The City of Austin purchased most of the land that is now Armadillo Park in 1986. The land remained neglected for many years until, in the mid 2000s, residents in our community discovered that the land was intended for park use. These neighbors worked tirelessly to help create the beautiful park that we all enjoy today; the official ribbon cutting ceremony was on 9/17/2014. Read more here.
If you want to be involved with our park, the Armadillo Park Team wants you to be involved, too! We are currently looking for new leadership for our team, please contact us if you are interested.
Next Volunteer Work Day:
>> To Be Determined <<
There are no work days planned in the near for the moment…stay tuned for updates.
This week the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) are attending to some much needed clearing of the underbrush and mowing around the park including the “McCullough Strip”, the portion of land that runs along the North end of the park that abuts the backyards of our neighbors who live on Austin Highlands Blvd. The task will take place over at least a couple of workdays as it will be a three-part process for PARD and they will likely need to work around the rain this week.
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, members of our park team pulled weeds from our butterfly garden and spread new mulch. Having reclaimed the area where we planted the garden from Bermuda grass and other weeds earlier this on It’s My Park Day, it will continue to be a situation that we’ll need to monitor. If you happen to be walking by the butterfly garden and see something that’s clearly an invasive weed, please feel free to pull it out.
Armadillo Park recently volunteered in an Austin Park’s Foundation sponsored “It’s My Park Day” on March 5th, 2016. Thirty volunteers, including our District 2 City Council Member Delia Garza, showed up to help us create a new mulch trail, spread protective mulch around our trees, and build a new Texas-native, drought-resistant butterfly garden from the ground up.
We are so thankful for everyone who pitched in to make it an incredible productive day!
>> To Be Determined <<
Stay tuned as we’ll post the next meeting date and location here.
We would like to invite everyone to help us keep our park a safe, well-maintained, and beautiful place to visit. Whether you would like to volunteer at one of our workdays or if you are interested in joining our committee, we welcome your participation. Roll up your sleeves and join us!
Are you interested in being a leader or member of our park team? Or volunteering in general? Do you have a question, comment or concern about our park? Whatever your thoughts about our park may be, we want to know about them! Please email the Armadillo Park Committee at email@example.com.
All requests to post info in the park’s kiosk are subject to review by the APNA board. For more information, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In early 2013–before APNA was officially established–the Friends of Armadillo Park, Austin, Texas Facebook profile page was created to help unite efforts in our community to make the wonderful park that we all enjoy today. Great pictures and info about the development of the park over the years can be found on their page. Becoming a Facebook “friend” of theirs is another way to keep tabs on all of the neat upcoming activities at our park.