Almost-Summer 2013 Update: Trail and Fundraiser

Construction on the new granite trail in Brentwood Park continues, and Friends of Brentwood Park expect work to wrap-up shortly.  There were a few unexpected delays, but those issues have been addressed, and the crews are back at work. You may have experienced some problems with walking your normal route in the park, but we expect the trail to be complete soon.

The new walking trail was organized by Friends of Brentwood Park, funded by a grant from Austin Parks Foundation and donations from neighbors and local groups—including Violet Crown Community Works, Brentwood Neighborhood Association, Crestview Neighborhood Association, and Paragon Prep—and installed by American Youthworks volunteers.

The trail forms an almost-1/2-mile loop, starting at the granite portion of the trail at Arroyo Seco, following the complete granite trail clockwise, and walking back down the sidewalk along Arroyo Seco to the start. Sometime in the near future, Friends of Brentwood Park hopes to organize a fun-for-all-ages marathon to celebrate the park and the trail. Stay tuned!

You can download and view the proposed trail map here. More about the project here.

On June 5th, Joel and Joanna Fried hosted their end-of-school-year BBQ and asked guests to make a donation to Brentwood Park. The BBQ is an annual event that the family has been hosting for several years, and a few years ago they started asking for donations to go to park improvements. This year, they were able to raise $1,153.81!

Thanks Joel and Joanna for hosting! Also, thank you neighbors for coming out, sharing great food and company, and donating much needed funds for future park improvements!

Friends of Brentwood Park is planning our next project now.  If you have suggestions and/or are able to lend a hand coordinating new park projects, please contact us on Facebook or through our website.

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