barton creek

Volunteer for National Trails Day at Barton Creek – 6/5 9 am to noon

2017-04-04T22:10:35+00:00 May 7th, 2010|National Trails Day, Parks, Volunteer|

This year, we'll be focusing much of our activity on the trail that begins at Zilker Access, located in Zilker Park next to the Zilker Hillside Theatre and Barton Springs Pool.  We will have additional volunteer projects at the Gus Fruh and Homedale access trails as well. The primary focus will be trail surface work [...]

Barton Creek Is Flowing Again

2017-04-05T12:15:44+00:00 October 17th, 2009|Parks, Volunteer|

After a year and a half, Barton Creek is flowing again (actually its been flowing since Wed when my friend George left me a message that he was heading out with kayaks to run a portion - alas I could not join him.) At Loop 360 access, I was working a great group of volunteers [...]

Hooray for the rain!

2017-04-05T20:24:18+00:00 March 13th, 2009|APF News, Parks|

Yup, we're celebrating and not complaining about the third day in a row with measureable rain in Austin.  Visting the many It's My Park Day sites last Saturday, we couldn't help noticing the dust and in many cases, mulch, swirling around us.  The past few days of rain won't end the drought, which is severe [...]

ClifBar Greenotes Barton Creek Cleanup & Concert – Nov 1

2017-04-05T22:30:58+00:00 November 2nd, 2008|Parks, Volunteer|

Our thanks to ClifBar and REI along with Keep Austin Beautiful for helping us host the ClifBar Greenotes Barton Creek Greenbelt clean-up.  95 volunteers turned out to the Zilker Park Polo Fields Picnic Area to sign-in, grab trash bags and then clean-up portions of the Barton Creek greenbelt from a number of trailheads including Zilker, [...]

2nd Austin Oyster Adventure Race: Great Fun

2017-04-05T22:43:33+00:00 October 16th, 2008|Volunteer|

The Austin Parks Foundation was the beneficiary for a second year of the Austin Oyster Adventure Race.  Team Sage/Team Player Productions of Denver, CO is running a series of six Oyster races in Denver, San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle, Austin and Portland, OR this year and the foundation helped lay out the course, recruit the 50 [...]

Dirty Hands Caravan helps out at Barton Creek Greenbelt

2017-04-05T23:15:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2008|Parks, Volunteer|

On Thursday, May 1, 150 volunteers traveling on three bio-fueled buses as part of the Dirty Hands Caravan came to Austin and Barton Creek Greenbelt. With the tremendous support of American Youthworks E-Corps, the Parks Dept, the Austin Parks Foundation, the Greenbelt Guardians and Keep Austin Beautiful we had volunteers removing non-native trees and plants [...]