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Do you frequent Lady Bird Lake?

Published 26 August 2022

Lady Bird Lake Survey 2022

Huston-Tillotson University is helping Austin Parks and Recreation understand what people think about issues at Lady Bird Lake such as safety and environmental quality.

If you walk, run, bike, hike, paddle, kayak, float, play, picnic, or relax at Lady Bird Lake, then we want to hear from you!

Take the survey here:

It's back! 45th Annual O. Henry Museum Pun-off

Published 19 August 2022

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Brush Square Museums, in collaboration with the Brush Square Museums Foundation, presents the 45th Annual O. Henry Museum Pun Off World Championships on October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., an internationally renowned spoken word competition focused on the art of the pun. Usually held behind the O. Henry Museum, this year it will temporarily be hosted at the City of Austin’s Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, while Brush Square is under renovation.

Why is it illegal to jump off bridges in Austin?

Published 2 August 2022

Hundreds of people jump off bridges, so it must be harmless, right? Wrong! It is prohibited in Austin primarily because you can hurt or kill yourself or someone else. Jumpers can land on rocks, rebar, swimmers, boaters or animal life.

Eastwoods Park Historical Signage Unveiling

Published 26 May 2022

Eastwoods Park

Eastwoods Park has a notable history as the site of Wheeler’s Grove, one of Austin’s earliest Emancipation Parks where African Americans celebrated Juneteenth annually. One of Austin’s first public parks, it was formally opened to the public in 1930. In 1964, it became the first home of Eeyore’s Birthday Party.