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Sep workday was Sat. 9/10 at 8AM Details here

May Workday was Sat. 5/14 Details here

Wilderness Fun Run/Walk was held Sat. Apr. 16, 2016 Details here

Apr Workday was Sat. 4/9 Details here

Renew your membership for 2016, click here !!!

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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Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Sep. 10th FOP workday 8AM
  • Canyonlands Trail Head fall planting as part of the Oct. workday
  • Wildflower seeding is the Nov. workday project

Visit the FOP website at for more information.
June 7, 2016 Lake Travis crested at 692.7 feet  (click to enlarge)

Lower part of City Park was closed in early June due to a rising Lake Travis
Summer photos click here!
September Workday Projects
32 volunteers arrived at the Pavilon in City Park at 8AM to work on several projects.

City Park

There is a lot of debris to clean-up in City Park and most of our volunteers were working on shoreline clean-up. A small team of volunteers cut down cedar saplings and trimmed storm damaged limbs along trails.


Dar lead a small group of workers to cut down fallen trees and work on erosion control.
Cold cut sandwiches and desserts were served for the hard working volunteers.

HGB I Construction
Public access to the parking lot is still closed for several more months. Parking is available at the Justice Center.

Fri. Mar. 4th Hamilton Greenbelt Entrance will be closed, read the City of Lakeway's news release

Other items

Bernie Reding was at the Wildseed Farms when John Thomas was conducting one of his sessions and demonstrations on planting wildflower seeds. He thinks there may be some FOP members interested in this.

From the Wildseed Farms' web site.

Did you know that to enjoy a beautiful wildflower meadow in the spring (Zones 7-11) requires sowing seed in the fall? Wildseed Farms Market Center near Fredericksburg, Texas will host its annual Fall Planting Days Kick-Off September 9th through the 11th, 2016. John R. Thomas, founder and president of Wildseed Farms, will lead an informative daily session and demonstration from 2:00 to 4:00 pm each day on how to successfully grow bluebonnets and other wildflowers. Wildseed Farms is the largest family-owned wildflower farm in the United States. Wildseed Farms Market Center is located seven miles east of Fredericksburg on US Highway 290 and is open daily from 9:30 to 6:00 pm CDT.
No reservations necessary!


Clint Parker made a video about Lakeway City Park, visit his video on YouTube

Just a short display of the City Park and beautiful Lake. A few drone shots. You guys do a great job of keeping the place beautiful.
Lakeway City Park - The Beauty of Lakeway
Lakeway City Park Video

Clint Parker

The unprecedented rain we had in August really helped the wildflowers we planted/seeded this past January, February and March. As you may recall, that's when we planted the 4" Turks Caps and spread the Tropical Sage and Inland Sea Oats seeds. I thought two and a half months of no rain after a very rainy May would be the end of these plants, but the August rains saved the day. They came back better than ever.

Here's a photo of one of the Turks Caps we planted in January. All of them survived. Some are even flourishing. This one is blooming click here!

And here's a photo of one of the patches we seeded with Tropical Sage. Until the August rain, they were all dried up. But as you can see, they came back strong: click here!

And here's a photo of some of the American Beautyberry that has been flourishing on Hamilton Greenbelt, particularly along the Clubhouse Trail. It's spectacular. We should take photos this here!

submitted by Bob Schooler

May Workday

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. May 14th FOP workday 8AM
  • Summer break June, July and August
  • Need volunteers for the 4th of July Parade, contact Patrick McDermott Chairman of Lakeway FOP 512-569-5509

Visit the FOP website at for more information.
Lake Travis is full!!! (click to enlarge)

Lake Travis shoreline at City Park
The May workday on Saturday May 14th started at 8AM.
Workday photos click here!

City Park
Eight volunteers worked raking wet much from the shoreline and loading up the debris and hauling to site for later pick-up by City of Lakeway workers.
submitted by Bernie Reding
Lake Travis shoreline cleanup crew (click to enlarge)

Lake Travis shoreline clean-up crew at City Park. They are Dick Drury, Linda Mackie, Dennis Gans, Bob Schooler, Ron Moore, a walk-up volunteer, Ruth Hughes and (not shown) Bernie Reding
Mike, Autumn and Dar cleared overgrown trails near the "buzzard tower" in Canyonlands. Then they continued to work on new descent trail in Canyonlands.
submitted by Dar Moneyhon

Hamilton Greenbelt
Repair trail erosion and remove debris from bridge at Palos Verde trailhead

Canyonland trail workers (click to enlarge)

Canyonland trail workers Autumn Ard and Mike Taylor and (not shown) Dar Moneyhon


Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Apr. 9th FOP workday 8AM
  • Sat. Apr. 16th Wilderness Fun Run/Walk Details here

Bluebonnets (click to enlarge)

Some bluebonnets
April Workday Projects
Volunteers gathered at 8AM at the City Park Pavilion on Sat. April 9 for volunteer opportunities.

Workday photos click here!
City Park Project: George Ferrie will be leading a group to trim brush and grass along the various trails in City Park.
Canyonlands Project: Dar Moneyhon will lead a group of trailbuilders to the new descent trail into the canyon.
Hamilton Greenbelt Project Tony Mataya and Jim Dunn will lead several groups into the HGB I and II to police the trails in preparation for the Wilderness Run/Walk the following weekend.
Lunch TBA

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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