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Northwest Austin neighborhood celebrates its new playground

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by Tai Moses

Murchison Pool Park has a new all-ages playground and the community is invited to come and celebrate. The Loewy Family Playground (named for the Phil and Adam Loewy family) is part of the parks department’s Community Activated Park Projects program, which “provides an opportunity for neighbors, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and partners to raise funds and in-kind contributions to implement park improvement projects that align with PARD goals and meet community priorities,” according to a PARD press release. The playground was initiated by the Parks Committee of the Northwest Austin Civic Association and funded by “more than 140 community members and families, a major donation from the Loewy family, Public Works Department’s Neighborhood Partnering Program, Austin Parks Foundation ACL Music Festival Grant, NWACA’s Special Reserve Fund, and Parkland Dedication Fees.” District 10 City Council Member Alison Alter, PARD Director Kimberly McNeeley, PWD Director Richard Mendoza, Adam Loewy, Stephannie Behrens of the NWACA Parks Committee, and Austin Parks Foundation CEO Colin Wallis will all be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Thursday, March 12, 12:30 p.m., Murchison Pool Park, 7022 Hart Lane.

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