Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Parks will consider keeping city pools open

After impassioned reactions from neighbors to news that the city would close Metz Neighborhood and Mabel Davis Municipal pools this summer for extensive repairs, the Parks and Recreation Department told the Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Committee on Wednesday that…

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Residents confront Parks Board over pool closures

East Austin residents demanded answers from the Parks and Recreation Board during its Tuesday meeting over news that Metz Neighborhood Pool and Mabel Davis Municipal Pool will close this summer for extensive repairs. The item was not on the board’s…

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City to close some swimming pools, reduce hours

Citing budget shortfalls, water conservation issues and a lack of lifeguards, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department says it will close two pools and cut back pool operating hours this summer. The department says it would cost the city $41…

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Urban Forestry Board critical of USA Cycling report

Members of the Urban Forestry Board are highly critical of the methods used in a report by USA Cycling that claims the city, not the cycling organization, caused most of the damage done to 57 trees in Zilker Park during…

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Jo Clifton

May vote possible on Decker Golf proposal

City Council Member Ellen Troxclair, chair of the Council Economic Opportunity Committee, said she intends for her committee to vote on the Decker Lake Golf proposal at its next meeting May 11. Troxclair outlined some options for her colleagues at…

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Open Space panel urges better communication

At its first official meeting, the Council Open Space, Environment and Sustainability Committee urged city departments to keep residents better informed of changes to the Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Parks and Recreation Department project manager Marty Stump gave…

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