Donate to Balcones Park on or before Fri, March 2nd at 6pm!
And Grow Your Donation!
APF will match 25% of every donation to our park up to the first $2,500! AND Many Big Austin Employers will also match their employee’s donations by 100% so it is a great time to donate and help us reach the needed $9,302!
Click HERE to donate or read more.
Please consider joining us and your neighbors to help us make improvements to our beloved Balcones Park! All ages and abilities welcome!
Saturday, March 3rd from 10am-2pm
Sign-up HERE so we will get credit for your volunteer hours towards our Creekside Trail Repair Grant! If spots are full or you forget to sign-up that’s ok come anyway and just check in at the event!
Construction work is beginning today on the Creekside Trail on the west edge of Balcones Park from Duval overpass to baseball fields, so please plan your route accordingly. It should last approximately 2 months.
This is the result of the grant to get much needed holes repaired on the trail for safety. To learn more about our fundraising needs and volunteer hours needed for this grant visit: click here
An update on the grant fundraising as of 12/20/17, funds raised for the creekside trail repairs grant are now at $2,971, so we are only $6,332 away from what we need to provide our portion of the grant which will cover trail signage, maps, relandscaping of the pool and new trashcans. Want to donate? Look out for our Amplify Austin fundraising event coming up or click here to give today! Every penny you give will be more than doubled through the grant and given to our park improvements.
We are also still in need of approx. 300 volunteer hours in the park so if you can join us for It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 10am to 1pm please do! We will post the registration soon!
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Our Park Chair & Champion, Erik Harris, has another great event planned to help clean up and improve our lovely Balcones Park during APF’s It’s My Park Day – Saturday, Nov. 4th from 10am to 1pm! We will also get credit towards our Trail Grant for each hour worked during this event, so please join us for a few hours and sign up HERE
Erik is also looking for some individuals that are willing to take the lead on certain projects. If you are interested, please email him
It’s Back! Free Yoga in the Park! Every Saturday for the rest of October. The class runs from 9am-10am, and is being offered by CorePower Yoga. Like and Share!
*Simply bring a yoga mat and water if desired. The class takes place in the wooded area near the basketball court.
To join the Facebook event – click here
You should! It has new shade, new tables, and now allows food on the picnic tabled areas!
The schedule is here: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/balcones-pool
The pool offers fun, swim classes for all ages, and swim team!
Pool Phone Number: (512) 821-2053
Pool Party at Balcones’ Pool this Saturday, June 3rd to celebrate the new shade and 6 picnic tables! Thanks i Fratelli Pizza for graciously providing the delicious pizza at this event! Thanks Austin Parks Foundation and Austin’s Parks and Rec Dept for these improvements!!
RSVP HERE. Details HERE
The Friends of Balcones Park are teaming with Austin Parks Foundation to do an Earth Day project on April 22, Saturday, 9am-12noon. Priority 1 -finish clearing debris from the “creekside” trail in the park/greenbelt. We made a good start on this on It’s My Park Day! This work will count towards our grant for repairing the chuckholes in the trail.
If we get done, or have lots of people, we will move down to the creek/greenbelt by Mopac and clean trash.
Note, this is not a kid-friendly project as there will be lots of rocks and large branches to move.
If you are interested, the sign up link is here. https://givepul.se/o21gm
Exercise your right as a stakeholder to be heard! It is important to note that if you voted for a location last Fall that vote does NOT carry over so you need to vote again!
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Due to the rain last Saturday, we were unable to complete the planned projects. We will try to finish the projects this Saturday 3/11 starting at 10 in the following priority
1) Mulching the remaining trees – We need to get the remaining mulch around the trees to suppress weeds and build healthy roots to survive the summer heat!
2) Trail debris clearing
3) Invasive species removal
We will work until around 2 PM, but if even if you can only spare an hour, please consider lending a hand. Thanks and we hope to see you in the park!