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Dec workday rescheduled to Sat. Dec 15th 8AM Details here.

FOP Pioneer George Blume's memorial service Sun. Dec 16, 2PM Details here

VolksMarch was Sat. Nov. 17th 12 Noon to 4:30PM Details here

Nov workday was Sat. Nov 10th 8AM Details here.

Oct workday was Sat. Oct 13th 8AM Details here.

Sept workday was Sat. Sept 8th 8AM Details here.

Renew your membership for 2019, click here !!!

Contact FOP Treasurer Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email countyboy@aol.com

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Jan 2014 Freeze at Hurst Creek Waterfall
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Hamilton Greenbelt Trails Map Updated 12/30/2010
Canyonland Trails Map (pdf) Updated 2016
Canyonlands Interactive Map Link.
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December 2018

Upcoming Events
  • December workday rescheduled to Sat. 12/15 starting at 8AM at the Pavilion in City Park.
  • The Annual Membership Meeting will be Thu. Jan. 31st, save the date!
  • January Board meeting will be Mon. 1/7 6:30PM at the LAC.
  • January workday will be Sat. 1/12 starting at 8AM at the Pavilion in City Park.
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase.
    Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX
    and click on the Select button.
  • Family membership dues for 2019, pay by mail, click here or pay in person at our workday, contact our Treasurer Bernie.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Fall colors at HGB (click to enlarge)
Fall colors found at the entrance to HGB I this November. Photo by Bob Schooler
December Workday Projects

Please arrive at the Pavilion (upper parking lot) of City Park at 8AM on Saturday, December 15th to volunteer for one of the following workday projects. Bring gloves!.



o City Park : trim cedars and other clean-up - Bernie and Carl
o HGB : Lohman's Crossing entrance garden maintenance - Pat
         erosion control along HGB I - Bill
         trail clean-up in Hurst Hollow (HGB II) - Dan
         cedar sapling removal inside loop near Sailmaster waterfall - Jim
         trail maintenance
o Canyonland trails : trimming and trail maintenance.
o Tree removal HGB - Dave and Elmer
o A hot lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and sides will be provided.
CL Hidden Grotto (click to enlarge)
Hidden Grotto of the Canyonlands, named by George Blume. Photo by Dar Moneyhon


George Blume's memorial service will be Sunday, December 16, 2-4PM at the Weed-Corley-Fish Event Center, Lakeway, TX.

The address is
411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimers Texas, 7719 Wood Hollow Drive, Suite 157, Austin, Texas 78731, www.txalz.org, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, cancer.org.

George Blume
Read George's obituary.

Posted by George's son (George III) on November 21st.

George Blume passed away last night. It was peaceful. My mother and I were with him.

Thanks for your help. A memorial service and announcement will be forthcoming.

For a bio on George, please visit his website at http://www.lakewayparks.com/webmaster.html

George was instrumental in the purchase of City Park and Canyonlands. He was a master trail builder, bridge designer and so much more.

George and Faye Blume (click to enlarge)
George was honored for his extensive volunteer work in Lakeway on 11/29/2018 and his wife, Faye, and son, George III, where at the award ceremony.

Volksmarch in the Canyonland

Mt. Lakeway trail (click to enlarge)

Volksmarch in Canyonlands of Lakeway Saturday Nov 17

The weather was great and we had what I would consider a good turnout. Several FOP members were among the 40 people to walk 3 miles and the 39 who climbed the 6 mile Mt. Lakeway route, for a total of 79 human participants and I would estimate, 15 dogs. Carl and Kathleen Christensen, Bill Freas, Dar and Eileen Moneyhon worked registration and general support for the event. Dan Moyer provided posting and updates of the Volksmarch on several social media sites. Emily Haeussler and Dan provided guided tours to Mt. Lakeway for a number of interested walkers.

FOP provided walkers bottled water, juice boxes, bags of pretzels, bags of goldfish and free beer from Infamous Brewing Company, donated by Josh Horowitz of Infamous Brewing Company. With beer donated, roughly $150.00 was spent on the event and we received $55.00 as donations resulting in an FOP outlay of about $95.00 for the Volksmarch. Erwin Boettcher, Chairman of the City Parks and Recreation Committee walked the three mile course and said, "This should be an annual event."

Pleasantly surprising to me was the number of people who hung around and socialized after the walk, resting, enjoying a beautiful day, drinking beer and eating pretzels.

Submitted by Dar Moneyhon

Canyonlands Volksmarch photos click here.


Friends of the Parks of Lakeway (FOP) is hosting a free volksmarch in the Canyonlands Greenbelt in Lakeway on Saturday, November 17th from 12-4:30 PM. Volksmarch, or peoples walk, is a non-timed, non-competitive walk. The concept originated in Germany in the early 1960's and emphasizes exercise, enjoyment of the outdoors and a friendly social atmosphere rather than athletic competition. FOP is hosting the event to encourage Lakeway and Lake Travis area residents to become more familiar with the primitive trails in the Canyonlands.

There will be two courses, a 3-mile walk within Canyonlands that is easy to moderately difficult and a 6-mile roundtrip to the top of "Mount Lakeway" the highest point in Lakeway. The hike to the top is moderately difficult and consists of an uphill climb on a primitive trail for the last three quarters of a mile.

Volksmarch (click to enlarge)
FOP sponsored unofficial/non-sanctioned Volksmarch. Photo by Jim Dunn

Volksmarch to Mt. Lakeway (click to enlarge)
Emily and Jerry lead the 12:30 walk through the Canyonlands and on up to Mt. Lakeway. Photo by Jim Dunn

Volksmarch, registration, start and finish point will be in the small field west of the Lakeway Swim Center at the intersection of Highlands Boulevard and Trophy Drive. Parking is available in the Lakeway Swim Center parking lot. Start your walk at any time. If you wish to do three miles, allow at least an hour. If you wish to walk to the top of Mount Lakeway, allow at least three hours for the 6-mile round trip. Walk on your own, or FOP will offer guided walks up Mount Lakeway at 12:30 and 1 PM. There is no stroller access for either walk, and the walk to Mount Lakeway is not recommended for children younger than six. The oldest walker to summit Mount Lakeway to date is 90 years old.

