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Day Trips: Drive-Through Wildlife Parks
Take a drive on the wild side at these animal parks
"...Drive-through animal parks are naturally low-contact because you stay in your car...."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by 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

I Used To Go Here
Delayed coming-of-age comedy still has some maturing to do
"...miss our interview with Austin musician Andrew Bianculli, "Star Parks Soundtracks I Used To Go Here," July 30...."

Aug. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Shalavé Cawley

Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
The latest on safe travel during the pandemic
"...Park System’s birthday and free entrance day in National Parks on August 25...."

Aug. 6, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The Common Law
Mask up, Austin (and stop bridge jumping into Lady Bird Lake)
"...include things like collegiate sporting events, swimming pools, amusement parks, museums, and libraries. So, at present, UT football falls..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Green Light for Greenbelts: Effective Aug. 8, the Parks and Recreation Department will reopen Bull Creek Greenbelt and..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Feature

Council Recap: Undoing Austin’s White Supremacist Legacy
A Juneteenth holiday, renamings, alcohol rules among changes
"...2018, the city’s Equity Office identified 34 streets, monuments, parks, buildings, and other assets that bear such history. Council..."

July 31, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Star Parks Soundtracks I Used To Go Here
Austin's Andy Bianculli on the ups and downs of movie music
"...music – six tracks pulled from his band Star Parks’ recent four-star LP The New Sounds of Late Capitalism,..."

July 30, 2020 Screens Post by Kevin Curtin

Star Parks Soundtracks I Used to Go Here
Austin’s Andy Bianculli on the ups and downs of movie music

July 31, 2020 Screens Feature by Kevin Curtin

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

In We Are Here! Living the Legacy of Dr. Givens, Remembering East Austin’s Past and Fighting for Its Future
Eastside advocates and participants in Forklift Danceworks' Givens Swims shared their thoughts about their community
"...for playground equipment. Fought for better streets, bus services, parks. If he hadn't gone to City Council to fight..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips: Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Menard
Frontier fort was home to Buffalo Soldiers
"...The state parks department began acquiring the abandoned fort in 1968. Now..."

July 31, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Umlauf After Dark ft. Daphne Tunes
Popular sculpture garden presents live music to recover from burglary
"...occurred on July 2, when the city closed all Parks and Recreation Department facilities due to the spike in..."

July 27, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

“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

Add It to the Parks
"...the property and add it to the system of parks along Bull Creek. The agenda item is 98. I..."

July 21, 2020 Postmarks

Busted Over Bikes
"...doesn’t want cyclists on the trails or in the parks. So keep it up and the headline “Cyclists Banned..."

July 16, 2020 Postmarks

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Fund Outside: Austin Outside, a transportation and parks advocacy group, is calling for a $750 million safe..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature

Day Trips: Matagorda Beach
A seashore with social distancing
"...At the mouth of the Colorado River, Matagorda's main..."

July 10, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Austin Parks, Some Pools Closed: In an effort to slow the..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature

ACL Festival Cancels 2020 Event
Citing safety concerns, organizers look forward to 2021
"...live music, and our community. This includes supporting Austin Parks Foundation for the past 15 years to improve parks..."

July 1, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Officials fear holiday weekend will give virus a transmission boost
"...In advance of the holiday weekend, all city parks and recreational facilities – such as golf courses, tennis..."

June 29, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Day Trips & Beyond: June Travel Updates
Safe daytripping as coronavirus continues
"...The City of San Marcos has closed its river parks until further notice. Parks affected by the closure are..."

June 26, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Port Isabel Lighthouse
The lighthouse guided ships through the channel between Padre Island and the mainland
"...in 1905, the lighthouse was restored by the Texas Parks Board in 1947 and became a state park in..."

June 26, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: Water Park Updates From Around the State
Daytripping in the age of a pandemic
"...It wouldn’t be summer without water parks. Around the state, parks with a water theme like..."

June 19, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here's what we're listening to
"...like "The Hip" and "The U.T." – Tim Stegall Aaron Parks: Parks & Wreck..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Day Trips: Guadalupe River
Four swimming holes on the Guadalupe River
"...Nichol's Landing County Park is the only public park..."

June 19, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...entering Stage 4 of APH's risk-based guidelines, Travis Coun­ty Parks will limit park amenities to the use of trails..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature

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

Five Events You Shouldn’t Miss at ATX TV ... From the Couch!
From Perry Mason to Nancy Drew, it’s time for you to get a clue about this year’s ATX Television Festival
"...down with" showrunners and writers Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation), Beth Schwartz (Sweet Tooth, Arrow), Melinda Hsu..."

June 5, 2020 Screens Feature by Selome Hailu

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

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