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Mar. Workday will be held Sat. 2/14 Details here

Wilderness Run/Walk will be held Sat. 4/18 Details here (pdf)

Feb Workday was Sat 2/14 Details here

Annual Meeting was held Thu. Jan. 29th Details here

Jan. Workday was on Sat. 1/17 Details here

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Contact FOP Treasurer Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email

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Jan 2014 Freeze at Hurst Creek Waterfall
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March Workday

    Upcoming Events
  • Mar. workday is scheduled for Sat. Mar. 14th 8AM
  • Apr. workday is scheduled for Sat. Apr. 11th 8AM
  • Wilderness Run/Walk is scheduled for the morning of Sat. Apr. 18th
Crew working HGBII primitive trail (click to enlarge)
Work crew repaired muddy primitive trail in Hamilton Greenbelt II during the Feb workday. View more photos of the Feb workday here.
We will get together at 8AM at the Pavilion in City Park for volunteer work assignments.

Work Projects for Saturday March 14,2015
(1) Smith Green Belt. Replace a bridge using new railroad ties.
(2) Access trail at Hurst Creek leading to Hamilton Green Belt need repair due to erosion damage.
(3) Hamilton Green Belt. Remove invasive species.
(4) Canyon Lands. Remove invasive species.
(5) City Park. Trim grass and weeds between trees along the fence south of the parking lot. Remove dead limbs from Cedar trees.

submitted by Pat McDermott, Chair FOP

Bernie will be collecting dues for 2015 for FOP family memberships which are $15.

Menu for the picnic will be chicken enchiladas.
New trail rescue markers (click to enlarge)

The new look of the trail rescue markers in the Hamilton Greenbelt area. The City of Lakeway has had new rescue markers made, and are installing them throughout the Canyonlands and Hamilton Greenbelt Trails for safety. Once the installation is complete, the City of Lakeway will be having the trails surveyed for accurate mapping and GPS coordination.

The plan will be continually updated as new trails are added, and this information will be relayed to the Lakeway Police Department and LT Fire & Rescue. submitted by Andra Dearing, CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Lakeway


    Upcoming Events
  • Feb. workday was held Sat. Feb. 14th 8AM
  • Mar. workday is scheduled for Sat. Mar. 14th 8AM
  • Wilderness Run/Walk is scheduled for the morning of Sat. Apr. 18th
Guest speaker Amber Gosselin (click to enlarge)
Guest speaker Amber Gosselin speaks about the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center.

Workday Projects
Scheduled for Sat. 2/14, please meet at the Pavilon (upper parking lot) in City Park at 8AM.

Remember to sign-in using the new forms required by the City of Lakeway insurance company.

City Park Projects:
Bernie Reding will lead a crew that will continue to trim grass and shrubs from around the trees near the wild flower meadow.

Canyonlands Projects:
No work scheduled for Feb.

HGB Projects:
Kelly Heath and George Ferrie will direct a crew on installing cedar rails in problem wet spots in the HGB II trails. Dar Moneyhon and Tony Mataya will lead a crew to work on trail erosion near the Overlook. Jim Dunn will lead a crew trimming limbs on HGB I trail.

Bob Schooler served Lentil stew, click here for the recipe

Annual Meeting

Upcoming Events

Sixty people attended the Barbecue Dinner at FOP's annual membership meeting Thursday evening, January 29th. After registering attendees had a delicous barbecue dinner. The business part of the meeting reviewed workday events in 2014, members George Blume and Judy Hazen were recognized for their volunteer work over many years, minutes and treasurer's report were approved, replacement board members were approved and a bird blind building project funding was approved. Sheryl Kelly gave updates on the Wilderness Run/Walk in April and Bob Kirmse talked about a Firewise event.

FOP volunteer Judy Hazen being recognized (click to enlarge)
Judy being honored for her volunteer services over the years with Friends of the Parks.
View more photos of the meeting here.
Annual Membership Meeting
Following is the schedule of events:
6PM - Registration
6:30 - BBQ dinner
7:00 - Business Meeting
7:30 - Guest Speaker presentation
8:00 - Q&A / Conclusion

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway Annual Membership Meeting was held January 29, 2014 and is open to public. Amber Ahrns Gosselin, Land Manager for Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, speak about the history, geology and ecology of their new Upland trails and bird viewing blind, at the Friends of the Parks (FOP) Annual Membership Meeting at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, Texas.

Amber Ahrns Gosselin (click for bio)
Amber Ahrns Gosselin
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Land Management

Amber received her BS from Texas State University in Geography and Planning and worked as a Biologist with Travis County Balcones Canyon Preserve and Park systems managing all land management practices.

The program began with Registration at 6 p.m., with a BBQ dinner at 6:30 followed by business meeting at 7 and presentation at 7:30. The dinner was free for paid up members and $10 for non-members. Annual membership of $15 per family can be paid at registration.

FOP is an all volunteer 501(C)(3) non-profit organization of men and women that build and maintain trails and gardens in the City's Parks and Greenbelts. Workdays are held the 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding June-August) from 8-11:45 a.m. followed by a picnic lunch at the City Park Pavilion. FOP also holds its Annual Wilderness Fun Run/ Walk at Hamilton Greenbelt in mid April. Come join your neighbors in the great outdoors of Lakeway to help improve the parks and greenbelts for walking, hiking, jogging and biking.

Submitted by:
Bill Freas
Director Lakeway FOP
512 934-7171


The workday was held Saturday, January 17. View photos of the workday here.

P S For those who have not paid their dues for 2015, you may send them to:

Bernie Reding
133 Long Wood Ave.
Lakeway, TX 78734
Upcoming Events
  • Workday Sat. Jan. 17th, details below
  • Annual Membership Meeting Thu. Jan. 29, more details below
Bill trimming on HGB I (click to enlarge)
Join with us in 2015 for more exciting projects at the parks and trails of Lakeway.

Workday Projects
Sat. 1/10 1/17
Join us at 8AM at the Pavilion in City Park for volunteer opportunities at City Park, Hamilton Greenbelt and Canyonlands.

City Park projects include continuing cleanup along the trails and trimming/clearing of brush, Bernie is leading this project.

Canyonlands has need of trail maintenance but no work was done this month.

Hamilton Greenbelt needs volunteers with foot ware that is waterproof (waders) as there are two projects dealing with creeks. The first one will continue with the clearing out Nandinas and headed by Bob and Bill. The second project will be on the tributary of Yaupon Creek where Dave Cross and Tony will lead a team in clearing/cutting Ligustrums in the streambed. A third team will trim back limbs and brush along the HGB I trails, Jim is leading this project.

Bernie will be collecting dues for 2015 for FOP family memberships which are $15.

Renew your membership for 2015, click here !!!

Judy and the food committee will be providing hot lunch and desserts at 11:45.

Friends of the Parks is a group of citizens who enjoy the rewards of volunteer service in the parks and greenbelts areas of Lakeway. Monthly Saturday morning work sessions provide opportunities for all levels of service, whether it is tree maintenance, general cleanup or tending memorial gardens at City Park. A few of the hardier members help build and maintain hiking/biking trails in the Hamilton Greenbelts and the Canyonlands Natural Area. Still others provide food for our workday picnics. For information contact Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email Bernie

Friends of the Parks sponsors one annual community event which is the annual Wilderness Run/Walk event on the Hamilton Greenbelt trails on the third Saturday of April. The goal of this event is to encourage citizens to get out and enjoy the beauty of the greenbelts and parks of the City of Lakeway.

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway is a 501 (c) 3, Federal Tax Exempt Organization. Donations made to this organization may be tax deductible; check with your tax advisor.

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