Wear hiking or comfortable walking shoes, bring sufficient water, walking or trekking sticks as desired, and if you like, wear your lederhosen. Dogs are welcome. Come with family and friends, walk leisurely through Canyonlands, explore the primitive trails, hear bubbling streams, or climb Mount Lakeway to see Lake Travis and maybe some fall color.

A volksmarch tradition is to have refreshments after the walk. FOP will provide a small snack at the finish. For adults 21 and older a free beer from Infamous Brewing Company will be available. A small participation recognition also will be given to all walkers at the finish. This is not an official American Volksport Association (AVA) event, so no stamps for IVV credit will be available.

For further information or questions contact Dar Moneyhon at dmoneyhon@gmail.com or 512 261-3691. FOP is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization focused on promoting, maintaining and improving the parks and green spaces in Lakeway.

Volksmarchers Sheryl and Donna (click to enlarge)

Volksmarcher token (click to enlarge)

Download a flyer by clicking here.

November Workday Projects
Saturday Nov. 10th volunteers to meet at City Park at 8AM to assist on several projects around Lakeway's parks and greenbelts.

o City Park flood clean-up - bring rakes, shovels for the trails and plastic/nitrile/leather gloves and brushes for benches, tables, etc.
o HGB trail flood clean-up - rakes and shovels for the trails.
o Canyonland trails - maintenance and trimming prior to the Volksmarch the following Sat. 11/17.
o Wildflower seeding - crew of two or three for Palos Verde trailhead area.
o City Park Gardens - repair, trim and clean

o FOP member Bob Froeschle passed away on Oct. 8, 2018.
Flooded Bird Blind (click to enlarge)
Bird Blind in HGB when Lake Travis was at +704 feet. Photo by Jim Dunn
Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Nov. 10th FOP workday 8AM
  • Volksmarch up Mt. Lakeway, Nov. 17th Starts at Noon, at the Canyonlands Trophy Trailhead across from the Swim Center. More details TBA
  • Mon. Dec. 3rd FOP Board meeting 6:30PM
  • Sat. Dec. 8th FOP workday 8AM
  • FOP Annual Business Meeting LAC Thu. Jan. 31 6PM details TBA
  • 25th Anniversary of opening of City Park April 6th 2019
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase. Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX and click on the Select button.
  • For more workday photos, click here.
Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
City Park flooded (click to enlarge)
City Park flooded at +704 feet by Lake Travis on Sat. Oct. 20, 2018.

A Big Thank You

We sincerely appreciate all of the great work you do, and want you all to know how truly grateful we are.

On behalf of the entire staff, thank you!

Submitted by Andra Bennett
Director of Parks & Recreation
City of Lakeway

Our November Volunteers
Ron MooreDan MoyerEmily HaeusslerNational Honor Society
Gary CobbDar MoneyhonDeane WillisHaley Hundl
Dick DruryTerry SearsSearcy WillisGeorgia Ackland
Jim DunnCarl ChristensenAllison WinchesterEmily DuBose
Bob SchoolerTyler GlassPat McDermottNithya Attalun
Bernie RedingAidan GlassDoris McDermottChloe Jones
Mike TaylorStacy SmithSheryl KellyRyan Ahmed
John RuattoSophie SmithSondra MortonCayla Phelps
Lorraine TallentBob SauermanLinda Mackie 
Wesley JacobsCarmon MarshallCarlisle Pearson 
Carol LinnTodd MouserJudy Hazen 
Jerry CooperMike Light  
Volunteers (click to enlarge)
Volunteers gather at the upper parking lot in City Park at 8AM. Photo by Dan Moyer

City Park

At the north end of City Park , where the heaviest flood debris landed Carl Christensen, Mike Light, Gary Cobb, Mike Taylor, and Pat McDermott worked on cleaning up the trail as well as scrubbing all benches and tables.

Submitted by Carl Christensen
Bench before cleaning (click to enlarge)
Flood waters left grime behind. A bench in City Park before cleaning. Photo by Jim Dunn


All of this crew's work was dedicated to the cleanup of City Park after October's flood. One group from the crew scrubbed and disinfected all tables and benches in the lower picnic area. A mixture of Clorox Outdoor, Tide and water was used as the cleaning solution. The tables and benches were then rinsed using a hose and nozzle. Afterwards, they cleaned other tables and benches in the park that were affected by the flood and then joined others in the crew picking up and raking up debris. Debris was placed by the trail for later pick up by City employees.

Other members of the crew worked at the cleanup of the south end of the park. As other crews finished tasks outside of the park, they joined in with the park cleanup. The crew consisted of Carol Linn (new member), Bob Sauerman, Ron Moore and Bernie Reding and hard working members of Lake Travis High School National Honor Society.

submitted by Bernie Reding
Volunteers rake up flood debris (click to enlarge)
Volunteers rake up flood debris along a trail in City Park. Photo by Jim Dunn

Carmon Marshall, Todd Mouser and Jim Dunn started raking debris along the 704 foot flood line starting at the south end of the park near the Wildflower Meadow. We raked debris into multiple piles and windrows as we worked our way towards the lower parking lot. We picked up limbs, logs, lumber and plastic out of the debris. We were later joined by a number of people who put the large debris into green trash cans, rolled big styrofoam blocks out of the trees and many more people with rakes.

Bernie ran the gasoline powered leaf blower along the trails. Blower provided by the City of Lakeway.

submitted by Jim Dunn
Volunteers rolling flood debris (click to enlarge)
Volunteers rolling flood debris out of the trees in City Park. Photo by Jim Dunn

Hamilton Greenbelt

On Nov. 5, Bernie Reding, Mike Light and Carl Christensen cleaned up at the bird blind this morning! We washed down the wood in the sitting area and scrubbed the water feature.

