Board Meeting March 6 at Old Quarry Library

The next board meeting of the HPWBANA is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, March 6 at the Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Drive.  For the agenda, please click March 2017.

 

Please click here for past meeting agendas and minutes.

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Austin Water plans HPWBANA water improvement project for 2018

Austin Water has planned a project to upgrade water transmission lines in the northwest area, including parts of HPWBANA.  The area affected is roughly from Far West Blvd. to Crestway Dr.

The area is currently supplied with a single 12-inch line. The new main would be a 16-line and will improve the level of service and allow Austin Water to decommission the aging pump station and reservoir. Highland Park reservoir is no longer in use, and the pumps are used as an in-line booster station only.

Benefits to the area include less pressure fluctuations during peak demand times and improved fire flow for the area.

The project is scheduled to go into design this fall and construction is estimated to begin in 2018.

Click here for a map of the water improvements project.

For more information call Jill Mayfield, (512)585-0474

jill.mayfield@austintexas.gov

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The Perry Art Park: Phase 2 is complete!

Located behind the bluffs of Highland Park Elementary School and flanking Balcones Drive sits the new Perry Art Park, featuring a winding trail leading to a trio of stunning sculptures, each by Texas artists, all on long-term loan from The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria.

The park now includes:

  • Dayton by Jim Huntington (see video above)
  • Blue Float by Peter Reginato (pictured below)
  • Alas #IV by Betty Gold (information on the sculpture and artist is here ).

Many thanks to everyone who contributed time and money so generously to Perry Art Park!

Reginato Blue Float

Reginato Blue Float

 

Many thanks also go to District 10 Council Member Sheri Gallo for the installation of a picnic table at the north end of the park along Balcones Drive. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy coffee or lunch in a grove of gracious live oak trees.

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For more details, visit http://friendsofperrypark.org/ or contact: friendsofperrypark@gmail.com

 

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