Category Archives: Parks and Rec

Events and Street Closures December 2017

Events and Street Closures December 2017
Trail Of Lights-City Site                                                                                
Trail of Lights Calendar                                                                                  TrailOfLights_Calendar-2017.pdf
Trail of Lights Street Closures                              TrailofLights_StreetClosures-2017.pdf


Palmer Heavy Traffic December 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


Merry Christmas and a happy News Years to our neighbors!

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.

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.


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