Monday, October 18, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Environmental, neighborhood groups call for ‘rewilding’ Zilker Park

One of the city’s main environmental groups hopes to increase biodiversity and reduce the impact of visitors to Zilker Park by pushing for more natural growth of trees and other plant life in the popular central city park. The Save Our…

Friday, October 1, 2021 by Jonathan Lee

Waterloo Park gets permission to sell alcohol

Vendors will now be able to serve alcohol at Waterloo Park on a day-to-day basis following a decision Tuesday by the Planning Commission to approve a conditional use alcohol sales permit.  “Waterloo Greenway looks forward to hosting many Austin community…

Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Amy Smith

Parks board again rejects proposal to sell alcohol at Zilker Cafe

The issue of alcohol sales at Zilker Cafe made its third and final appearance before the Parks and Recreation Board on Tuesday, with board members delivering a decisive 8-1 vote against recommending the proposal, given the cafe’s proximity – about…

Thursday, September 23, 2021 by Jo Clifton

PARD needs more funding, audit update shows

Since audits in 2016 and 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department has taken actions to address the management of its resources as well as cash handling problems. However, according to a follow-up report by the Office of the City Auditor,…

Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Kali Bramble

The future of Hancock Golf Course remains unknown

The Parks and Recreation Board revisited the discussion about the fate of the Hancock Golf Course Tuesday while reviewing an extensive survey of public opinion on the matter.  Anthony Segura, a parks department assistant director, and Kevin Gomillion, who manages…

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by Amy Smith

Williamson Creek vision plan moves froward with OK from parks board

A rough-and-tumble segment of Williamson Creek in South Austin is on the road to restoration, cleanup and becoming a proper trail with amenities. With the Parks and Recreation Board’s unanimous recommendation last week, the Central Williamson Creek Greenway Vision Plan…

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