Submitted by Carl Christensen
Bernie washing bird blind (click to enlarge)
Bernie washing bird blind after the flood waters receded. Photo by Carl Christensen


Bob Schooler, Dick Drury and Archie Ruatto spread 1.5 pounds of wildflower seed mixed with sand along Yaupon Creek starting at the Palos Verde trailhead in areas for which we ran out of seeds last month. We saw evidence that last month seeding areas that were covered by the flood water are germinating. In addition areas that were not flooded had very high germination rates. After spreading wildflower seeds along HGB, we returned to City Park and joined in late in the clean up effort there.

You can see maybe 100 tiny seedlings in this photo. There are at least four bluebonnet seedlings in this photo. The bluebonnet seedlings are the large seedlings with two large circular petals opposite each other. The area covered in the photo is maybe 18" x 24".

submitted by Bob Schooler
Wildflower seedlings (click to enlarge)
Wildflower seedlings germinated after being planted in October. Photo by Bob Schooler


Dan Moyer along with Emily Haeussler and two LTHS National Honor Society students went to the Hurst Hollow section of the HGB primitive trails. They cleaned flood debris off of the trails, filled garbage bags with trash and hauled several chunks of styrofoam up the hill to the MUD treatment pumps below Golf Crest. The trails will need additional clean-up.

Submitted by Jim Dunn
HGB II clean-up (click to enlarge)
Large chunks of styrofoam from Hurst Hollow. Photo by Dan Moyer

Canyonlands

Jerry Cooper, Lorraine Tallent, Linda Mackie, Allison Winchester and Sondra Morton did general clean up in the two gardens at the Trophy Drive entrance to Canyon Lands. Lorraine moved some native Zexmenia plants that were outside the planters to inside the planters. They then returned to City Park and started maintenance work on Barnes Memorial Garden.

submitted by Jerry Cooper and Lorraine Tallent
CL garden workers (click to enlarge)
These ladies assisted Jerry Cooper and Lorraine Tallent. Photo by Jim Dunn


New member Terry Sears, two young mountain bikers, Aidan Glass and Tyler Glass, working for "paydirt", and Dar Moneyhon labored in the Canyonlands. They cut some high grass along the upcoming Nov. 17th Volksmarch trail, did trail maintenance including rolling a large boulder perfectly into place along the Pond Trail, placed stepping stones along the pond spillway and spread crushed granite at the Trophy Drive Canyonlands trailhead.

Submitted by Dar Moneyhon
Aidan, Terry and Tyler move a boulder (click to enlarge)
Aidan, Terry and Tyler move a boulder on a trail in the Canyonlands. Photo by Dar Moneyhon

Lunch

Picnic food: cornbread and cupcakes provided by Carlisle Pearson, Kathleen Christensen, Carol Ferree, Judy Hazen, Lynn Moore and Sheryl Kelly. I apologize that my southwest pork stew was late being served. (I didn’t factor in that the ambient temp of 45 degrees may have effected the cooker!) Thanks for your kind comments anyway.

Submitted by Judy Hazen

For more workday photos, click here.
Judy serving hot stew to Aidan and Tyler (click to enlarge)
Judy serving hot southwest pork stew to Aidan and Tyler at the Pavilion. Photo by Jim Dunn

October 2018

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Oct. 13th FOP workday 8AM
  • Sat. Oct. 13th George Ferrie Memorial dedication 1:30PM at the Pavilion
  • Mon. Nov. 5th FOP Board meeting 6:30PM
  • Sat. Nov. 10th FOP workday 8AM
  • Volksmarch up Mt. Lakeway, Nov. 17th Starts at Noon, at the Canyonlands Trophy Trailhead across from the Swim Center. More details TBA
  • FOP Annual Business Meeting LAC Thu. Jan. 31 6PM details TBA
  • 25th Anniversary of opening of City Park April 6th 2019
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase. Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Yaupon Creek by Bird Blind (click to enlarge)
Yaupon Creek by Bird Blind, Oct. 8, 2018. Photo by Pat McDermott
October Workday Projects
Bring gloves, rakes and water! Gather together at Pavilion upper level parking lot of City Park at 8AM to volunteer for one of the projects listed below. Our MAJOR project of the day is spreading wildflower seeds at City Park and Hamilton Greenbelt.



A very early rain on Saturday preceded our workday but in general did not hinder our projects. We had over 30 volunteers spreading seeds, clearing and repairing trails and preparing for new Purple Martin birdhouses.

o spread bluebonnet seeds in the Wildflower Meadow - done
o spread wildflower seed mixture at City Park - done
o spread bluebonnet seeds in Hamilton Greenbelt - done
o spread wildflower seed mixture in Hamilton Greenbelt - done but ran out of seeds on HGB II
o remove old bird house posts and fill in the resulting holes - done
o spread mulch by Ranger ball field - postponed
o spread mulch by George Ferrie's Memorial Swing - postponed
o trim and clean-up at the HGB I entrance - done
o work on erosion control on the HGB I/II trails - started, very long-term project
o trimming and removing Chinese tallow trees, ligustrum and poverty weed in Hamilton Greenbelt - postponed
o clearing fallen trees on the Hamilton Greenbelt Duck Lake primitive trail - done
o enjoy complimentary lunch - done!!!
Yaupon Creek above Rainbow Bridge (click to enlarge)
Yaupon Creek above Rainbow Bridge, Oct. 8, 2018. Photo by Pat McDermott
City Park Bird Houses
Dan Moyer, Larry Yancey and Carl Christensen removed all 6 old birdhouses and poles from City Park using the walk-behind BobCat. We filled all holes with dirt and tamped each site down. The poles and refuse were left next to the parking lot for removal by Lakeway Parks crews. Hopefully they were removed before the flood ensued. Thanks to the City for providing the walk-behind and the Kubota with fill dirt.

