Recycling is at Balcones Park

We are so excited to announce that Balcones Park now has recycling cans! We have gotten rid of the “trash coffins” and replaced them with NEW Recycling and Trash can combos! Thanks to all the donors that donated over the past two years! Thanks also to Austin’s Parks and Rec Dept for helping us achieve this goal!

PLEASE be aware to only throw recycling in the BLUE BINS!

We also have a new water fountain with a dog bowl!

ALSO as a reminder the Poop Dog Bags are NOT compostable or meant to have you bag your dog’s poop and leave it. They need to be placed in the trash/brown bins please. Thank you for helping us keep our park clean!

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Swim Lessons and Swim Team Registration is Open for Balcones Pool

Swim Lesson Registration for Balcones Pool is ALSO Open! The Swim Lessons are in 2 week groups on every Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri for 30 minutes and only $57! Then you can stay and practice what you learn before and after! A great way to get your kids swimming! (Save yourself the headache and do it online)

https://www.austintexas.gov/swimming

https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Aquatics/Aquatics_Guide_2019_web.pdf

To Register go to & choose the Aquatics box in the first row of pics: https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/txaustinwt.wsc/splash.html?InterfaceParameter=WebTrac

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Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party – Sat. June 1 from 12noon-2pm – All Welcome!

Let’s celebrate summer, our pool & great neighbors at Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party
Saturday, June 1 from 12noon to 2pm!

We welcome everyone to bring a main dish, side or dessert to help us make this a complete community gathering!

Thank you to i Fratelli Pizza for generously donating their yummy pizza for the event!!

Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly.
(Please note that we will reschedule in the event of rain so check back or expect an email to the address you RSVPed with.)

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Movie in the Park – THIS Friday, May 24

Come celebrate the end of the school year with the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in the park, popcorn and snow cones!!! Come early to play in the park and get your spot. Movie will start at 7:30pm.
facebook link here

Hosted by Shannon Reeve, Realty Austin

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Family Fun Nights this Summer at Milwood Baptist Church on the Cassady/Cabana Corner

Hi all! Milwood Baptist Church is welcoming everyone to join them this summer for Family Fun Nights!

The first is this Saturday Night – May 25 from 6-8pm.

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March 2nd 2019 – Signup for It’s My Park Day!

IMPD Spring 2019 will be March 2nd – please consider coming out to help with park maintenance and beautification. It’s also a great way to get to know neighbors and explore the park and greenbelt!

Signup Link – https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/103251-Balcones-Park-and-Greenbelt

Projects planned:

1) Trash Cleanup throughout park and greenbelt to Mopac and upstream to Dorsett. If you are familiar with the park, please consider leading volunteers to the trash pickup areas

2) Creekside Trail maintenance – remove/relocate fallen branches, move rocks off trail,spread straw and native seeds on the slope along the creekside trail.

3) Planted tree maintenance – weed, mulch, remove t-posts that have fallen, etc. Leaders needed to guide volunteers on proper mulching procedures.

4) Poolhouse landscape maintenance – weed new plantings

5) Patch small area of creekside trail near Duval – we need a hand truck and a couple of strong backs to take the concrete down to the trail. Please let us know if you can help with this!

Please email balcones_park@austinridgeriders.com if you would like to volunteer to lead a project. We can get more work done with a little advance coordination!

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It’s My Park Day Registration Link is LIVE!!

The It’s My Park Day Registration link is ready: https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/86021-Balcones-Park-and-Greenbelt

Don’t forget to sign up so you can get a shirt and we can get credit towards the grant for your volunteer hours!! Thanks!!

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Mark Your Calendars for It’s My Park Day at Balcones Park – Sat, Nov 3

It’s My Park Day Fall 2018 will be November 3rd – please consider coming out to help with park maintenance and beautification. It’s also a great way to get to know neighbors and explore the park and greenbelt!

Projects planned:

1) Trash Cleanup throughout park and greenbelt to Mopac. If we have a really good turnout, we can go beyond Mopac along the creek and shared use path (NCWT)

2) Creekside Trail maintenance – remove/relocate fallen branches, move rocks off trail,spread straw and native seeds on the slope along the creekside trail.

3) Planted tree maintenance – weed, mulch, remove t-posts that have fallen, etc.

4) Poolhouse landscape maintenance – weed new plantings, replace/add a few plants, spread out leftover soil

5) Seed wildflowers/native grass in areas disturbed by trail work contractors

6) Patch small area of creekside trail near Duval

Optional if we can get some team leaders:
-hand pull Johnson grass from the side of the NCWT trail near mopac

Please email balcones_park@austinridgeriders.com if you would like to volunteer to lead a project.

A sign up link will be posted in October with more details. BUT until then join the Facebook event to get a reminder as the date approaches.
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Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party – Sat. June 2nd from 12noon-2pm – All Welcome!

Let’s celebrate summer, our pool & great neighbors at Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party
Saturday, June 2nd from 12noon to 2pm!

We welcome everyone to bring a main dish, side or dessert to help us make this a complete community gathering! See you at the pool on Saturday, June 2nd!

Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly.
(Please note that we will reschedule in the event of rain so check back or expect an email to the address you RSVPed with.)

i Fratelli Pizza’s, owner Michael Breen – a park supporter, is graciously providing 30 FREE pizzas for the pool party as well!!
First come, first serve!

Thanks to Walgreens for supplying drinks for the event!

Thanks to Milwood Neighborhood Assoc for covering the expenses of extra lifeguards!


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Balcones Pool opens on June 1, Fri at 12noon-7pm

Balcones Pool is a neighborhood pool located at 12017 Amherst Drive in Austin, Texas. Please note the pool is always closed on Mondays and there is NO entry fee. It is free to all. The pool now also has a substantial shade structure and 6 picnic tables.

Click Here for Info on Swim Lessons for all skills and ages at Balcones Pool! Click Here to Register ONLINE

Click Here to join the Barracudas Swim Team!

Click Here to learn how to become a lifeguard for $13.84+/hr or a pool attendant.

POOL SCHEDULE

June 1 – June 3, 2018

Day Time Type of Activity
Weekdays – Closed on Mondays 12 pm – 7 pm Lap / Recreational Swim
Weekends 12 pm – 7 pm Lap / Recreational Swim

June 4 – July 15, 2018

Day Time Type of Activity
Weekdays – Closed on Mondays 8 am – 10 am Swim Team
10 am – 12:10 pm Swim Lessons
10 am – 11 am Lap Swim
11 am – 8 pm Lap / Recreational Swim
5:50 pm – 8:00 pm Swim Lessons
Weekends 11 am – 8 pm Lap / Recreational Swim

July 16 – August 18, 2018

Day Time Type of Activity
Weekdays – Closed on Mondays 8 am – 11 am Lap Swim
10 am – 12:10 pm Swim Lessons
11 am – 8 pm Lap / Recreational Swim
5:50 pm – 8:00 pm Swim Lessons
Weekends 11 am – 8 pm Lap / Recreational Swim
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