Projects

Current

  • Fall 2017 It’s My Park Day! Help us make Brentwood Park look lovely for the Fall and ready for a new season of enjoyment! Registration is live at https://givepul.se/z947l Projects include mulching trees, root collar clearing, sand volleyball court maintenance and planting bed maintenance. Breakfast tacos from Eldorado Cafe and coffee from Genuine Joe will be served to volunteers (bring your own coffee mug ...
  • Playground Improvement Project Underway Friends of Brentwood Park has formed a sub-committee to work on improving current playground equipment. The committee is coordinating with local groups such as Violet Crown Community Works and the Crestview and Brentwood Neighborhood Associations. Up-to-date information can be found on our Facebook page or by contacting Nancy Mohn Barnard at okra@austin.rr.com.
  • Neighbors Remembered in Brentwood Park Since 2010, three park benches have been placed and 15 trees have been planted by neighbors in honor or in memory of special family members, neighbors, and friends. Benches Renald Ferrovecchio, 43, died in a gas explosion in his Payne Avenue home on January 9, 2012. In his memory, neighbors raised funds for a purple martin house ...

2016

  • Playground Improvement Project Underway Friends of Brentwood Park has formed a sub-committee to work on improving current playground equipment. The committee is coordinating with local groups such as Violet Crown Community Works and the Crestview and Brentwood Neighborhood Associations. Up-to-date information can be found on our Facebook page or by contacting Nancy Mohn Barnard at okra@austin.rr.com.
  • Fall 2016 It’s My Park Day – Success! At 9am on Saturday, November 5, over 50 volunteers gathered at Brentwood Park to participate in the fifth fall workday organized by Friends of Brentwood Park and the first Fall It’s My Park Day sponsored by Austin Parks Foundation and Austin Parks and Recreation. In addition to friends and neighbors, we especially appreciated the assistance and ...
  • 2016 Fall It’s My Park Day! Calling All Park Lovers! It’s My Park Day (IMPD), Fall 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th and is a great opportunity to get outside, give Brentwood Park some love, and meet your neighbors. IMPD is a city-wide service day organized by Austin Parks Foundation and Austin Parks and Recreation and sponsored by many local businesses. ...
  • It’s My Park Day 2016 – Thank you! Thank you so much to everyone who came out on Saturday morning for It’s My Park Day! We spread a record amount of mulch (40 cubic yards), cleaned up the flower beds and volleyball court, and even finished ahead of schedule. A special thanks to the Shelton family and volunteers who stayed late to help with ...
  • Neighbors Remembered in Brentwood Park Since 2010, three park benches have been placed and 15 trees have been planted by neighbors in honor or in memory of special family members, neighbors, and friends. Benches Renald Ferrovecchio, 43, died in a gas explosion in his Payne Avenue home on January 9, 2012. In his memory, neighbors raised funds for a purple martin house ...

2015

  • Fall Workday 2015 – Thank you! Thank you to everyone who came out to help with this year’s fall workday! With your help, we accomplished the following at Brentwood Park: - 20 cubic yards of mulch were distributed to trees in the east and southeast sections of the park. - The sign bed was weeded and mulched. - The purple martin bed was weeded ...
  • Join Us! Fall Workday 2015 Dear Neighbors, The Brentwood Park Fall Workday is confirmed for Saturday, November 7, 9am-12pm! Projects will include: Remove or replace Groasis Waterboxxes as needed Volleyball Court clean up and border maintenance Flower bed weeding, cleanup, and tending the plantings Heritage tree mulching and additional tree mulching as needed So that we can plan accurately for food and project management, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brentwood-park-fall-workday-2015-tickets-19020365425 Thank you! Friends of Brentwood ...
  • Dog Park Proposal Underway by Friends of Brentwood Dogs A group of Brentwood and Crestview neighbors have formed a committee to evaluate the possibility of getting a fenced off-leash park at Brentwood Park. A survey was conducted to gather information on the sentiment of the neighborhood for such an initiative.  The results of survey are available and included here.  A power point presentation has ...
  • 2015 It’s My Park Day is Here! Thank you to everyone who participated in It’s My Park Day 2015! Sixty-one volunteers accomplished the following on Saturday morning: - 20 cubic yards of mulch were distributed to trees in the northwest corner of the park and along the north side of the ball field. - Trees were weeded before mulching. - The sign bed was weeded and ...

2014

  • 2014 Summary: Regular updates suspended in 2014 due to overwhelmed volunteers. Accomplishments for 2014 included: It’s My Park Day 2014 - Fifty-seven neighbors and friends participated in a very successful It’s My Park Day on March 1,  2014. Volunteers weeded and distributed mulch to trees in the northern and northeastern areas of the park, weeded and mulched the sign ...

