Lyova Rosanoff walks her dog in Pease Park. The walk has been an almost daily routine for more than 20 years – a chance to get away from the urban setting and back to nature. Lyova’s legacy to Austin trails her tall, lean stature and gracious smile as you pass her in Pease Park. Her musical talent, wit (tinged with political power brokers and events), and a love for Austin (especially Austin in the “hippy 70’s and 80’s”) all contributed to a larger Austin legacy, Esther’s Follies.
Being beautiful doesn’t mean you don’t need a trim every once in a while. That was the case for Pease Park during National Trails Day on June 1st. The more than 45 volunteers targeted invasive species - most notably chinaberry, ligustrum and ragweed - working on the west side of Shoal Creek just south of the Janet Fish Pedestrian Bridge.
Signs and illustrations in Pease Park tell stories – a part of interpreting the history, culture and environment to help visitors better understand and relate to their surroundings. About 30 people attended a recent community gathering to contribute their insights for a more comprehensive Interpretive Master Plan for Pease Park.