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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 Park (3000 Del Curto Rd). It has a short, flat gravel path and short paved path – which oddly just stops abruptly on either end and forces you to hop over a fence (not so cute with this baby bump) or go into the somewhat busy roadway. One can only get in about 0.3 miles per loop of this park, so while a nice park it’s not ideal for running. There is a small parking lot, basketball court, covered picnic shelter, and an adorable playscape shaped like a tree house.

I also attempted yesterday to visit a few parks that turned out to be undeveloped or otherwise unrunnable: Ponciana Neighborhood Park (5201 Freidrich Lane; a paved path is currently under construction), Old Moore’s Crossing Neighborhood Park (7420 Apperson Street), Elroy Neighborhood Park (7527 Elroy Road), and Dry Creek Greenbelt (6100 Constellation Circle). I happened past a county park I was going to stop at while between these City parks, but quickly saw the Richard Moya Park is “Closed Until Further Notice” due to the presence of hazardous contaminants per the signs. This park was affected by flooding over a year ago but I couldn’t find any information online about the current closure – peculiar!

I don’t have too many more parks to cover, so this project should be completed before baby is!


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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
206/218 Parks