Dick Nichols District Park

Dick Nichols District Park 2017-07-06T14:46:33+00:00
8011 Beckett Rd., Austin, TX 78749
This district park is a neighborhood favorite. There is a kids water-play area and hike and bike trails that wander throughout.
Barbeque Pits – 9 Basketball Courts – 2 Multipurpose Fields – 1 Picnic Shelters – 1 Picnic Tables – 17 Playgrounds – 1 Reservable Facilities – 1 Swimming Pools – 1 Tennis Courts – 2 Trail Miles – 1.0 Volleyball Courts – 3

7 Comments

  1. Don Lewis February 4, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    We have been in the neighborhood for 22 years and love Dick Nichols Park. As it does, Austin’s growth has placed development next to the park in the form of Medical Buildings and Elderly Care Centers or the like. Can’t stop growth, but the development tore a big whole in the backside of the park. Once a totally natural trail with no visual hint of the roads, buildings and Mopac. Sadly to say, a large portion is now open to a view of Mopac, a retaining wall and a three story building going up. Again, we can’t stop growth, however due to an “oversight” in the construction process, and significant treeline was leveled that could have shielded much of the new “nuisance”. I would like to rally support to have the development, banks involved, companies going in, to be aware of this. End goal would be a mutual agreement that trees or at least shrubs and fast growing native bushes could be planted to help keep the park and the trail as natural as possible.

    Please forward this message to any concerned. Thank you.

    • austinparksfoundation February 29, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Don,
      Thank you for sharing your concerns. We would certainly encourage you to share this with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, and should you decide to move forward with planting, we offer grant funding for purchasing trees, plants and supplies. If you’re interested in getting in touch with the Adopt A Park group that is active at Dick Nichols, email us at apf@austinparks.org and we’d be happy to connect you. Thank you for caring about our parks!

  2. Don Lewis February 4, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    We have been in the neighborhood for 22 years and love Dick Nichols Park. As it does, Austin’s growth has placed development next to the park in the form of Medical Buildings and Elderly Care Centers or the like. Can’t stop growth, but the development tore a big whole in the backside of the park. Once a totally natural trail with no visual hint of the roads, buildings and Mopac. Sadly to say, a large portion is now open to a view of Mopac, a retaining wall and a three story building going up. Again, we can’t stop growth, however due to an “oversight” in the construction process, and significant treeline was leveled that could have shielded much of the new “nuisance”. I would like to rally support to have the development, banks involved, companies going in, to be aware of this. End goal would be a mutual agreement that trees or at least shrubs and fast growing native bushes could be planted to help keep the park and the trail as natural as possible.

    Please forward this message to any concerned. Thank you.

  3. austinparksfoundation November 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Hello Kelly, for concerns on park features/problems, please contact The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) directly.

  4. Ruben Elizondo March 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Here is the link. I just sent a message. Share the link, send a message, lets get this fixed!

    http://www.austintexas.gov/email/parks

  5. David Wood May 10, 2018 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Are you aware anything in the works as to getting a proper splash pad at Dick Nichols?

    The button operated concrete dolphin is better than nothing, but it is very insufficient. Summer is brutal at that park and the attendance, severely drops during the summer. A real splash pad like the
    Ricky Guerrero or Bailey Neighborhood ones would change that.

    The closest real splash pad is Ricky Guerrero Park and if you type Splash Pads Austin in Google and look at the map, only the core of the city is well (very well) served with this amenity, while outer Austin goes wanting. We have a lot of kids in this part of town and it world be fantastic to have this at Dick Nichols.

    If there isn’t something in the works, what would be the best way to get the ball rolling on raising interest and getting that happening? Thanks!

    • Rachel Carneglia May 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      Hi David!
      We’d be happy to connect you with the Adopt-a-Park group there to see if they have plans for an expanded splash pad, and you can check the hours of the wading pool on the City of Austin Parks & Recreation website at:http://www.austintexas.gov/department/dick-nichols-pool. If you’d like to check in with park adopters please send us an email at kathleen@austinparks dot org and she can connect you!

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