Congratulations to Golden Egg Hunt winners!
0-2 Age Group—Isabel Martinez
3-4 Age Group—Adam Gaskins
5-7 Age Group—Aiden Mundelein
8 & Up Age Group—Robert George
Winner for guessing the number of Jelly Beans in a Jar—Parker Bullock
You’re invited to support your neighborhood by renewing your membership in the Highland Park West Balcones Area
Neighborhood Association (HPWBANA) for 2017. We need your support to continue neighborhood events, projects and
advocacy. The HPWBANA Board is comprised of volunteers that give freely of their time to help better our amazing
neighborhood in the following areas:
- Highland Park Elementary/Perry Park Neighborhood Preservation
- Neighborhood Events Transportation and Safety
- Neighborhood Beautification Community Communication
Membership funds are critical to the accomplishment of these neighborhood projects. Your membership dues and
donations will help us continue these efforts in 2017. You can contribute more than the standard membership amount—
additional funds allow us to do more for the neighborhood. Please join today! Click here for more information, and to pay on-line or by check.
Attention business owners! You can support the Neighborhood Association, too. For more information about dues and membership benefits, please click here.
Board of Directors – Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood Association (HPWBANA)
The next board meeting of the HPWBANA is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, April 3 at the Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Drive. For the agenda, please click April 2017.
Please click here for past meeting agendas and minutes.
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
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!
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.