June 6, 2015 9am - 12pm
Join Pease Park Conservancy during National Trails Day to repair and improve the mulched trails along the hillside in Pease Park. The beloved trails on the hillside along Kingsbury and Parkway are in need of some TLC. Recent rains have eroded portions of the trails and we need to get them back into top shape. We'll rake mulch back onto the trail and install water bars to prevent future erosion.
We will also have additional tasks for volunteers, including; watering, weeding, trash pick-up, and invasive removal.
PPC will provide all of the tools and gloves needed for the day. We...more
Pease Park Conservancy will host another post-Memorial Day flood clean-up event, with the focus this time on clearing debris and trash from the Shoal Creek Greenbelt and refurbishing the park trail running along the creek. Volunteers will meet at the dog park near Gaston Street and North Lamar Boulevard at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 13 and work until noon.
All ages are welcome to participate in the event. The Conservancy recommends that volunteers wear close-toed shoes and loose casual clothing for this clean-up event. Volunteers will receive Conservancy t-shirts in appreciation for...more
Austin demonstrated its love for historic Pease Park on the morning of Saturday, May 30 by pitching in at the post-Memorial Day flood clean-up event sponsored by the Pease Park Conservancy. Approximately 175 volunteers of all ages showed up to clear debris, level trails and recreation areas, and revitalize flower beds, among other numerous tasks designed to address the damage caused by water overflowing into the parkland from nearby Shoal Creek last week.
“I am truly astounded by the public turnout on Saturday,” said Andy Gill, the Conservancy’s executive director. “The large number...more
The Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) recently designated historic Pease Park as a “Lone Star Legacy Park”. TRAPS bestows this distinctive award upon Texas parks with a minimum 50-year history, a distinctive design, and an association with events specific to the local community.
“We are very grateful for this deserved recognition of Pease Park,” said Andy Gill, the Executive Director of Pease Park Conservancy. “Given its storied history, beginning with Governor and Mrs. E.M. Pease’s deeding the land to the people of Austin in 1875, the park is certainly worthy of the...more