Category Archives: Parks and Rec

All the News that Fits February 2019

UPCOMING Events for March and April affecting traffic in and around Bouldin Creek Neighborhood HERE

28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party
Bouldin Creek Parks clean up in conjunction with “It’s My Park Day”
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am                         More info HERE:

Bouldin Bulletin for February-March 2019
Hot off the press is the February-March Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into a new world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin, current and archives are available HERE:

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                                    Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2019 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:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Meets Feb. 9, 4:30 PM

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (BCNPCT) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, February 9 at the High Road, 700 Dawson Rd., at 4:30 PM.  As a  bit of background:                                             -Neighborhood plan contact teams are separate from neighborhood  associations.                                                                                                                       -Their sole purview is stewardship of the neighborhood plan.                   -They operate under city-dictated bylaws, elections, meetings, notification, and reporting.                                                                                               -All BCNPCT meetings are open to the public and anyone who resides in or owns a business or property in the neighborhood plan area may participate on the contact team.

You can read more about Plan Contact Team responsibilities and processes at: http://austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-plan-contact-teams

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan has been amended several times since its 2002 adoption. Amendment requires city application and notification. No amendments are scheduled for this meeting.

The February 9 meeting agenda will include officer elections,  a review of the team bylaws, and review and vote on a couple of optional planning resources the team has traditionally not opted for: You can  read about them at:                                                                                          http://austintexas.gov/department/front-yard-parking http://austintexas.gov/department/mobile-food-establishments


BCNA Meeting Schedules:                                                                                     
BCNA General Association Meeting: 2ndTuesday, every other                  month                                                                                                                                      BCNA Steering Committee Meeting: 1st Monday, each month BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting: 3rd Monday each month                   Meetings at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road.                                     Unless otherwise noted.

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A little Austin history from John T. Davis.

“How The 1970s Defined Austin”
A cool article about Austin.
By John T. Davis
Published: August 30, 2018 Austin Monthly

Longtime Austinites are particularly fond of their former sleepy college town’s history, and no decade represents a happier time—the happiest, some would say—than the freewheeling, youth-driven ’70s. Austin has always been a progressive city, but this decade formed the bedrock for where we are today. We explain why.
http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2018/Golden-Years/

Also Austin-in-25-objects                                    http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2017/Austin-in-25-Objects/

BCNA General Association meeting

BCNA General Association meeting Tuesday February 12, 6:45 pm at The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd.)

Hello neighbors–Here is the agenda for our February Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association General Membership meeting, which will be next Tuesday February 12 at The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd.):

–6:45 to 6:55–introductions
–6:55 to 7:05–election for Green Sector representative
–7:05 to 7:20–2019 BCNA budget discussion and vote
–7:20 to 7:25–Parks Committee and Traffic, Safety, & Parking Committee update
–7:25 to 7:29–Brief discussion of new affordability land use proposal being considered by City Council
–7:29 to 7:30–Brief rant about our few, narrow public sidewalks being taken over for scooter and bike storage
–7:30 to 7:45–Presentation by Marjorie Flanigan (City of Austin) on Art in Public Places program for Ricky Guerrero Park
–7:45 to 7:55–Presentation by Buie & Co. Public Relations on office development at the corner of South Lamar and Oltorf
–7:55–Adjourn

Hope to see you all there, thanks!–Jesse, BCNA Prez

Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park improvements

Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park improvements

Neighbors,

Planning for Ricky G improvements have been in the works for over two years. Yesterday, the City sent out the notification below; our Parks Committee will get more details from the project manager and share them.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park will be closing for renovations beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The park areas containing the restroom facility, play equipment, picnic tables and grills will be closed during the renovation period. When completed, Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park will have new ADA compliant sidewalks, picnic tables and grills, benches, rain gardens, infrastructure for drainage control, and an improved restroom facility compliant with current ADA standards. Improvements to the playgrounds will also include a pre-school play structure which will provide a more accessible, enjoyable and inclusive play area for the community. The renovations at Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park are anticipated to be completed by early summer 2019.

It’s My Park Day celebration in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt 11-03-2018

It’s My Park Day celebration in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt

Neighbors,

Thank you to everyone who attended the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Open House on Saturday, November 3. We had a very good turn out – about 40 people, including several Zilker residents, explored the trails, looked at the new signage and got updates on future plans to improve the Post Oak Street Trailhead.

A thanks to Matt Coldwell for our new WBCGB sign ! View HERE

Take a look for yourself: https://flic.kr/s/aHskHKo4vi

Many thanks to those of you who helped clear the trails and pick up trash before the event and especially the BCNA Parks Committee members who created and installed our temporary signage.

The trails on the greenbelt will only stay open and weed-free if they are used – so take yourselves, your kids and your (leashed, please) pets for a walk, look for wildlife & native plants and enjoy this marvelous green space in the middle of our neighborhood

If you see anything that needs attention, please e-mails parkscommittee@bouldincreek.org

Thanks,

Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

BCNA General Association Meeting 10-09-2018

BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday, October 09-2018
at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road

Hello–Next Tuesday, October 9, the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association meeting will begin at 6:45 pm sharp.  The High Road will be open by 6:30 so don’t hesitate to come early. We will start at 6:45 without delay because the first item on the agenda is a forum of candidates to represent our neighborhood in the City Council for 2019 through 2023. Candidates will discuss their campaigns and answer questions on topics such as CodeNext & its proposed changes to the permitting process for the Warren Wildlife Gallery.

Full agenda is:
–6:45: Candidate Forum
–7:45: Introductions & Finish Sign-In
–7:55: Treasurer’s Report
–8:00: Upcoming BCNA election discussion (volunteers needed!)
–8:05: Parks Committee update, including vote on matching grants                    for parks Improvements. More information HERE
–8:15: Zoning Committee update
–8:20: Discussion and potential vote on adopting BCNA position                         regarding Proposition J (public vote on CodeNext)
–8:30: Adjourn

Looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you–Jesse, BCNA Prez.