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Still Kickin’!

01.12.17 Posted in South by

Currently five month pregnant, which has put a little snag in some of my running plans! I had a pretty rough first trimester that didn’t allow for a lot of exercise, but I’m able to do some now with appropriate modifications. So, I’m back at my parks project. Yesterday, I visited Tom Lasseter-South Lamar Neighborhood […]


Another Round Up

10.02.16 Posted in Central by

Barton Hills School Park (2009 Homedale Drive) has a 1/4 mile loop track that is irregularly shaped and partially paved, partially gravel. Two little hills make it a fun spot to run, and the quiet setting yesterday morning plus the field of rain lilies added to the pleasant experience. There is some construction fencing and […]


Updating

09.28.16 Posted in Central, Uncategorized by

I have recently visited but found undeveloped and unrunnable the following: Barrow Nature Preserve (7515 Step Down Cove), Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve (9221 E US Hwy 290), and Onion Creek Wildlife Sanctuary (4435 E SH 71). Onward to more!


Highland Neighborhood Park

08.25.16 Posted in NE by

Highland Neighborhood Park (401 West St. Johns Avenue) is mostly sports fields that look a bit neglected. The neighborhood is working with the City to redevelop this park and it will probably be a great community asset in the future. Currently there is a park road that goes in sort of a U-shape around the […]


More Northwesterns

08.10.16 Posted in NW by

Gilbert-Davis Tract (5512 Shoal Creek Blvd) is part of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. The Parks Directory still lists it as undeveloped but it does now have a rock-lined dirt trail which is mostly flat and runs parallel to the creek. It’s about 0.4 miles each direction and is pretty shaded. It’s next to a relatively […]


Doss School Park

08.05.16 Posted in NW by

Doss School Park (7013 Northledge Drive) features a short (about 0.10 miles per lap) gravel trail. It is an irregular loop that is fun to run despite its short distance. It’s on a bit of a slope and is shaded and quiet. This park, closed during school hours, also has a playground, a Little Library, […]


Round Up

08.02.16 Posted in NE, NW by

I had some time off today and visited (or attempted to visit!) several different sites. Andrews School Park (2400 Lehigh Drive) is just a small path to a school playground, not a runnable site. Barrington School Park (9306 Glenn Lane) has a gravel track but all the gates were locked today. It may not be […]


Williamson Creek Central Greenbelt

07.29.16 Posted in South by

Williamson Creek Central Greenbelt (5120 S 1st Street) is an 82 acre park. It appears that only a small section of it developed at this time. Admirably, the neighbors have adopted it in recent years and set up a butterfly garden and picnic area. Right now unfortunately most of the park is overgrown and has […]


Walnut Creek Greenbelt

07.27.16 Posted in NW by

Walnut Creek Greenbelt (2611 Park Bend Drive) is a large (975 acres!) tract of land that connects Walnut Creek Metro Park and Balcones District Park. There is now a nice paved trail through this greenbelt that is a really good place to run or cycle. One can park at the St. David’s Hospital Lot G […]


Yett Creek Neighborhood Park, Wooten Neighborhood Park, Ortega School Park Track

07.22.16 Posted in NE, NW by

Yett Creek Neighborhood Park is listed in the Parks Directory as being located at 12538 Riata Vista Circle, but there is no discernible entrance or trailhead at this address that I could find. Entering the name into my navigation led me to a location about ten minutes away from that address with what looked like […]


This blog chronicles my journey to run in every park in Austin. As an outdoor enthusiast, admirer of wildlife, and ultramarathoner who’s completed more than 35 distance races around the country, I explore our great green spaces while combining that with my fitness pursuits.
Progress: Run Every Park in Austin
202/218 Parks