submitted by Carl Christensen
Carl and Larry removing old birdhouse at City Park (click to enlarge)
Carl and Larry removing old birdhouse at City Park. Photo by Dan Moyer
City Park Wildflower Meadow
A small crew of four worked in and around the Wildflower Meadow and near the lower parking lot. The crew was Ron Moore, John Wilkins, Dennis Gans and Bernie Reding. John and Ron planted one pound of Bluebonnet seeds in bare areas of the Wildflower Meadow. Bernie used a straight shaft brush cutter to trim around trees in the Meadow. Dennis, usd a Bearcat walk-behind brush cutter, cleared brush outside of the Wildflower Meadow. John Wilkins helped Dan Moyer and Carl Christensen, from another crew, remove an old non-functioning bird house. Dennis and John trimmed an overgrown Texas Mountain Laurel next to the upper trail. Pat McDermott who joined us after completing his project at HGB I, removed a dying agave located at the bus turn-a-round. Existing agave pups were left in place to replace the one being removed.

submitted by Bernie Reding
Ron and John seeding bluebonnets at City Park (click to enlarge)
Ron and John seeding bluebonnets at City Park. Photo by Jim Dunn
City Park Wildflower Seeding
Bob Sauerman and Dar Moneyhon worked with a group of students and their mothers to plant wildflower seeds in Lakeway City Park. Azeem from Anderson High School National Honor Society and his mother, Anisa and there was Ava and Michele, from National Charity League and finally Larson and his mother, Holly from Lake Travis Mountain Bike Team raked the ground and sowed eight pounds of wildflower seeds. Dar used a Bearcat to cut high grass in some areas to facilitate the seeding effort. We finished in record time and under budget!

submitted by Dar Moneyhon
Wildflower seeding group at City Park (click to enlarge)
Bob and Dar directed a group of volunteers that spread wildflower seeds at various location in City Park. Photo by Dar Moneyhon
Hamilton Greenbelt Entrance
We worked at the Garden of the Four Season at the entrance to Hamilton Green Belt. Dave Cross removed a dead tree at the entrance. Kathleen Christenson, Briannah Noak, Emma Wright and Pat McDermott trimmed the weeds and plants. We also spread one pound of bluebonnet seeds in an area just beyond the Garden of the Four Season. Doris McDermott joined us midway through the workday.

submitted by Pat McDermott
Kathleen, Briannah, Pat and Emma planting bluebonnet seeds (click to enlarge)
Kathleen, Briannah, Pat and Emma planting bluebonnet seeds near the entrance of HGB I. Photo by Doris McDermott
Hamilton Greenbelt Wildflower Seeding
Bob Schooler was the catyalst behind ordering 21 pounds of wildfower seeds, he made the proposal before the FOP board and it was approved, he ordered the seeds and with the help Dar and Sheryl flagged areas in City Park and the Hamilton Greenbelt to be seeded. At the beginning of the workday he directed the team working in the Hamilton Greenbelt. About 60% of the mixture of Bee Happy mix and Lady Bird Legacy mix was put into a wheelbarrow along with sand and the two were mixed together. The other 40% went with Dar's group to seed parts of City Park. The group members working in HGB I were Bob Schooler, his visiting friend Mick Harrigan, Mike Taylor, Mary Ann Moore and Linda Mackie. They were later joined by Jim Dunn. The areas along the trail were raked to remove old grass and expose the soil. The seed/sand mixture was sown by hand and then the area was lightly raked to make sure the seeds have good soil contact. The rains early Saturday morning and then on Monday should provide a boost to the germination process.

submitted by Jim Dunn
Mike, Mick, Linda, Bob, Mary Ann are wildflower seed planters (click to enlarge)
Mike, Mick, Linda, Bob and Mary Ann are planting wildflower seeds in HGB I. Photo by Jim Dunn
Hamilton Greenbelt Erosion Control
Mike Light, Dave Cross and Bill Freas cleaned, widened and dug diversion ditches at three culvert openings along the HGB crushed granite trail. We built rock walls to help move the high water to the culverts. This should eliminate some of the erosion problems caused by the water overflowing on the trail (assuming the recent flooding hasn't already destroyed our work).

submitted by Bill Freas
Dave, Bill and Mike building rock trench (click to enlarge)
Dave, Bill and Mike building rock trench to direct water off the HGB I trail. Photo by Jim Dunn
Hamilton Greenbelt Duck Lake primitive trail clean-up
Anthony Coley started the workday clearing fallen cedar trees on one of the Duck Lake primitive trails. He was joined by Dan Moyer and Larry Yancey who helped cut and drag and rebuild the damaged trail.

submitted by Jim Dunn
Larry and Anthony clearing fallen cedars (click to enlarge)
Larry and Anthony clearing fallen cedars on a primitive trail in HGB I area. Photo by Dan Moyer
Lunch
A Halloween theme was found at the Pavilion! Taco salad for lunch prepared by Sheryl Kelly. Doris McDermott and Ximena Sauerman served at the tables. Thank you to food and dessert providers: Sheryl Kelly, Carlisle Pearson, Kathleen Christensen and Carlisle Pearson. Beverages/ice brought by Doris McDermott. Carlisle also brought decorations to brighten our tables.

submitted by Jim Dunn
Dessert table (click to enlarge)
Carlise serving ice cream. Photo by Jim Dunn

September 2018

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Sept. 8th FOP workday 8AM. Green light for starting the work day, please arrive at 8AM. It will be muddy. Will cancel if rain or lightning occurs.
  • Mon. Oct. 1st FOP Board meeting 6:30PM
  • Volksmarch up Mt. Lakeway, Nov. 2018
  • 25th Anniversary of opening of City Park April 7th 2019
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase. Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.

Sept. workday photos click here!
Purple Martin Houses in Austin (click to enlarge)
Purple Martin Houses coming soon to Lakeway
September Workday Projects


We were fortunate to have a break in the rain Saturday morning! Due to the soft soil from heavy rains the preceding days some projects were postponed.

