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Dec. workday will be Sat. 12/10 at 8AM Details here

Nov. Workday was Sat. Nov. 12, 2016 Details here

Oct. Workday was Sat. 10/8 Details here

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Contact FOP Treasurer Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email

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Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Dec. 10th FOP workday 8AM
  • Annual FOP Membership meeting Wed. Jan. 25, 2017

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Volunteers at City Park (click to enlarge)

Volunteers at the November workday
Workday photos click here!
December Workday Projects
Volunteers please check-in at the Pavilon in City Park at 8AM to assist on several projects.

Bernie reports that the birding blind in HGBII passed the final construction inspection! The next step is to complete the walkway to the blind from the trail, construct a fence and install bird feeders and water stations.
City Park
Clean and trim trails and areas in the park.
Hamilton Greenbelt
Reroute a primitive trail near the MUD pond.
Clean and trim trails in Hurst Hollow.
Work on the trail near the new restroom.

November Workday

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Nov. 12th was the November FOP workday
  • Mon. Dec. 5th will be the FOP Board meeting at the Lakeway Activity Center, 6:30PM
  • Sat. Dec. 10th will be the December FOP workday

Visit the FOP website at for more information.

The November workday projects are :
City Park : Trimming and flood cleanup at the north end of City Park plus some trimming near the Wildflower Meadow.
Canyonlands : Trail trimming starting at the buzzard tower plus deadfall tree removal.
HGB I : Repair eroded sections of the crushed granite trail.
HGB II : Trim back vegetation along trails in Hurst Hallow and remove/trim trees that are leaning into the primitive trails.
Lunch : Judy will be serving chili and Doris is bringing cornbread plus the usual desserts!
2012 cactus garden at buzzard tower in Canyonlands (click to enlarge)
BEFORE : 2012 cactus garden at buzzard tower in Canyonlands

2016 cactus garden at buzzard tower in Canyonlands (click to enlarge)
NOW : 2016 cactus garden at buzzard tower in Canyonlands


Upcoming Events
  • October's FOP workday was held Sat. 8th. We had 35 volunteers sign in and working on various projects across Lakeway.

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Lakeway Sunset (click to enlarge)
The first day of October had a beautiful sunset over the skies of Lakeway.
October Workday Projects
Thirty-five volunteers signed in at City Park on Saturday to assist with wildflower planting under the direction of Bob Schooler in the Hamilton Greenbelt and Dar Moneyhan and Bernie Reding at City Park. Planting of shrubs and grasses took place at the trailhead of the Canyonlands under the supervision of Jerry Cooper. Bill Freas worked with a small crew to trim and clean-up the trails in Hamilton Greenbelt while another crew cut and stacked cedar around the new bird blind site.

Workday photos click here!
Serene Hills Madrone (click to enlarge)
Bob Schooler hiked the Mt. Lakeway trail with this group and they took a picture of a large Madrone tree.
City Park Projects:
Mike Taylor, Mike Light, Steve Kelley, Dennis Gans, Bernie Reding and a Mother/Daughter team from the Charity League worked in the south end of City Park. Dennis Gans worked full time pushing a walk-behind brush cutter cutting tall weeds and grass between and around trees. The rest of the crew dug out clumps of grass in the Wildflower Meadow, raked the meadow and hauled off the dug-up grass and rocks. They raked up the grass and weeds left behind by Dennis Gans and the brush cutter. The grass and weeds were raked into piles for later pick up by City crews.

submitted by Bernie Reding

Nicki, Karen, Loren and Lanelle prepared the soil using rakes beside the City Park road for wildflower seeding under the direction of Dar Moneyhan. They planted the seeds along the road from the upper parking lot to the lower parking lot.

