by Michelle

Friends of Patterson Park to Meet June 11

Join Friends of Patterson Park for our June meeting at the park. We will be at the pavilion if it’s available, and at a nearby picnic table otherwise. Please bring a lawn chair in case we need extra seating. Muffins & coffee will be provided, children welcome.

Saturday, June 11, 9am

1) Introductions
2) Announcements
Community garden update
CherryWoodstock music festival update
– Patterson Pool opening delayed to July 25
– Austin Neighborhood Festival, a Little Free Library event
3) Current business

  • Community Priorities Survey
    – initial results and plans to collect more feedback. Next steps with Master Plan.
  • Austin Parks Foundation grant
    FoPP has been invited to apply for a small grant (up to 5K) this summer. We need to choose from pre-approved projects, including installation of picnic tables, benches and trash bins.
  • Proposed donation of sculpture to community garden
    – Presentation by artist Jennifer Chenoweth of Fisterra Studios about Dance of the Cosmos sculpture, currently on loan to the Elizabeth Ney Museum and visible at 45th St & Ave. H.

 Dance of the Cosmos photo by Michelle Atkinson.

Austin Neighborhood Festival


photo Bend in the River Art & Music Festival

CherryWoodstock – A Neighborhood Music Festival

[Update: See the final lineup for Cherrywoodstock here]

By wiccit and DMan

We are planning to hold a small music festival this fall at Patterson Park called CherryWoodstock! It will be held on a Saturday, September 17, from 12pm-6pm. This event will showcase many of the musicians that are right next door and down the street, and shine a spotlight on the talent in our own neighborhood 🙂

We have been working with and been given preliminary support from the Cherrywood Neighborhood Association, Friends of Patterson Park, local businesses and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Austin, and we aim to meet with surrounding neighborhoods Schieffer-Willowbrook, Delwood 2, Mueller and, of course, the immediate neighbors.

This is a family-friendly event, created in the hopes of building stronger connections within our community and celebrating our little corner of the city!

We will be gathering at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Monday, May 23, at 8:30 pm to gather anyone who would like to participate and support this idea. Hopefully, we’ll see many of you there! Look for a few goofy folk with a small CherryWoodstock! flag.