Twenty seven volunteers registered and worked at various locations. Several groups worked in City Park, one group prepared the Wildflower Meadow for wildflower seeding in October. Another group repaired erosion on one of the trails near the basketball court. A third group spread mulch north of the Ranger ball field. We had three groups of volunteers cleaning up the primitive trails of the Hamilton Greenbelt and later one group touched up the Smith Greenbelt trail. One group of people patrolled the trails of the Canyonlands and did minor repairs and trimming.
FOP volunteers sign-up (click to enlarge)
Volunteers sign-up at the beginning of the workday
City Park
o Mulching north of Ranger Field
o Removing old Purple Martin bird houses - postponed to Oct.
o Wildflower Meadow Raking

Carl Christensen, Ron Moore and John Caporal repaired the upper loop trail from where it intersects with the asphalt trail leading to the Wild Flower Meadow. They installed cedar rails in the trail to divert water off the crushed granite path. They also cleaned up silt off the asphalt trail.
submitted by Carl Christensen

In preparation for wildflowers in the Wildflower Meadow next spring, FOP volunteers raked dead grass and weeds from the meadow's surface so seeds can make good contact with the ground. Seeding should happen no later than our next workday in October. Volunteers who participated were: Dave Cross, John Wilkins, Bob Sauerman and Bernie Reding. Later in the work session, Dan Moyer, Kimberly Nordhoff and Pat McDermott joined the crew. High humidity and heat made working conditions not too pleasant.
submitted by Bernie Reding
Erosion and silt at City Park (click to enlarge)
Volunteers clean-up silt and control erosion at City Park. Photo by Carl C.
HGB I & II and Smith Greenbelt
o HGB trail maintenance
o HGB primitive trail maintenance

Bob Kirmse, Mike Light, Mike Taylor and Dar Moneyhon entered Hamilton Greenbelt at Squires, walked all trails down to Hurst Creek and over to Hurst Hollow. They checked for erosion, trimmed branches over hanging the trails and used a weed eater to cut high grass.
submitted by Dar Moneyhon

Jim Dunn, Mireille Kirmse, Allison Winchester and Sondra Morton spread the mulch pile provided by the City of Lakeway on bare earth north of the Ranger ballfield. We were joined by two middle schoolers Briannah and Larson Noak and their mother at the Golfcrest trailhead in the Hamiton Greenbelt. We trimmed back limbs and weeds along the trail towards the Overlook. We cleaned out the culvert at upper crossing of the creek. At the Overlook we stopped to take pictures of the group plus Mike Light and Bob Kirmse who where part of Dar's trail crew. We proceeded southward and downhill towards the bird blind cleaning up some deadfall across the trail just before it joined the small loop. Next we cleaned out the two culverts at the creek leading to the Bird Blind. Next stop was the Bird Blind and we did see a few birds and lots of flowing water in Yaupon Creek. We traveled back uphill to the Golfcrest trail head, got in our vehicles. On the way back to City Park, Jim, Mireille, Allison and Sondra stopped at the Smith Greenbelt and patroled the short 1/4 mile trail with some minor trimming and clean-up of the wooden bridge. Back in our vehicles we continued to City Park and joined the lunch in progress!
submitted by Jim Dunn
FOP volunteers pause at the Overlook in Hamilton Greenbelt (click to enlarge)
FOP volunteers Sondra, Allison, Bob, Mireille, Mike, and Noak family pause at the Overlook in Hamilton Greenbelt.
Canyonlands
o Clean-up/repair trail from arched railing bridge up to the canyon rim
o Bisset Drive trailhead, clean up George Ferrie Memorial Swing site

Dan Moyer, Kim Nordhoff, Michael Smith, Lisa Weidenbach. Larry Yancey and Becky Gernand, a mixture of FOP members, friends and members of the mountain bike community went to the Canyonland trails at the beginning of the workday. We showed up to Canyonlands to fix a part of the trail we were told was damaged but we arrived to find the trail in good shape. We ended up walking the small loop in the Canyonlands and pruned back the "eye pokers" and touched up the trails. We popped out of the canyon by George Ferrie's Memorial swing and cleaned up the clump of trees around it. Afterwards, since we finished early, we met up with Bernie's crew and helped rake the wildflower meadow in City Park.
submitted by Dan Moyer
FOP volunteers trim around George Ferrie's memorial swing in Canyonlands (click to enlarge)
FOP volunteers trim around George Ferrie's memorial swing in Canyonlands. Photo by Dan M.
Lunch
I am grateful for our food committee who came through on a last minute notice to provide sandwiches, salads and desserts. Thank you - Kathleen Christensen, Deb Caporal, Doris and Pat McDermott, Ximena and Bob Sauerman, Donna Ferrie anf Lynn Moore. You are the best!
submitted by Judy Hazen
Build your own sandwich (click to enlarge)
Build your own sandwich at the Pavilion
Sept. workday photos click here!

We enjoyed being in the Lakeway 4th of July Parade and our entry received Honorable Mention!

FOP July 4th Parade (click to enlarge)
FOP July 4th Parade Rake Drill Team

George Ferrie Memorial Swing has been installed in the Canyonlands near the Bisset Court trail head.

  George's Swing (click to enlarge)
George's Memorial Swing located in the Canyonlands, photo by Donnie Ferrie

MUD construction along Canyonlands rim trail has been completed.

Canyonlands Construction (click to enlarge)
Canyonlands Construction, MUD installed new pipeline during the summer months.

25th Anniversary of opening of City Park April 6th 2019,

 

May 2018

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. May 12th FOP workday 8AM
  • No meetings or workdays scheduled for the months of June, July and August
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase. Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Mulching Crew (click to enlarge)
Mulching Crew Doris, Mireille, Mike, Archie and Gary Photo by Bill Freas
Bring gloves and water! Gather together at Pavilion upper level parking lot of City Park at 8AM to volunteer for one of the projects listed below.

