Bringing joy to the neighborhood

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Armadillo Park is getting our very own Creative Crosswalk. Creative crosswalks can break the visual monotony of the asphalt or concrete pavement and highlight crossings for safe walking. Creative crosswalks are also a great way to showcase the culture and history of a neighborhood. A group of your neighbors have applied for and gotten funding for a creative crosswalk at Cougar and Sahara. They hope it will make that particular intersection safer for school children walking to and from Odom Elementary and hopefully bring some color and joy to the neighborhood. We think it will be something to be really proud of!

How can you get involved? ALL are welcome to come help make the creative crosswalk a reality. Paint, brushes, stencils, etc. will be provided.

Creative Crosswalk Painting Party
Saturday, May 19th @ 11am
Odom Elementary School, 1010 Turtle Creek Blvd
Meet at the front of the school for instructions
Contact Frances Acuna at 512-300-9108 with questions

See you there!!!


Farm fresh veggies in our ‘hood

The Odom Elementary School Farm Stand has returned!
Visit them Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm, while school’s in session.gava

APNA Block Walk

You are invited!

Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 8:30am-12noon
900 Austin Highlands Blvd
Austin, TX 78745

Help us block-walk the mutlifamily units on Cougar Drive and Nancy Drive to connect more of our neighbors with the neighborhood association.

We’re stronger together!
We hope you can make it!


Odom School Park is Beautiful

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out for our beautification day last weekend. And thank you to those who helped us prepare and provided tools – we’re looking at you Austin Parks Foundation and Keep Austin Beautiful. We are so fortunate to have caring park adopters watching over our little park.

We spent the morning doing a litter clean up, some landscaping, and some painting. Then – Zumba!

We think the park looks really great!


2016 Mobility Bond

Give your input on how the money should be spent

You may recall that in 2016 Austin voters passed a Mobility Bond. The 2016 Mobility Bond puts $720 million to local, corridor, and regional transportation and mobility improvements – including Brodie Lane, William Cannon, and Slaighter.

Learn more here and give your input by filling out this survey. They need to hear from US, those affected directly by this bond.

We voted for it, let’s make sure it works for us!

Beautify Odom School Park

We are transforming Odom Elementary School Park one day at a time!

Thanks to a grant from the Austin Parks Foundation, we will soon inaugurate a new SHADE STRUCTURE at the park – a place for neighbors to sit and talk and for kids to escape the sun.

Help us continue to get funding volunteer nowfor projects like this by taking part in a volunteer day at Odom Elementary School Park on Saturday June 10 from 8-11 a.m.! Sign Up Here.

Ps-If you are available to help prepare for the day, let us know by emailing




Join us May 22 at our next meeting and you could win a free Will package.

We are pleased to announce our next neighborhood meeting will be Monday, May 22, at 6:30 pm, at the Austin Public Library branch at 5500 Manchaca Road.

deliaOur featured speaker will be Delia Garza, City Council Member for Austin’s District 2.

Council Member Garza will discuss how you and APNA can work with the City to ensure continued funding for our local priorities, including the 2017-18 city budget and future city bonds.

If you care about our parks, sidewalks, flood mitigation, or the many other things the City pays for, then you should definitely join us!

We will also have a presentation from members of Wildflower Church who have offered to help us block-walk the neighborhood this summer to expand involvement in the neighborhood association.

Finally, we will have updates about Armadillo Park, Odom School Park, and our other projects.

Hope to see you there!

We love our neighborhood and want it to be great, and we can do more to make it great when more people are actively involved.
Therefore, we created the following prize to encourage more people to attending our member meetings.

Win a free Will package
Everyone should have a Will, especially people with children or grandchildren. (Read: Top 3 reasons everyone needs a Will)

At our May 22 meeting, APNA members who attend will be invited to put their names in a hat to win a free Will package. The winner can either accept the Will package themselves or transfer it to a friend or family member.
The documents will be drafted by neighborhood president Brian McGiverin, who is an attorney.

Need to update your membership dues?
You can now pay your membership dues online.


Do you love Odom School Park?

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If you’ve been by the park lately, you know that the City has started their playground renovations. In addition to the new playscape, they will be installing a new shaded sitting area that our park team got funding for through the wonderful Austin Parks Foundation.

In order to meet our grant requirements, we will be having a park beautification day! We’ll be cleaning up litter and painting. There will also be Zumba!

Saturday, June 10th 8-11am is the big day.
This is your chance to help. Take a look at the below list of needs and email us at if you can help us prepare for the best park beautification day evah!
Anytime before June 10th
Flier distribution: Get some exercise and meet your neighbors by distributing awesome fliers around the ‘hood. 
Weekend of June 3rd

Distribute 4 signs around the neighborhood.

June 9th
Pick up materials from APF: They will provide all the paint, brushes, and other tools for our project, but we need someone with a car to pick it up from their offices on the East side the day before the event.

THE BIG DAY – June 10th
Set up: Meet at the park at 7:30am to help get things ready.
Clean-up crew leader: No litter in the park! That is our goal and we need someone to motivate others to pick up every little thing.odom4
Creative director: We’ll need someone to lead the painting projects we’ve got in store. If you can open a paint can, you are perfectly qualified.
Break down: Help us get everything packed up at 11am.
June 10th or 11th
Pick up 4 signs from around the neighborhood.
Thank you for helping us out!