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Pushing Priorities
Councilmembers Lay Down Their Cards
"...Goodman's Citizens' Planning Committee, and a limited number of Parks & Recreation Department youth activities designed to reduce juvenile..."

Sept. 6, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

This Ain't No KOA
Don't Let the Tent Flap Hit You on Your Way Out...
"...cast the measure as a way to reclaim public parks for Austin's taxpayers. He said the land on which..."

Feb. 16, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Council Watch
Fringe Benefits
"...laments the proposed allocations, or lack thereof, for the Parks Department. While the city's extensive system of parks is..."

July 14, 1995 News Column by Alex de Marban

Killer Green Information Environmental BBSs
BBS Basics
"...Metro Info BBS Modem: 251-8712. Includes information on Texas parks - number of campsites, what's available at them, nearby..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Wilson Marks Finds Beauty in the Random
Seela serves up whimsical illustration in “Only a Train” clip
"...which also features Daniel Durham on bass and Aaron Parks on drums. The album was recorded with Justin Douglas..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-September Travel Updates
Travel news from around Texas and beyond
"...Travis County’s Hamilton Pool Preserve has reopened to hikers...."

Sept. 10, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Class Action Park
The stunning tale of New Jersey's unfathomable Action Park
"...Theme parks are about the pretense of danger. No matter how..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Where’s Our LDC Rewrite?
Back into the looking glass with your City Council
"...Trainy McTrainface? Hopefully not. Austin Parks Foundation has announced a contest to name the new..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

So You Want to Buy an RV
Purchasing tips from two "Day Trips" pros
"...early favorites. In the meantime we're scoping out state parks and RV parks to decide where to go first...."

Aug. 21, 2020 Features Feature by Patty and Gerald E. McLeod

Can Architecture Provide a Blueprint for Our Post-COVID Existence?
Forge Craft Architecture's COVID Companion is a field guide to the world of the Aftertimes
"...planning. Modernized sewage systems, boulevards and broad sidewalks, and parks – including NYC's Central Park – all trace back..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Kevin Curtin Hung Out With All of Austin’s “Tree of the Year” Winners
A socially distanced journey through the city’s green spaces
"...was Kirsten Schneider, the environmental program coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department's Urban Forestry division. She explained that..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

“Reimagining” APD and Its Huge Budget Starts Now
City Council and the city manager try to move away from policing, but is it enough?
"...budget included about $6 million for patrols of city parks. If that funding were moved to the Parks and..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Pools Reopen, but With New Rules
Expect temperature checks, required masks, and sign-ins when you return to city pools
"...The Parks and Recreation Department has set a number of rules..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

What to Expect at Austin's Newly Reopened Pools
New policies, fewer pools, and how to navigate them
"...in mind. Aquatics director Jodi Jay said that the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) prioritized “ensur[ing] that each community..."

June 2, 2020 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

Local Merch to Shop on Bandcamp Today
Let these 15 selects kick off your shopping spree
"...for Matthew Logan Vasquez’s Nine Mile Records-backed supergroup. Star Parks' “Stairway to Another Place” Button..."

March 20, 2020 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows
It’s closing time
"...include weddings and funerals, religious services, and sporting events. Parks and playgrounds remain open, but most pools, recreation centers,..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Laissez les bons temps rouler
"...of Jacob’s Well Natural Area Feb. 8, 22, Wimberley, www.hayscountytx.com/departments/hays-county-parks-recreation/jacobs-well-natural-area..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

SXSW Film Gets Latest Apatow, Snowpiercer Premiere
Huge lineup includes new docs on St. Vincent, Ozzy, Zappa
"...survive the night. Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer (World Premiere)..."

Jan. 15, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Unpacks Longest Lineup List
Soccer Mommy, Caroline Rose, Alyona Alyona, and 351 more
"...Sutton, Queue Queue, Quiet Company, Reign, Sound Mass, Star Parks, Sue Foley, Teeta, Teddythelegacy, Tetractys New Music, Tiarra Girls,..."

Jan. 14, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips: Coming in 2020 Across Texas
What Capt. Day Trips is looking forward to in the new year
"...• Improvements in our state parks system should start appearing as repairs begin to percolate..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Guide to Austin's Land Development Code Lingo
Know your zones
"...MH is a new zone specifically for mobile home parks...."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature

Plan Your Psychedelic Weekend With These Levitation Picks
Nearly two-dozen choices ranging from the Flaming Lips to Elephant Stone
"...Deantoni ParksSat. 9, Empire Control Room, 12:45am Working with John Cale,..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Here's What's on the Nov. 5 Ballot in Austin
A quick guide to the propositions you'll be yea-ing or nay-ing
"...state’s sales taxes on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission to provide..."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Land Development Code Zone Summary
Don't know your R1s from your MS2Bs? We break it down for you.
"...MH is a new zone specifically for mobile home parks...."

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature

Waller Creek Conservancy Rebrands to Waterloo Greenway
Don't worry, the creek hasn't changed its name
"...retains its legacy title, as do the two existing parks in the Greenway: Waterloo to the north and Palm..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Long Gone Wild
New film asks, what happened after Blackish brought orca torture to light?
"...the impact of Blackfish, the new wave of water parks in China, Russian whale smugglers, and the major question..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Leander Puts Controversial Library Policies On Hold
Many questions still unanswered in wake of June protests
"...Mark Tummons, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department (which oversees the library) then turned..."

July 19, 2019 News Post by Nick Yeager

To Expand the Convention Center or Not?
Despite unanimous support from City Council, voters will decide the answer
"...variety of public purposes: "live music, the arts, culture, parks, environmental features, and our heritage," and even a specialized..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Bees Under Attack
"...work of Environment Texas volunteers and canvassers, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department agreed to cease using these chemicals..."

July 10, 2019 Postmarks

Celebrating Crime Month
"...his cronies? Smokescreen blame has been placed on the Parks and Recreation Board. In our swamp, the dysfunctional guardian..."

July 5, 2019 Postmarks

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