May Workday Projects

City Park
o Wood chips/mulching north of Ranger Field - Bill and Tony
o Mowing - Carl
o Agave trimming, storm damage clean up - Bernie
o Butterfly Garden - Wayne
o Barnes Garden - Pat, if HGB I project finishes early

HGB
o Entrance landscaping - Pat and Jerry
o storm damage clean up as needed

Canyonlands
o Trophy Drive trailhead, set post in concrete - Dan
o Bisset Drive trailhead, clean up George Ferrie site - Dan
 

20th Annual Wilderness Run and Walk

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway

The weather forecast for Saturday was for a chance of rain but when the morning came there was no rain, just overcast skies and mild temperatures. The team of volunteers completed the setup of the start/finish line and started registering runners and walkers. MC Anthony Coley played music and made announcement from 8AM to 9AM. Just prior to the start of the race Camp Gladiators, one of our sponsors, helped the runners and walkers warm-up with a series of exercises.

Bill Freas had a few directions for the runners and walkers as they gathered at the start line. By 9 o'clock we had 66 registered participants with 19 people signed-up for the tougher 5 mile course. Bill said "Ready, set and bang" and the runners and walkers took off on the Hamilton Greenbelt decomposed granite covered trail. The course has a 3 mile segment that is mostly on improved granite covered trails while the 5 mile segment has about 2 miles of primitive trails that go up and down the canyons of Hurst Creek.


Photos of the entire event click here.

Thanks to the professional artist, June Jurcak of Pagosa Springs, CO who allowed us to use a portion of her watercolor picture of a roadrunner for this year's tee shirts. June is a personal friend of long time FOP members W C and Clareve Enmon. Note that Judy will have available for sale some of June's artwork at the May workday. Note cards will be $3.50 per card and envelope and are suitable for framing.

Thanks to the City of Lakeway for providing the sound equipment, trailers and other services. Thanks to Lance Eilers, Lynn Kirchenbauer and Dallas Gorman from Lakeway Parks and Recreation for their support and assistance.

Aloha Austin provided sample smoothies before and after the Run/Walk, very good tasty treat!

Starbucks provided several traveler containers of coffee, thanks.

Congratulations to Sheryl and all our hard working volunteers and sponsors for making this our best Wilderness Run/Walk on record.

Thanks to Ingrid and Ernest Altgelt for once again hosting the Luncheon after the Wilderness Run.



2018 Wilderness Run T-Shirt (click to enlarge)
The 2018 Wilderness Run T-Shirt design by artist, June Jurcak of Pagosa Springs, CO.


Video of the start of the 2018 Run/Walk from our Facebook page.

Ron Massa, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Lakeway congratulated the winners in each category and handed them their medal for their outstanding performance. Mayor Joe Bain was scheduled to be at the Run/Walk but was taken ill so Ron did an excellent job up on the stage.
Photos of the awards click here.
Download the PDF.

3 mile winners
#27 Harlow Davila 27:03 10 and under female
#14 Emma Taylor 49:12 11 to 14 female
#3 Savanch Wright 21:45 15 to 35 female
#5 Jennifer Wright 22:17 36 to 59 female
#37 Terri Mitchell 32:17 60 and over female

#39 Luke Driscoll 32:54 10 and under male
#15 Nick Orlousky 18:37 11 to 14 male
#32 Evan Brassom 20:55 15 to 35 male
#28 Shay Wright 21:25 36 to 59 male
#9 Larry Young 23:39 60 and over male

5 mile winners
#77 Victoria Waite 44:40 26 to 40 female
Jami O'Brien 49:32 41 and over female

Coby O'Brien 38:30 under 25 male
Dan Moyer 38:45 26 to 40 male
David Johnson 43:15 41 and over male





2018 Wilderness Run winner photos (click to enlarge)
The 2018 Wilderness Run winner's award ceremony.



2018 Wilderness Run water irises (click to enlarge)
Water Irises at the entrance to Hamilton Greenbelt. Photo by Judy Hazen

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway is pleased to announce this year’s signature sponsors: The Eitel Group at Keller Williams Realty and Camp Gladiator.

Other sponsors are
ExxonMobile Foundation,
The Enmon Family,
Independent Bank,
Lupton Irrigation,
B2B Copies & Printing,
Fifield Dental Center,
Lakeway Dental Office,
Wildbird Center of Lakeway,
Dr. Stacy Miller, Orthodontist,
Taylor, Brodnax & Karnes, P.C.,
Lakecountry Insurance Agency, LLC,
Eaddy Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Lakeway Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PA,

 

April Workday Projects

The workday started on Sat. 3/10 at 8AM at the Pavilion located at the upper parking lot of City Park. 38 volunteers signed in during the morning. The temperature at 8AM was a cool 48 and we had clear skies all morning.

City Park
o Butterfly Garden Wayne and Kathie King plus three LTHS students moved mulch from a pick-up to the Butterfly Garden. Wayne commented that he got tired just watching the LTHS volunteers spread mulch among the plants.

Hamilton Greenbelt
o HGB I entrance
There were 15 workers at this location. They were Pat McDermott, Shirley Tyler, Mary Ann Moore, Carol Ferree, Kathleen Christensen, Allison Winchester, Linda Mackie, Doris McDermott, Sondra Morton, Dave Cross, Ron Moore and Jerry Cooper. National Charity League members Avery, Alexis and Amy Herbock were part of the work group.

