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Barton Creek Greenbelt

2017-11-03T11:27:18+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Special Projects|

Care for Barton Creek Greenbelt The Barton Creek Greenbelt is undoubtedly one of Austin’s most cherished trails. From Campbell’s Hole to Gus Fruh, from Twin Falls to the Hill of Life, some of our city’s most beautiful places can be found along this well-worn trail. However, as Austin continues to grow, activity and [...]

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People + Parks: The Difference Maker

2017-10-30T17:01:08+00:00 October 11th, 2017|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM [...]

Barton Creek Trail Corps @ Loop 360

2017-06-27T11:49:27+00:00 January 27th, 2011|Parks, Special Projects|

Yesterday, the Barton Creek Trail Corps, plus another crew were out at Loop 360 Access.  They were finishing up a set of steps begun a few years ago at the 2009 National Trails Day Event that we and Hill Country Conservancy co-hosted and that former Barton Creek Parks staffer Matt Scales was working on before [...]

MLK Volunteer Workdays Updates

2017-06-27T11:55:12+00:00 January 14th, 2011|Volunteer|

WE have two workdays scheduled for this weekend at Spyglass Access on Barton Creek Greenbelt. One for Sat, and the other for Mon, both 9 am to noon. We've been watching our weather forecast and now with a better than 70% chance of rain, we are going to cancel the workday for Saturday (tomorrow)  However, [...]

Barton Creek Trail Corps Starts Next Week!

2017-03-29T10:38:52+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Parks|

We dropped by American Youthworks E-Corps training the other day, they were on day two of a rock rigging and splitting workshop.  Included in the training were our five person Barton Creek Trail Corps who will be beginning efforts officially next week.  Their first task is to work through the entire trail corridor (8.5 miles) [...]

Gearing Up: Barton Creek Trail Corps Project

2017-03-29T10:52:53+00:00 December 10th, 2010|Parks|

Yesterday, representatives from the Parks Department, the Austin Parks Foundation, our local volunteer group Greenbelt Guardians and American Youthworks Environmental Corps walked the second half of the greenbelt to scope projects on the four mile stretch from Loop 360 Access to the Hill of Life.  It was a beautiful afternoon. All projects were GPSed and [...]

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 4 pm Wed

2017-03-29T10:57:31+00:00 November 11th, 2010|Parks|

Here's a shot through the trees on Barton Creek Greenbelt around 4 pm yesterday.  We were out on a 6 mile hike looking at the trail from Zilker Access to Loop 360 Access, cataloguing the priority projects along the trail for the 5 person Barton Creek Trail Corps, funded by Impact Austin, Hill Country Conservancy, [...]

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 4 pm Tue

2017-03-29T11:07:10+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Parks|

A few great shots of the New Wall area (a hiking only portion of the trail) on a sunny afternoon in late October... A portion of the hiking only trail that is being rebuilt (raised) from a muddy pit to a nice walkable section. Thanks to the Central Texas Mountaineers for tackling this [...]