Sept.9, 2022

  • The $4M renovation of the Pharr Tennis Center has begun! The northeast section of the park has been fenced off and crews have been busy doing demo. Looking forward to the new tennis center and public art project by Rakhee Jain Desai and Melissa Knight.
  • The second phase of the Neighborhood Partnering Program grant we first submitted in fall 2019 has begun installation. The project includes youth basketball hoops, new benches and limestone seating behind the baseball backstop, and replacements for the last of the cement “trash coffins.” (The first phase was the new baseball backstop.) The last part of the project is the shade structure over the basketball court, and this is still being designed and has a ways to go before becoming a reality.
  • The fall growing season is here! Email the  Patterson Park Community Garden at  info@pattersonparkcommunitygarden.com  for information about how to join or visit their website.

Saturday, September 10
Walk with a Doc at Patterson Park
Pavilion, 9-10 am
Join pediatrician Shauna Butler at Patterson Park on Saturday for a short chat at the pavilion by the playground and then a walk around the park. This month she will be talking about when kids and teens can start strength training and how to help them get started. Hosted by Walk with a Doc Austin, Texas Children’s Pediatrics, and Friends of Patterson Park. For more info, email tcpwindsorpark@texaschildrens.org or call 512-600-2234.

Saturday, September 24
Cap City Cobras Field Day at Patterson Park
Great Lawn, 9-11 am
Come hang with the Cobras, swing the bat, take some grounders, and mix it up on the field. There will be activities, giveaways, and refreshments, and all ages are welcome.

Tuesday, October 4
National Night Out Picnic at Patterson Park 

Friends of Patterson Park is hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out once again! We will have either a potluck at the pavilion or a picnic on the great lawn-your thoughts are welcome! National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities and crime prevention awareness. Learn more at http://www.austintexas.gov/nno

October 24 – November 6
Roots & Wings Festival
Austin’s annual combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day, and a celebration of trees, butterflies, bees, and all creatures! The Patterson Park Community Garden is planning some fun activities. Stay tuned for details!

Saturday, November 5
It’s My Park Day
Small Pavilion, 9am – 12pm
Join neighbors to mulch our gorgeous heritage trees. Thanks to Austin Parks Foundation for organizing this citywide volunteer day.

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February 2022

*  Amplify Austin, the city-wide day of giving, is coming up March 2-3. Our goal is to raise $5,000 so that we can continue making improvements to our park and supporting community events like Luminarias at the park. A huge THANKS to our Amplify business sponsors, Nature’s Treasures, Franklin Barbecue, and Jade Construction. We are also grateful for the support of Austin Parks Foundation, which lined up a match by Central National Bank so that your dollar will stretch even farther. We’d love your support to keep up our work in 2020! You can donate now at amplifyatx.org!

Tuesday, March 1
Mardi Gras Celebration
Pavilion, 5–6:30 p.m.
Let’s celebrate Mardi Gras at the pavilion with a potluck, king cake, and music! There will be masks to decorate and beads to share. 

Thursday, March 3
Amplify Patterson Ice Cream Party
Pavilion, 4–6 p.m.
We’ll wrap up our fundraising campaign with a mad sugar rush at the playground. We’ll have new Friends of Patterson Park t-shirts available.

Saturday, March 5
It’s My Park Day
9–11 a.m.
This is an opportunity for the folks of all ages to volunteer and help care for our park’s wonderful trees. We will have coffee, tacos and fruit to keep volunteers going. IMPD is only possible because Austin Parks Foundation supports projects all around the city! Register here to sign a waiver and reserve a t-shirt: https://givepul.se/k4nnid

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News & Events at Patterson Park, February 2020

Happy New Year Friends of Patterson Park! It’s been a sleepy winter at the park but things are about to go into hyperdrive for spring.
 
NEWS
* An annual report on our 2019 activities is coming soon. Highlights of the year include 100K in grant funded improvement projects, 350 volunteer hours mulching and planting trees, and 8 community events that brought 600+ neighbors to the park.
*  Amplify Austin is coming up March 4-5, and this year the Austin Park Foundation has generously offered a 100% match  of everything that we raise. We’d love your support to keep up our work in 2020!
Amplify Our Park 2020
 
EVENTS
Friday, February 14 
Love at the Park
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Join us for our annual celebration of friendship and community at the pavilion. Maplewood is closed for the day, so we’ll be meeting in the morning for brunch, treats, and Valentine’s crafts at the pavilion.
Tuesday, February 25 
Mardi Gras Celebration
5-6:30 p.m.
Let’s celebrate Mardi Gras with a potluck, king cake, and music! There will be masks to decorate and beads to share. 
Wednesday, March 4
Amplify Patterson Kickoff Ice Cream Party
4-6 p.m.
We’ll launch our 24 hour fundraising campaign with a sugar rush at the playground.
Saturday, March 7
It’s My Park Day
9 a.m.-12 noon
This is an opportunity for the folks of all ages to volunteer and help care for our park’s wonderful trees. We will have coffee, tacos and fruit to keep volunteers going. IMPD is only possible because of the Austin Parks Foundation support for projects all around the city! Register here to sign a waiver and reserve a t-shirt:  https://givepul.se/oywtx2
Patterson Park news and events february 2020
THANKS

huge thank you to our 2018 and 2019 Amplify Austin Sponsors, who along with many friends and neighbors helped us raise the $$$ we used to provide a $10,000 match for the $50,000 Austin Parks Foundation ACL Music Festival Grant to expand our playground!