|Lakeway Area Parks Map
Lakeway City Park Map
Lakeway City Park Map (older version)
Lakeway City Park Map Interactive Version
Hamilton Greenbelt Trails Map Updated 12/30/2010
Canyonland Trails Map (pdf) Updated 2016
Canyonlands Interactive Map Link.
Mt Lakeway Trails Map Sep 2012
Rough Hollow Trails Map Apr 2018 (pdf).
Lakeway Weather Forecast
|December Workday will be Saturday, 12/10 starting at 8AM. Details will be made available by Wed. 12/7.|
We had 17 volunteers sign in and worked at the Barnes Garden irrigation trenching, Wildflower Meadow clean-up and HGB Bird Blind repair fence and install equipment. A delicious and warm spaghetti lunch was served.
We just received word of the following!
This Friday the 18th at 10:30 there will be a small Arbor Day ceremony and tree planting at Hamilton Greenbelt parking lot. The Mayor will read a proclamation and they'll be planting a Bur Oak.
The Lakeway FoP November workday will be taking place this Saturday(11/12) starting at City Park Pavilion at 8AM. It's looking like it might be a cold one, so good volunteering weather!
Activities for the workday include running some irrigation lines near the Butterfly and Barnes Gardens in City Park, doing some TLC at the bird blind in HGB, and trimming back vegetation that is over growing the Bissett trailhead at the Canyonlands.
Lunch for the day will be spaghetti, salad, and desserts! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Sat. 10/8 Workday details.
Please arrive at the upper parking lot by the Pavilion of the City Park by 8AM. Work assignments will be made at that time. Wear gloves, heavy shoes and be prepared for a cool start but rapid warm-up as the day progresses. Bring water bottles.
The City Forester has asked to reschedule to our November workday.
Project List AnnouncementCity Park
o Sow seeds in the wildflower meadow
o Use the walk behinds and some weedeaters to trim grass and weeds
o Stretch goal is cactus garden in city park could use some TLC.
HGBI & II Dead tree branches (large and small) near HGBI trail head
Smith Greenbelt – Maybe some trees to trim out.
Canyon Lands – finish up work at Canyonland trailheads
Lunch – Sandwich buffet
|September Workday Activities at City Park
A number of volunteers worked in the Wildflower Meadow at the southern end of City Park to prepare the ground for the sowing of wildflower seeds at the October workday.
View all workday photos Click here.
Sad newsThree current/former FOP members passed away in August and September.
Dick Drury's Obituary
WC Enmon's Obituary
Jerry Morton's Obituary
Other not-so-good newsBernie contacted Dan Moyer on 9/4 to let him know the FoP shed was broken into and the weed eaters, chain saws, pole saw, and inverter/battery for it were all taken. It does not appear they took anything else including any hand tools. Dan received an email from the City on August 25th saying they found one of our wheelbarrows left out in City Park and they just leaned it up against the shed for us, so we think that is when it happened and the thief was probably using it to haul the stolen tools. For now, we have a new keyed lock on the shed. Bernie contacted the police and a report has been filed. New value of the stolen equipment was over $4,000.
The Bird Blind located in HGB II is also been vandalized lately. The pool pump was stolen and on another occasion damage was done to the storage structure attachment.
A group of volunteers working in the Wildflower Meadow, removing dead overgrowth and spreading decomposed granite.
A volunteer swinging a pick in the Wildflower Meadow to loosen up the soil.
Two volunteers taking a quick break while refreshing the Wildflower Meadow soil.
September Workday Announcement
Hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to get back to work! The September workday will be this Saturday at the usual time and place(8am at the City Park Pavilion). Current forecast says it could be a warm one so dress appropriately and bring some extra water.
Anticipated workday activities include:
1) Prepping the wildflower meadow area for October seeding and other landscaping work at the South end of the lower part of City Park
2) Removing some dead branches and other beautification near the HGBI trailhead.
3) Cleaning out the garden beds at the Canyonlands entrance off of Trophy Drive. Hopefully will add new plants at the October workday.
Lunch this week is TBD but likely pizza and desserts!!
Look forward to seeing everyone there!
4th of July Parade 2022
Enjoy Lakeway's 4th of July Parade
Friends of the Parks will not be entering a 4th of July Parade float this year. The City of Lakeway is still looking for volunteers to assist in the big event if you are interested.
The link : Click here
The City's agenda for the 4th of July weekend.
The link : Click here
FOP is not planning any activities until September, see you then.
The astronaut theme took first place in 2019
Parade volunteers ready to march
FoP marching tools was a crowd pleaser!
Lakeway's Parks Town Hall
Thursday, June 30 starting at 5:30 PM
Lakeway Town Hall on Parks!!!
Just a heads up that Lakeway will be hosting a Town Hall with city manager Julie Oakley on the topic of Lakeway Parks. Event is Thursday June 30th from 5:30 to 6:30 at City Hall. Please come out as they will likely be giving some preliminary info on the reimagining of Lakeway parkland.
From the City's weekly "The Lake Way" email
The third in a series of four town halls for 2022 will take place on Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. at Lakeway City Hall (1102 Lohmans Crossing Road). This Town Hall Series with City Manager Julie Oakley will focus on the Lakeway park system, including potential future parkland. There will be an introduction by City Manager Julie Oakley, and then an opportunity for the public to visit different stations at City Hall to ask questions to the parks team about upcoming projects and events. The introduction will also be live-streamed on the City's website.
City Calendar link : Click here
News Flash link : Click here
More info link : Click here
Lakeway Town Hall Thu. 6/30 on City Parks
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 Sondra Morton 713-870-5462 or email Skmgran@gmail.com.
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.