Fall Festival Planned Oct. 22 at Community Garden

The Patterson Park Community Garden invites you to our annual Fall Festival, an official Roots & Wings Festival Event!  We will be celebrating trees, pollinators, and our beautiful central Texas fall. Join us for fun activities for the whole family, including

  • Austin Butterfly Forum & Austin Bat Refuge
  • How to plant a rain garden – Austin Watershed Protection
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Face painting, arts & crafts, wildflower seed bombs
  • Live music by Elizabeth Warren
  • Bee-keeping, tree planting and composting demonstrations
  • Plant giveaways-plant your own pollinator garden!
  • Pollinator Costume Parade (11:45am)
  • Monarch release (noon)

The Roots & Wings Festival is brought to you by the City of Austin, Friends of Patterson Park, and the Patterson Park Community Garden. Learn more and find additional events at www.rootsandwingsfest.com.

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Fall Festival at Patterson on October 30

Join the Patterson Park Community Garden for a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30 from 10 am-12 pm. This is an official Roots & Wings Festival pop up event, with fun for the whole family. There will be a beekeeping demonstration, scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, seed giveaway, music by Javier Jara, free Mister Softee ice cream, and more!

The Roots & Wings Festival is Austin’s annual combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day. We use this time to celebrate trees, butterflies, bees, and nature in our city. 2021 will be our fourth annual Festival with two weeks of nature-based events all across Austin.  

Thanks to Austin Nature in the City and Austin Parks Foundation for their support. Check out all the other events happening around town at www.rootsandwingsfest.com.

Cap City Cobras to Host Field Day at Patterson Park

Come by Patterson Park on Saturday, September 25th from 9–11am for a field day of fun and games with the Cap City Cobras, Patterson’s own sandlot baseball team! We are thrilled to be hosting our first event at the park in a year and a half and kindly ask everyone to wear a mask.

The Cobras have been playing on Wednesday evenings at the park for years. They were first sandlot team to play at the Field of Dreams in Iowa and we are wrapping up their eighth season as a squad. To show their appreciation for Patterson Park neighbors, the Cobras will be hosting a casual drop-in field day with some fun baseball activities and some Cobras merch giveaways. Stop by on your morning walk, bring a glove, bring the kids (and, any kids-sized equipment they may want to use). There will be opportunities for all ages and abilities to goof around and do some hitting and some fielding with your friendly, neighborhood Cobras.

Friends of Patterson Park is so grateful for all the work the Cobras have done building out the baseball field and writing grants for major park improvements like the new backstop. Check out the recent story in Austin Monthly about the team. Free breakfast refreshments provided.

Q&A on New Public Art at Patterson’s Pharr Tennis Center

Local artists Rakhee Jain Desai and Melissa Knight will be creating a permanent public artwork as part of the upcoming renovation of the Pharr Tennis Center at Patterson Park. Neighbors and users of the center are invited to join the artists for a discussion and help inform the artwork design. Learn more about the renovation project at https://www.austintexas.gov/department/pharr-tennis-center-renovation

Meet the Artists Sunday, August 29, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join the Zoom Meeting here
Meeting ID: 879 5931 2653
Passcode: 420167

Questions? Contact AIPP Project Manager Alex Irrera by email at alex.irrera@austintexas.gov or by calling 512.974.7860. http://www.austintexas.gov/department/art-public-places

Let’s Amplify Patterson!

We were deep in winter just two weeks ago, but spring is around the corner and AMPLIFY AUSTIN is March 4-5! There are 675+ local organizations participating in the 24 hour fundraiser, and Friends of Patterson Park is working with Austin Parks Foundation to raise money for our neighborhood park. The past year has made our city’s green spaces even more important – they’ve been key to our physical and mental health. You can help make Patterson into an even more welcoming destination for our East Austin neighbors to play, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.

Donate now at amplifyatx.org!

Our goal this year is to continue work repairing and adding to our athletic facilities. This winter we were awarded a $5,000 Austin City Limits Community Grant by APF to replace the damaged backstop at the baseball field, and work started this week! We will use funds raised during last year’s Amplify campaign to make a matching contribution toward the installation. We hope to complete the athletic facilities project with a grant from the Neighborhood Partnering Program, and this year’s Amplify funds will allow us to provide the required match. 

We are so grateful for the continued support of neighborhood businesses! Nature’s Treasures, Franklin Barbecue, and Jade Construction, have already made substantial pledges. On top of that, Austin Parks Foundation has secured a 100% match for Amplify Austin donations to parks by Central National Bank, so your dollars will stretch even farther. Help us reach our goal of raising $3,000!

Thank you for being a part of our park community.

ABC Kite Festival at Patterrson Park

ABC Kite Festival 2021 at Patterson Park

The 2021 ABC Kite Fest returns March 27-28 as a city-wide celebration of Austin’s parks in partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation. Come fly a kite at Patterson Park! 

Sponsored in part by KXAN and Texas Mutual, this year’s ABC Kite Fest encourages Austinites to get outside and fly a kite at their neighborhood park while wearing proper face coverings and maintaining safe social distance from others.

ABC Kite Festival 2021 at Patterson Park
Saturday, March 27 & Sunday, March 2810am – 5pm

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March 7 is It’s My Park Day at Patterson Park

Join Friends of Patterson Park on Saturday, March 7th for It’s My Park Day! We’ll meet at 9am at the small pavilion by the basketball court for a family work day mulching trees. 

This is an opportunity for the folks of all ages to volunteer, and there will be coffee, tacos and muffins to keep everyone going. Many thanks to the Austin Parks Foundation for organizing this city-wide day of service.

 
Please register through the Give Pulse page so that we can make sure to have enough tools, t-shirts, and (very important) tacos!
 
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September Celebration at Patterson Park

Celebration of Patterson Park Projects Planned for September 7

FRIENDS OF PATTERSON PARK CELEBRATES RENOVATION PROJECTS WITH A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND CELEBRATION

Community members invited for breakfast tacos, face painting, kite flying and more on September 7 at 9 a.m. 

WHAT:  In partnership with the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Patterson Park is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil Patterson Park’s improvements and redeveloped playground on Saturday, September 7 starting at 9 a.m.

Patterson Park was the recipient of a $50,000 Community Grant from APF’s 2018 ACL Music Festival Park Grants Program. The grant provided the park with new amenities including new playscape equipment focused on building strength and balance, new amphitheater style seating, new steps connecting the playscape to the restrooms and new natural play features.

Patterson Park also received a Neighborhood Partnering Program grant for nearly $48,000 in 2018. This funded new park furnishings including benches, boulder seating, grills, trail markers, an information kiosk, and a picnic table.

Friends of Patterson Park invites the community to join the celebration and enjoy the new playground. Breakfast tacos and coffee will be provided upon arrival, followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Council Member Kathie Tovo District 9 and Parks and Recreation Department Director Kimberly McNeeley, representatives from the Public Works Department, and Austin Parks Foundation at 9:30 a.m.

Fun activities for the kids includes free face painting and snow cones, and kite flying (guests are encouraged to bring their own kites).

WHO:   Remarks will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.
District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo
Kimberly McNeeley, Director of Parks and Recreation Department
Colin Wallis, CEO of Austin Parks Foundation
Jennifer Potter-Miller, Chair of Friends of Patterson Park

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 9–11 a.m.

WHERE: Patterson Park playground
4200 Brookview Rd., Austin, TX 78722

Friends of Patterson Park wants to invite our community to join us for a celebration of our new playground equipment and park furnishings on September 7. We will have refreshments, face painting, and kite flying, and an opening ceremony with District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo and representatives from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, City of Austin Public Works, Austin Parks Foundation.