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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 outer edge and yields about 0.5 miles with each out and back. Despite the road being pretty rough and full of potholes, it’s not a bad place for a short run. It’s flat and surprisingly quiet for this dense neighborhood. The park is not incredibly scenic but I did see a blue jay, a cardinal, and a curious Golden Retriever this overcast morning. It doesn’t seem to get much use at this point and there is amply room to park.

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I also recently attempted to visit Tannehill Creek Greenbelt (2403 East 51st Street) but it is undeveloped wooded land.



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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
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