Tag Archives: City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

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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