2013

  • Successes at 2013 Brentwood Park Fall Workday At 9am on Saturday, November 9, almost 70 volunteers gathered at Brentwood Park to participate in the eighth Friends of Brentwood Park’s biannual park workdays. In addition to friends and neighbors, we especially appreciated the assistance and support from Boy Scout Troop 49, which sent 7 youth and 5 adult volunteers to help out. We are ...
  • Join Us! Fall Workday 2013 Dear Neighbors, The Brentwood Park Fall Workday is confirmed for Saturday, November 9, 9am-12pm! Projects will include: Plant saplings along the south side of the new trail by Brentwood Elementary using Groasis Waterboxxes Erosion control on gravel trail Volleyball Court clean up and border maintenance Flower bed weeding, cleanup, and tending the plantings Sandbox area and playground area maintenance Genuine Joe and Tacodeli ...
  • Trail Complete • Fall 2013 Workday Planned With the new park trail finished mid-July, it’s time to grab your shovels and rakes and save the date for our next event! Friends of Brentwood Park Fall Workday Saturday, November 9th, 9 a.m. to noon This is our 5th year to hold a community workday. The project will be announced once we have permission from our partners, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Brentwood Trail Update—We Did It! Friends of Brentwood Park successfully raised the funds needed to hire professionals to build the almost-1/2-mile-long park trail. Thank you to all our neighbors who donated! Several community organizations also donated, and we would like to thank them now. Thank you to Violet Crown Community Works, Brentwood Neighborhood Association, Crestview Neighborhood Association, and Paragon Prep. We are ...
  • IMPD—Mission Accomplished! The 2013 edition of It’s My Park Day at Brentwood Park took place on Saturday, March 2nd, under cool, clear conditions. Fifty+ volunteers convened in the park to participate in a variety of tasks to help prepare the park for spring and the inevitable long, hot summer ahead. Our volunteer group was bolstered by 22 hard-working ...
  • It’s My Park Day—It’s Almost Here Show your pride in your park by volunteering for It’s My Park Day at Brentwood Park, Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. This annual city-wide event is a production of Austin Parks Foundation in cooperation with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Registration is limited to 50 people this year and only registered volunteers are eligible ...
  • It’s Here—FOBP Grow Love! Fundraiser Friends of Brentwood Park is sowing and growing love in the community this spring! We have wrapped sets of 5 heart-shaped seed bombs to offer as a gift in exchange for each $15.00 suggested donation. Each lovingly produced seed bomb contains native grass and wildflower seeds—the perfect gift for your family’s park enthusiast, gardener, and/or community activist. All ...
  • Fundraiser • It’s My Park Day • Purple Martin House Friends of Brentwood Park needs your help to meet our fundraising goal by contributing to our first-ever Grow Love! Seed Bomb Fundraiser. The funds will go to build a trail in Brentwood Park. The seed bombs are made of clay, compost and Blackland Prairie Mix seeds from Native American Seed Company. For a suggested donation ...
  • The Next Park Project—Walking Trail Friends of Brentwood Park is thrilled to report that the Austin Parks Foundation has awarded FOBP a grant for a decomposed granite trail along the border of the park. We applied for the grant in September 2012. With the grant and our individual fund raising, we already have met 89% of our funding needs but still ...

