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All the News that Fits 2017

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will
hold its annual officers election at the next General
Association Meeting on Tuesday, December 12.
In order to vote in the election or to run for an office,
you have to be a registered member of the neighbor
-hood organization. The deadline for registering prior
to the elections is November 30. Please contact our
treasurer at
to sign up or to check whether your registration is

Agenda and further information coming-stay tuned!


Bouldin Bulletin for December-January 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

Bulletin is also archived on our server HERE                                                      Headlines: Warren Wildlife Gallery, CodeNEXT, PSW agreement, Parks updates and more!


Palmer Heavy Traffic December 2017 here

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:


It’s My Park Day Fall 2017-a success!


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

Photos coming!

————————————<>——————————                                                                                                                                               Nicholas Dawson Park clean up 10-21-2017

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                              Ingrid Weigand                                                                                                                 BCNA Parks Committee                                                                          512-663-4632



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:


Older Bulletin 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
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

————–<>————-                                                                                                   Meeting Schedules, agendas and minutes at blog post below.

Special Events RPP Proposal Info-2017-05-12.

BCNA Special Event Parking Proposal 2017-05-12

Affected Neighborhoods Plan

While still in its formative stage, this program is intended to replace the existing barricade system. The objective of Special Event RPP, like the barricades, is to prevent over parking in the neighborhood during special events. It has the additional benefit of keeping Dawson and Bouldin open to all traffic and will be extended to Mary Street which helps address the over parking that was occurring South of the barricades on Gibson Street.

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A temporary plaza in the South Central Waterfront Area

 posted 05-03/2017
Just wanted to alert y’all to this item up for City Council  vote  this Thursday. It’s a small part of the grand South Central Waterfront Redevelopment Initiative that’s been presented at BCNA meetings a couple of times over the past two years. This “plaza” closes off that dedicated right hand turn off Southbound South Congress Avenue onto Barton Springs Road.  It’ll now require a sharper right onto Baron Springs Road at the Bat sculpture. (If the links work on the item pasted below, they’ll get you to ordinance language and a drawing specifically showing plaza area) This area had been similarly closed off during SXSW and City Traffic Dept. was reviewing for traffic impacts.  They”ll do the same with this “pop-up plaza” for about 12 months before determining whether or not to make it permanent. Lee Austin is City Traffic Dept. reviewer who’ll be monitoring this effort.
Cory on Bouldin  BCNA Prez
  1. Approve an ordinance relating to the creation of a temporary plaza in the South Central Waterfront Area; and waiving certain code requirements and associated fees.

( Notes:        SPONSOR: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo CO 1: Council Member Delia Garza CO 2: Council Member Ellen Troxclair CO 3: Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria )

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.


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.
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee



It’s My Park Day March 4, 2017

Ingrid Weigand – BCNA Parks Committee
26th Annual Creek Cleaning – March 4, 2017

New Meeting Place!
The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association’s Annual
Creek Cleaning will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s “It’s My
Park Day” celebration. (Rain date: March 11).
Our meeting place will be at 1200 South 6th Street this
year, one of the two official trail-heads of the greenbelt.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am for coffee and snacks provided by neighborhood restaurants, then send teams of people to
different parts of the creek. And yes, if your heart is set on
working in East Bouldin, you may of course do so.
We’ll meet up again around 11:30 am for lunch, also
courtesy of our business friends.
Since 1991, neighbors have met once a year to collect
trash in both East and West Bouldin Creek. While we no
longer pull out large appliances, mountains of tires or huge
pieces of construction materials, the cleanups are still
necessary due to the incredible amount of bottles, cans,
plastic bags and Styrofoam containers that are left behind
by inconsiderate visitors or washed down the creeks with
each rain. And then, of course, there is the debris from
homeless camps.
This year, we’ll concentrate on cleaning up the West Bouldin
Creek Greenbelt. The new trails (see info below) and the
new rock hop will make it much easier to access the area
and to haul items out. We are planning a Trail Completion
Celebration a few weeks later and want the green belt to
look its best!
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress
in long sleeved shirts and long pants to guard against
possible contact with poison ivy and wear sturdy shoes.
Be prepared to get muddy and dirty and have a very good
time. Kids, dogs and family friends welcome.
You can register on the Austin Parks Foundation’s site
for our creek cleaning.
It’s not required, but it helps us in planning and you’ll get a t-shirt
if you do.  Register here

A little bit of history