submitted by Dar Moneyhan

Mike, Mike, Steve and a Mother/Daughter (click to enlarge)
Mike Taylor, Mike Light, Steve Kelley and the Mother/Daughter team from the Charity League. Photo by Bernie Reding.
Nicki, Karen, Loren and Lanelle (click to enlarge)
Nicki, Karen, Loren and Lanelle preparing the soil in City Park. Photo by Dar Moneyhan.
Canyonlands Project:
Jerry Cooper, Mireille Kirmsee, Sheryl Kelly, Lucy, Allison and a Mother/Daughter team from The National Charity League planted 35 native Texan and drought tolerant plants in two new beds at the entrance to Canyonlands near the Lakeway Swim Center. This completes the planting project which began last April.

submitted by Jerry Cooper

George Ferrie and Jim Dunn supported the group planting the beds at the Canyonland trailhead by hauling hoses, trimming grasses and cedars at and around the beds. We had a big pile of brush when we finished. We moved down the trail to the Public Works building and the buzzard tower. The new Canyonlands public restroom is almost ready for business. We trimmed overgrowth on the trails near the buzzard tower using the Brush Hog and weed trimmer.

submitted by Jim Dunn
Jerry, Mireille, Sheryl, Lucy, Allison and Mother/Daughter (click to enlarge)

Jerry, Mireille, Sheryl, Lucy, Allison and Mother/Daughter planting native plants at the Canyonlands trailhead near the Swim Center.
Hamilton Greenbelt Activities
Bob Schooler led a group consisting of Jillian, Jana, Bob, Ron, David and Elizabeth to the Hamilton Greenbelt. They spread wildflower seed mix to fill in areas that were missed in the November, 2014 wildflower seeding. A lot of walking and raking was involved as we started and ended at the Lohman's Crossing entrance to HGB. They stopped at the bird blind project near the Rainbow bridge for some photos.

submitted by Bob Schooler

A crew consisting of Pat McDermott, Dennis Brown, Dan Moyer, Tony Mataya and Dave Cross worked in both City Park and Hamilton Green Belt. At City Park they removed low branches from cedar trees near the basketball court. They also removed several dead trees near the lower sidewalk. One of those trees was very large and was about to fall across the sidewalk. At Hamilton Green Belt they removed a large cedar tree that was growing into an oak tree near the site of the new Bird watching blind. They trimmed up the area surrounding the blind and created a trail to the blind.

submitted by Pat McDermott

Bill Freas, Carl and Kathy Christensen worked the trails of Hamilton Greenbelt trimming low branches, brush and evasive weeds that were encroaching the trails.

submitted by Bill Freas
Jillian, Jana, Bob, Ron, David and Elizabeth (click to enlarge)

The HGB seeding team of Jillian, Jana, Bob, Ron, David and Elizabeth standing before the bird blind. Photo by Bob Schooler.

Dan, Dennis, Pat, Tony and Dave (click to enlarge)

Brush clearing crew of Pat McDermott, Dennis Brown, Dan Moyer, Tony Mataya and Dave Cross standing before the bird blind. Photo by Bob Schooler.
Chicago style hot dogs and sides were served along with delicious desserts. The lunch group included Lynn Moore, Carlisle Pearson, Sheryl Kelly, Marshi Young, Bob Sauerman and Doris McDermott!

submitted by Doris McDermott

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Hot dogs (click to enlarge)

Chicago style hot dogs for lunch.

Friends of the Parks is a group of citizens who enjoy the rewards of volunteer service in the parks and greenbelts areas of Lakeway. Monthly Saturday morning work sessions provide opportunities for all levels of service, whether it is tree maintenance, general cleanup or tending memorial gardens at City Park. A few of the hardier members help build and maintain hiking/biking trails in the Hamilton Greenbelts and the Canyonlands Natural Area. Still others provide food for our workday picnics. For information contact Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email Bernie

Friends of the Parks sponsors one annual community event which is the annual Wilderness Run/Walk event on the Hamilton Greenbelt trails on the third Saturday of April. The goal of this event is to encourage citizens to get out and enjoy the beauty of the greenbelts and parks of the City of Lakeway.

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway is a 501 (c) 3, Federal Tax Exempt Organization. Donations made to this organization may be tax deductible; check with your tax advisor.

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