The group was working at the entrance to Hamilton Greenbelt off of Lohmann's Crossing. They cut down unwanted trees and bushes, trimmed dead branches, cleaned the pond, pulled out vines, dug out unwanted bushes and weeded.
submitted by Jerry Cooper

Jerry Cooper and Kathleen Christensen lead a large group of FOP member volunteers and a group of mothers/daughters from the National Charity League in a project to cleanup the garden at the entrance to Hamilton Green Belt. We left several brush piles at the Garden of the Four Seasons near the entrance to Hamilton Green Belt. There are several large piles on the right side trail near the restrooms and some smaller piles on the left side of the trail.
submitted by Pat McDermott

o Bird Blind
A crew consisting of Dennis Gans, John Caporal, Mike Light, Carl Christensen and Bernie Reding performed the following work at the Birdwatching Blind:
1. Completed installation of piping from the blind roof to the 500 gallon rainwater collection tank.
2. Dug ditch and buried a 1/2 inch poly water line from the rainwater collection tank valve to the location of the yet-to-be installed pond with water feature.
3. Installed cedar posts vertically around the perimeter of the rainwater collection tank. These limbs
were collected from a Firewise project in City Park.
submitted by Bernie Reding

o Wilderness Run trail clean-up
Team 1 was Dar Moneyhon assisted by three workers Emily Haeussler, Larry Yancey and Elmer Tyler. They worked on clearing of the WR route. They removed some cedars and other trees where a cedar elm has partially fallen across the trail. The cleared area forms an arch over the trail. The group then merged with Bill Freas' group at the end of the jeep trail from Squires Court.
Team 2 was Bill Freas along with Ed Lalone and Archie Ruatto. Bill and his group drove the City's Kubota with decomposed granite to the picnic table/water fountain area in the old cut area. They repaired the trails with the granite. The group then merged with Dar Moneyhon's group at the end of the Squires Court Jeep Trail.
Squires Court Jeep Trail Repair The City of Lakeway dumped a load of decomposed granite at the end of the Jeep Trail. The combined team used picks, shovels and rakes to trench across the eroded trail. Elmer cut long cedar limbs to place in the trenches. Bill used the Kubota as a large wheel barrel and dumped granite on each cedar rail placed across the trail. Rakes and shovels and tamper were used to shape the granite into a smooth, compacted surface. In addition a new ditch was trenched along the uphill side of the trail to prevent run-off from crossing the trail.
Team 3 was Jim Dunn who was later joined by Larry Yancey. They tied back a branch of the Eve's Necklace tree on the main Hamilton Greenbelt I trail near the Blue Hole. Jim was driving the City's white Ranger to navigate the trails and haul equipment such as picks, rakes, shovels, tampers, ladders and a wheelbarrow to the various work sites.

Thanks the City of Lakeway Parks and Recreation Department for the use of the Ranger, Kubota and granite. We used up all the decomposed granite that was dumped at the end of the Squires Court jeep trail. It was just enough for the trail repairs in that area.

The trail looks to be in good shape for the Wilderness Run, thanks to your guys for work on the main trails since the last big rain.
submitted by Bill Freas and Jim Dunn

Canyonlands
o Erosion control : The dynamic duo of Dan Moyer and Tony Mataya worked on the trail by the restroom and did some erosion control near the Trophy Dr. trail head. As a side job they moved a large old CRT TV found along the trail back to the Canyonlands FOP shed. After finishing their project in the Canyonlands they traveled over to HGB to offer assistance where needed.

Lunch at the Pavilion
o Judy and team set up a large buffet of salads including potato salad, ramen bokchoy salad, pasta salad, fruit salad, chicken salad, mixed green salad and taco salad along with cheese rolls and garlic bread. Desserts were available as well.

Many thanks to our cooks who served a great salad bar this time! Kathleen Christensen, Debbie Caporal, Doris McDermott, Clare Freas, Mary Betty Douglas, Lynne Moore, Donna Ferrie, Sheryl Kelly and Carlisle Pearson. We outdid ourselves this time!
submitted by Judy Hazen

The National Charity League donated a large supply of gardening and trimming tools. Five people from the group of twenty assisted FOP on several workday projects. Angie and Janison Wheeler along with Avery, Alexis and Amy Herbock.




Paint brush (click to enlarge)
Paint brush

April 2018

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Apr. 7th Firewise Event at City Park
  • Sat. Apr. 14th FOP workday 8AM, Details will be posted Wed. 4/11.
  • Sat. Apr. 21st 20th Annual Wilderness Run at 9AM at HGB I entrance
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase.
    Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX
    and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Volunteers (click to enlarge)
Volunteers at City Park fire fuel reduction (Firewise) location. Photo by Bob K.

March 2018

Upcoming Events
  • The March workday was held Sat. 3/10 starting at 8AM at the Pavilion in City Park. We had close to forty volunteers working at several venues in the Park and Canyonlands. The weather was a tad warm but we finished before the temperature climbed into the low 90s.
  • The 20th Wilderness Run/Walk will be Sat. April 21st, save the date!
  • Mar. workday photos click here!
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase.
    Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX
    and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
A early bluebonnet (click to enlarge)
A early bluebonnet in City Park. Photo by Jim
March Workday Projects
A big group volunteers assembled at the Pavilion, upper parking lot of City Park on Sat. 3/10. We were able to work a number of projects as we had thirty-four volunteers sign in at 8AM.




Volunteers start the day (click to enlarge)
Volunteers start the day by gathering near the Pavilion. Photo by Dan
City Park

David Connor, Dennis Gans, John Wilkins and Bernie Reding cleared brush from in between large boulders located near neighbors iron fence. Then proceeded to the lake side of the park where brush was cleared from around trees and along the cliff above Lake Travis. Small brush piles were placed along the upper and lower paved trails in City Park.