2012

  • FOBP Fall 2012 Fundraiser Update Thanks to ALL who helped make the December 5 fundraiser at Atown a success! The event supported the local economy and artists and Friends of Brentwood Park. FOBP received 10% of sales that evening, as well as several individual donations. Funds raised will support our latest project—a new trail in Brentwood Park; more info about that ...
  • Come Party for the Park! Fall FOBP Fundraiser ATown, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Come one, come all to the second annual Sip-n-Shop fundraiser at one of Austin’s most unique shops, ATown, 5502 Burnet Road at Shoalmont Drive. As you’re holiday shopping this year, please stop by on Wednesday evening, December 5th, and enjoy a glass of cheer with us as we ...
  • Thanks! Fall Workday 2012 We want to say Thank You to everyone who made our fall workday on Saturday, November 3rd, a success! Thanks to Bill Morgan and his tractor for helping us get that mulch distributed to trees all around the 9-acre park. Without him there would probably still be a mini-mulch mountain sitting in the park today. Thanks to ...
  • Join us—Fall Workday 2012 On Saturday, November 3, please join us in the park on what we hope will be a beautiful, cool fall morning to give Brentwood Park a little TLC. Since the fall of 2009, Friends of Brentwood Park has hosted semi-annual community workdays in the park, with each workday building on the success of the previous ...
  • Trail Project Update Friends of Brentwood Park (FOBP) submitted a grant in September 2012 to apply for funds to build a 2,030 linear foot granite trail in Brentwood Park. The proposed trail would run along the north, west and south borders of the park and connect to the Arroyo Seco sidewalk. The grant that is being applied for ...
  • Save the Date! Brentwood Park Pavilion Public Meeting On Saturday, July 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m., we will share information and receive feedback on the proposed Brentwood Park Trail Project. FOBP is proposing to coordinate the design and installation of a crushed granite trail that will be five feet wide and run along the north, west and south borders of the park and connect ...
  • Thanks! It’s My Park Day 2012 Thanks to the scores of volunteers who came out on March 5th to spruce up our beloved park! We mulched lots of trees, cut back nandina in the pool area, cleaned up trash and dog poo, weeded the perimeter of the volleyball court, sifted the sand in the sandbox, and returned the sand that had ...
  • Pi Sigma Pi Mulches and Munches in Brentwood Park On February 4, 2012, a group of 11 volunteers from the Pi Sigma Pi Academic Minority Engineering Society at UT came out and spread mulch around dozens of trees in the northwest quadrant of Brentwood Park. Their youthful enthusiasm made short work of a tall pile of mulch and was rewarded with piping hot pies ...
  • It’s My Park Day! 2012 Edition Registration has begun for the March 5, 2012, edition of It’s My Park Day at Brentwood Park. (Learn more about It’s My Park Day here.) Once again, we will proudly serve breakfast tacos from TacoDeli (who this year is a corporate sponsor of It’s My Park Day) and coffee from Genuine Joe. So come on out and ...
  • Pavilion Project 2011-2012 Pavilion Project Frequently Asked Questions Friends of Brentwood Park (FOBP), in conjunction with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, completed the shaded rectangular picnic pavilion in Brentwood Park on May 4th, 2012.   Picnic tables, a trashcan and two bike racks will soon follow to complete this historic park project. Click here to see the pavilion being built! This pavilion was ...

2011

  • 2011 Brentwood Park Master Plan • Final Thank you all so much for participating in the survey and workshops and for giving feedback about Brentwood Park. We compiled all of your input into the Brentwood Park Master Plan. You can download the Brentwood Park Master Plan document here. (Note: This will open a Google document. Go to File >> ‘download original’ to download. ...
  • Fall Workday 2011 Approaching! For the third year in a row, we will be hosting a fall workday in conjunction with Austin Parks and Recreation Department on the morning of Saturday, November 5, 2011. Right now it’s still hot and oh-so-dry here in Austin, but we are looking forward to the cooler temperatures of late fall so we can ...
  • Brentwood Park Concept Plan Vote The Brentwood Park Concept Plan Vote is now closed, and Map #4 generated the most votes. Thank you everyone for your feedback! Although Map #4 won the vote and will serve as the baseline for planning, a number of opinions and concerns were expressed that will guide individual projects. Keep an eye on the website for ...
  • Brentwood Park Survey Results The survey is closed, and final survey results are available! Download here: Summarized Results (PDF) Tabulated Data (.xls) Raw Data (identifiers removed; .xls) Although the survey is closed, we appreciate any additional feedback made through the original survey form or by email. Original Survey – Please download and email to friendsofbrentwoodpark@gmail.com
  • Film: “We Planted 115 Trees” (2011) The video produced by our neighborhood historians Rob and Susan Burneson, with an assist from sound professional Kelly Green, has been posted on their website and on YouTube. Susan and Rob taped many of the day’s events during the 2010 Tree Planting Project and interviewed more than a dozen donors and honorees. We Planted 115 ...
  • Master Planning Workshops Summer 2011 We have received over 200 responses to the Brentwood Park survey – thank you for your feedback! If you missed the opportunity to fill out the survey online, please feel free to email friendsofbrentwoodpark@gmail.com or call 512-222-FOBP (3627) to get a PDF or paper copy of the survey or leave general comments. Questions/comments can also ...
  • It’s My Park Day 2011 Thanks for coming out for It’s My Park Day! Pictures can be found here We had a fantastic turnout at Brentwood Park despite iffy weather at the start. Thanks to volunteer leaders Ramona Finos and Dave Shulder and a healthy contingent of volunteers from Paragon Prep, the volleyball court looks great! And PARD has promised to fix ...

2010

  • Tree Planting Project 2010 On Saturday, November 6, 2010, Friends of Brentwood Park, in conjunction with Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, hosted an historic tree-planting event. Over 60 volunteers — young and young-at-heart — came together to plant 115 trees in our beloved Brentwood Park. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day ...
  • It’s My Park Day 2010 Friends of Brentwood Park hosted an “It’s My Park Day” Event Saturday, March 6th 9 am to 2 pm It’s My Park! Day is a city-wide event put on by the non-profit Austin Parks Foundation. This year’s sponsors include: Wheatsville Food Co-op Jackson Walker – Texas Gas Service – Page Southerland Page enviromedia – BMC Software – Clif Bar BAE Systems – ...