Tag Archives: City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Fate of Crestview land parcel remains in limbo

Though the fate of an Austin Energy-owned parcel of land in the Crestview neighborhood remains uncertain, there was an update about 6909 Ryan Drive last month.Planning and Development Review Department Director Greg Guernsey wrote the Dec. 10 memo that provided an…

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Longer hike-and-bike trail hours on the way

As a parting gesture, City Council members finally found a way to keep some of the city’s hike-and-bike trails open a little longer.At their final meeting, Council members unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow the Parks and Recreation Department…

Friday, December 5, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Anti-lobby complaint filed on Long Park golf plan

A complaint filed Thursday with the City of Austin alleges violations of the city’s No-Contact Rule between the developers of the proposed Walter E. Long Park golf courses and city employees. Community activist Brian Rodgers filed the complaint after obtaining…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Audit finds trouble at city cemeteries

A report by the city auditor’s staff found that the Parks and Recreation Department’s Cemetery Operations Group has demonstrated a “general lack of oversight” in managing certain aspects of the city’s municipal cemeteries.Among other issues, the October audit revealed five…

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Parks Board says ‘no thanks’ to Rainey house

The Parks and Recreation Board voted Tuesday to recommend that City Council “politely decline” the donation of a small historic house for use as the Rainey Street History Center. The vote came after the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Concerned over ACL noise, Morrison proposes fix

City Council members discussed a resolution Tuesday that could lead to changes in the outdoor amplified sound permitting process for large-scale music events on city parkland. The move follows complaints from residents about the sound coming from this year’s Austin…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Planning Commission OKs Pease Park Plan

Though protests over the exclusion of a disc golf course in the Pease Park Master Plan continued to ring out at the Planning Commission last week, the plan is moving on to City Council with unanimous support from commissioners.Commissioners voted 6-0…

Friday, September 5, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Austin park is nameless no more

Though discussion remained contentious up until the bitter end, the third time proved the charm last week for a once-nameless park in South Austin.City Council christened the park at 3000 Del Curto Road “The Tom Lasseter South Lamar Neighborhood Park”…

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

Council debates Pitch and Putt contract

Though City Council members started out Tuesday intending to talk about the entire Parks and Recreation Department budget, most of their discussion Tuesday centered on the possibility that Butler Park Pitch and Putt could change management in the near future.Parks and…

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Audit finds Parks Department lax in managing safety hazards

City Auditor Ken Mory reported to Council members Wednesday that the city’s Parks and Recreation Department “is not effectively managing hazards related to patron safety” and, further noted that “there is limited assurance that hazards identified are corrected promptly.”  …

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Chris Thomas

Council members discuss plan to put dog park in industrial area

The City Council discussed and postponed action Thursday on what could be a controversial new dog park located in an industrial complex in southeast Austin. The proposed park, located off Winnebago Lane in the Missouri-Pacific Industrial Complex, would be, as…

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