Category Archives: Events

All the News that Fits 2017

A Christmas Affair 2017

Name of Event: A Christmas Affair 2017 Presented by the Junior League of Austin

Date of Event: Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 19

Event website: https://www.jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair/

Event Times:  Wednesday through Sunday                                                Time event begins: Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.                             Time event ends: Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

Street Closures                                                                                                                    Time street closure begins: Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 a.m.                              Time street closure ends: Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Approximate number of attendees: 20,000                                         Summary of Proposed Closure: Streets will be closed to public at Barton Springs Road. Passes will be needed.

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 It’s My Park Day Fall 2017-a success!

Neighbors,

16 neighborhood and community volunteers met this morning at the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt to widen and repair trails, collect trash and remove some fallen tress along the paths. Go check it out!

The Austin Parks Foundation awarded us grant money last year to have the trails rebuilt. They looked wonderful right afterwards, but, as expected, small weeds and bushes started encroaching almost immediately, narrowing the paths again. In return for receiving the money, we had committed to maintaining the trails at least twice annually. Having a group of people come in and widen the paths again is one way of keeping the trails open; another one is to use them more frequently and have people walk side by side rather than single file and step on the edges.                                                                                  So, please do your part: walk, hike, bike the greenbelt; take your kids and your dogs and enjoy!

At the same time as we were in the greenbelt, volunteers from Corinna’s Austin AmeriCorpsAlums group  cleaned up trash in Ricky Guerrero. Thank you!

Ingrid Weigand                                                                                                                  BCNA Parks Committee                                                                                                    512-663-4632

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Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday to weed beds in Nicholas Dawson Park on the Gibson Street side. Beds are clean and good looking, bushes were trimmed. (Some blood was shed due to unappreciative agaves as well, but that’s how it goes.) Thanks Cheryl, Laura, David, John, John and Matt!

If you missed it but still want to help, please sign up for It’s My Park Day on November 4 – we’ll be working on the trails in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. You can register on the Austin Parks Foundation’s website at  https://givepul.se/u8ume                              Ingrid Weigand                                                                                                                 BCNA Parks Committee                                                                          512-663-4632

 

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Update on Special Event Resident Permit Parking Permit proposed changes:

As referenced earlier the City of Austin in consultation with the Parkland Events Task Force has proposed changes to special event neighborhood parking.  Residents and stakeholders attended an open house held on July 13th where the proposed Ordinance was vetted.  Austin Transportation Department will take the proposed Ordinance before the City Council on November 9th. The council will review the Ordinance, parking fines and associated fees required of Special Event sponsors.  At this printing, implementation of the adopted Ordinance will take place in the spring of 2018.

For more information regarding Special Event Resident Parking Permit Ordinance visit:

http://austintexas.gov/page/event-parking-program


Palmer Heavy Traffic November 2017 here
EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://beta.palmereventscenter.com/calendar/

Bouldin Bulletin for October-November 2017

  The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form, a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin. Available on the adobe cloud with links to our advertisers.                                                                                            Bouldin Bulletin on adobe cloud is available HERE                                        Bouldin Bulletin is also archived on our server HERE                             Headlines: Warren Wildlife Gallery, CodeNEXT, PSW agreement, Parks updates and more!

Older Issues Here:
 Bouldin Bulletin for August-September 2017
Bouldin Bulletin on Adobe Cloud is available  HERE
Bouldin Bulletin is also archived on our server HERE
Headlines:
Mayor Adler to Address BCNA on CodeNEXT at August Meeting and Presidents Message on CodeNEXT                                                             Update on Parkland Events Task-force (PETF) from Thom Parker

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West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Trail Opening Celebration

From Ingrid Weigand with the BCNA Parks Department:
We had a wonderful Trail Opening Celebration in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt last Saturday. Attendees included Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, representatives from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Watershed Protection as well as the Austin Parks Foundation and Bouldin and Zilker neighbors.
You can view photos using link below.
The trails will only stay open if they are used consistently, so please go explore! While you are out there, feel free to pull out ragweed at the edge of the paths.
Thanks to everyone who helped get the trails ready and those who attended.
Ours is truly a great neighborhood.

More photos here!

26th Annual Creek Cleaning

26th Annual Creek Cleaning  was held March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s
15th annual “It’s My Park Day” celebration.

 

Neighbors,
We had one of our most successful creek cleanings in years this last Saturday.
Thank you to everyone who participated! Also, a big thank you to Fair Bean Coffee whose donation got us started in the morning, as well as breakfast bars from Austin Parks Foundation/ Wheatsville Coop and finished with El Mercado’s tacos and Lucy’s fried chicken – our reward after the work was done.
About 80 people, neighbors and community volunteers, met at 8:30 am just as the rain was letting up. Together, we pulled over 200 bags of trash plus a few mattresses, card board boxes, etc., out of the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, Ricky Guerrero Park and Nicholas Dawson Park. We finished about 30 minutes before the rain started up again for good.
This is the cleanest our parks have been in a while and we would like to keep it that way. A suggestion – when you go for a walk in any of our green spaces, take a small bag and collect just a few pieces of trash along the way. It does not sound like much, but it really, really helps.
Note:  We are planning a Trail Completion Celebration in a few weeks.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee

 

 

Marathon 2016 – Breezed through on Valentines Day Morning

The Marathon has come and gone.

In the past neighbors in our ‘hood had complaints about sound and access … and largely through the effort of concerned individuals and the BCNA dealing directly with city staff and event producers, many of these inconveniences have been ameliorated and the event still makes its annual trek through our local streets.

The long-time organizers of the Austin Marathon have passed the baton to a new crew and as such next year some things we’ve taken for granted in the past as having been handled may rise again as issues to manage through patient, calm persistence.

Did you watch? Did you or someone you know participate? Was it terribly inconvenient? Do you think the event is net positive? Good for business and health? Something else?

Let’s try to get the (constructive) comments flowing …