"...On Friday, Sept. 13, the city’s Parks and Recreation Director Kim McNeeley sent a memo to..."

Sept. 18, 2019 News Post by Michael King

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

Crosstalk: Austin Parks and Rec Board Discusses Fair Pay at SXSW, and More Music News
The latest moves from Austin's Tribe Mafia and Jackie Venson
"...The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers, after protests demanding fair pay for artists..."

March 31, 2023 Music Column by Lina Fisher

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

SpaceX May Get Chunk of Boca Chica State Park From Texas Parks and Wildlife
Swapping 43 acres of public beach for 477 of wildlife refuge
"...Next Thursday, January 25, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider swapping 43 acres of..."

Jan. 18, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Opinion: Flawed Cemetery Rules Process Violates City Council Resolution and Betrays Public Trust
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is trying to force new rules that could result in the desecration of hundreds of graves
"...vibrant, brilliant 13-year-old niece, Shoshana, died suddenly of myocarditis and was buried in Austin Memorial Park (AMP). While visiting..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Column by Sharon Weintraub

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

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 Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Opinion: Parks Have Been our Refuge During the Pandemic. Using Them Responsibly Is the Only Way to Keep Them Open.
The CEO of Austin Parks Foundation asks you to respect our green space and the PARD staff working to maintain it
"...risked their lives so we can all stay home and be safe. Austin is filled with heroes – nurses..."

May 29, 2020 Column by Colin Wallis

Parks Board Recommends Zilker Plan Despite Misinformation-Fueled Outrage
Stakeholders respond to 5,000-seat amphitheater concerns
"...The Zilker Park Vision Plan has cleared its last..."

May 26, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Day Trips: The Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond, Port Aransas
Restored Port A nature preserve is paradise for wildlife and people
"...The Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond in Port Aransas has reopened,..."

May 3, 2024 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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

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

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

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

“Reimagining” APD and Its Huge Budget Starts Now
City Council and the city manager try to move away from policing, but is it enough?
"...is reinvested back into APD to enhance its training and records management. The resulting $8.1 million in actual reductions..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Blues on the Green Back On, Thanks to City Council and H-E-B
New resolution outlines city co-sponsorship of free event
"...rising costs, is back on thanks to city co-sponsorship and increased financial support from H-E-B...."

Feb. 16, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

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

'Out of Bounds': Reason To Celebrate in the Motor City, and More
New 'Chronicle' sports column debuts
"...pop culture – what's on TV, in the theatres, and more...."

Oct. 13, 2011 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

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

The Best and Worst of Fall TV
Andy Samberg and Michael J. Fox have promising shows lined up
"...at their annual upfront presentations. Based on brief clips and trailers of the new shows, here's a roundup of..."

May 17, 2013 Screens Post by Aleksander Chan

Dog Toys and Puppy Sports Lead Our Recommended Community Events
Bucking broncos, drag vampires, and more highlights
"...place filled with misfit sewing notions, scraps of this and that, doodads and whatsits galore. Volunteers make it run,..."

Feb. 9, 2024 Arts Feature by Katherine McNevins

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

'Statesman' Demagoguery on SXSW and Special Events
"...no secret that though they are separate businesses, SXSW and The Austin Chronicle share partial ownership. Over the years,..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

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

8 of Austin's Best Natural Springs and Swimming Holes
In and around town, keep cool all summer long
"...you. Be prepared by getting reacquainted with these springs and natural pools. Ignore them at your own risk...."

May 17, 2019 Events Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

'Service Reductions' and 'Unmet Needs'
What the numbers show
"...cuts to departmental budgets to be considered by public and city officials. In addition, each department was also asked..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature

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