Jim Dunn delivered a load of decomposed granite (thanks to the City of Lakeway for the Kubota and granite) which was placed around a sitting rock in the Wildflower Meadow and also in front of two park benches.

submitted by Bernie

Wayne and Kathie King along with Cindy Berdan, Doris McDermott, and Kathleen Christensen worked in the Butterfly Garden removing dead growth from last year. The pickup bed was filled up very high. April work will include mulching and other envirgorating activities.

submitted by Kathie and Wayne


Butterfly Garden (click to enlarge)
Butterfly Garden workers clearing out old dead growth. Photo by Jim
Bob Kirmse and Elmer Tyler had a large group of volunteers working north of the Ranger ball field cutting down small cedars, placing cedar limbs on an eroded slope and piling up brush. Linda Mackie, Allison Winchester, Carol Ferree, John Caporal, Dave Cross, Carl Christianson, Mireille Kirmse, Lorraine Tallant, Carrie Burns, Christi Nicolay, Mike Light and Shirley Tyler all work on this project. Elmer says "A fun time was had by all. Four rows of limbs were laid and secured in place to reduce erosion on the incline on the north side of the ball field. Cedars up to four inches in diameter were felled. Remaining cedars were limbed up to six feet to remove flammables. This is is to prepare for the Firewise Event scheduled for April 7. Shorter, twisted limbs were hauled and stacked aong the access road making a pile eight feet high and 250 feet long!!! Nobody wanted to leave such fun, but we quit and enjoyed a great lunch."

submitted by Elmer

Thanks to Carrie Burns, City of Lakeway Forester, for her assistance, providing supplies and directions. This activity was in cooperation with the Firewise Initiative. A Firewise Event was held Sat. Apr. 7th which chipped the large brush pile into mulch which was put on the prepared eroded slope.
More photos from the workday.
Cedar trimmers (click to enlarge)
Taking a break next to Ranger Field in City Park. Team is Marianne, Linda, Lorraine, Mike, Elmer, Mireille, Bob(hiding behind cedar pile) and Dave. Photo by Allison
HGB I
o No work done this workday in the HGB.


HGB I entrance pond (click to enlarge)
HGB I entrance pond, April workday will landscape in this area. Photo by Jim
Steve Kelly Memorial
Work has been completed on the Steve Kelly Memorial table. This was a joint project with the City of Lakeway and Friends of the Parks to honor our late FOP member who volunteered many hours developing trails and bridges in the Canyonland area. The table is located in the Canyonlands just below the restroom at the crossroads to the descent into the Canyonland canyon or the Rim trail.


Steve Kelly Memorial table (click to enlarge)
Steve Kelly Memorial table located in the Canyonlands. Photo by Jim
Canyonlands
Dan Moyer and Tony Mataya took a group of workers into the Canyonlands. Mike Schlageter and several other local mountain bikers including middle school and high school students joined the group. They filled in a deeply eroded trail near the restroom with roadbase supplied by the City of Lakeway. They also build a short bypass trail around the section of the trail being repaired. Access to the old portion of the trail has been blocked. Additional erosion control features semi-buried cedar rails to divert rain water off the trail and into natural drainage.
Restoration of vegatation and erosion control in partnership with the City of Lakeway

A work crew put the finishing touch that eroded section. They topped it with some top soil and then put grass seed and curlex to hold it in place. It rained a lot shortly after this and we were able to take advantage of some rain water to get the seed going.

submitted by Lance Eilers City of Lakeway Parks Superintendent


New bypass trail (click to enlarge)
New bypass trail near the Canyonlands restroom. The old trail has been closed and is being reseeded. Photo by Dan
Canyonlands
Trail head clean-up at Trophy Dr. Pat worked at the trailhead trimming grass around the two planters. Teresa Clark picked up trash and debris.


Picking up trash (click to enlarge)
Teresa picking up trash at the Canyonlands trailhead. Photo by Jim
Lunch at the Pavilion
Everyone appreciated the hot hamburgers and warn baked beans plus the sides. Food was provided by
Hamburgers and toppings - Judy Hazen; baked beans- Kathleen Christensen and Donna Ferrie (Donna spilled the beans in the trunk of her car on the way to the park, see her story below); Desserts - Sheryl Kelly, Doris McDermott, Marshi Young, Carol Ferree, and Mary Betty Douglas. Doris McDermott provided ice and drinks which is always appreciated.
Thanks,
Judy
Earlier, I alluded to yesterday's near culinary catastrophe of a crock pot full of borracho beans tipping over in the trunk of my car in transport to the Friends of the Park picnic.

Luckily I was able to save half of it which I had doctored up with bacon, grilled onions, sirracha, etc. I also had some extra cans at home I could heat up in the microwave then bring back to the picnic of 30 volunteers. Yes, the extra beans were needed and much appreciated.

Based on the clean up alone, I will never make the same mistake again. Until Judy Leyda Hazen our long-time crew chef mentioned it, it never occurred to me to put the crock pot in a box, so it wouldn't tip over. I brought a box with me back to the picnic, and "boxing the crock pot" worked like a charm.

So to avoid a similar messy clean up, I'm sharing this great, simple idea.

Donna Ferrie

More photos from the workday.
Judy serving (click to enlarge)
Judy serving hot hamburgers! Photo by Jim
Birding Blind
Bernie Reding, Pat McDermott and Carl Christensen purchased a 500 gallon water storage tank and transported it to the birding blind the week after our Sat. workday. The ground was prepared and 13 bags of cement were mixed in the wheelbarrow to make four foot diamater concrete base for the tank. At the next workday they plan to install a water line to the bird watering feature and encircle the black tank with cedar rails to camouflage it.
New water tank (click to enlarge)
New water tank storage tanke being installed at the birding blind. Photo by Pat


New Trail Maps for the Parks of Lakeway

The website link that takes you to the Parks Interactive Map page is Interactive Map Link.

This link will take you directly to the Canyonlands trails: Canyonlands. I hope it loads for you this time. If it hangs up while loading, try hitting Refresh or Reload in your browser.

When you click on the trails, the trail name and distance will show in a popup box. Hikers can track their location on their smartphone by tapping the crosshairs.

The Boy Scouts will map the emergency markers, scenic views and other amenities in the Canyonlands one Saturday in October (date to be determined). If I can GPS all of the smaller Canyonlands trails Thursday morning, then I should be able to add them into the online interactive map by next week.

Thanks so much for keeping the Friends of the Parks informed. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any more questions and concerns.

Carrie Burns, Forester
City of Lakeway

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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