Posted on February 10, 2015 by denman82
Regular updates suspended in 2014 due to overwhelmed volunteers. Accomplishments for 2014 included:
It’s My Park Day 2014
– Fifty-seven neighbors and friends participated in a very successful It’s My Park Day on March 1, 2014. Volunteers weeded and distributed mulch to trees in the northern and northeastern areas of the park, weeded and mulched the sign bed, butterfly/ Purple Martin house bed, and pool area beds, and collected trash from the pool area. In addition to the support from Austin Parks Foundation, Wheatsville Coop, and Chipotle, Genuine Joe’s provided coffee and Tacodeli provided tacos.
New grant-funded infrastructure!
– Co-founder of FOBP and ongoing volunteer leader, Emily Wilson, put together and implemented a grant from Austin Parks Foundation. The work has resulted in the addition of colorful, recycled plastic benches, the new water fountain on the Yates side of the park, and removal/installation of fencing at the kickball/softball field. Thank you Emily!
Maintenance and Improvements by Austin Parks and Recreation
– Austin Parks and Recreation’s Trail Division repaired damage to the trail caused by the heavy winter rains of 2013/2014. PARD also replaced the pea gravel in the play ground area with wood chips as a safety measure. Thank you PARD!