National Night Out 2016 at Patterson Park. Photo by J Potter-Miller

National Night Out Celebration at Patterson Park

Friends of Patterson Park hosted a National Night Out block party on Tuesday, October 5, and close to 100 neighbors came out to celebrate. Since it also happened to be National Taco Day, we had a taco potluck extravaganza.

The weather was perfect, the food was plentiful, VDR Melissa Waldon registered voters (the Texas deadline is October 11, FYI), and we had several visitors from law enforcement. We were so happy to have a constable and officer from Travis County’s Precinct 1 visit during the party, then Austin Police Chief Art Azevedo and finally firefighters from our very own Fire House #14 on Airport Blvd! The kids were thrilled, and it was a truly unforgettable evening. Many thanks to everyone who helped make our first National Night Out at the park a success!

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Patterson Park map by Chris Levack

September 24, 2016 Friends of Patterson Park Meeting Agenda

Join Friends of Patterson Park at 10 am on Saturday morning, Sept. 24 at Patterson Park for a  discussion of current and proposed projects, coffee, and muffins.  For more info, email


1) Welcome and introductions

2) Proposal for Gordon Bennett Trail markers and 3-D Patterson Park map:

3) Review of two proposed locations for “Dance of the Cosmos” sculpture by Jennifer Chenoweth, Fisterra Studio

  • Please take the online survey here:
  • Note that PARD will make a final decision on location using this feedback.

3) Announcements

National Night Out, City of Portland

National Night Out Block Party at Patterson Park, October 4

Friends of Patterson Park is hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out! Join us at the pavilion on Tuesday, October 4 for a potluck dinner from 5-7 pm. Firefighters from Fire Station #14 have been invited to attend, kids can tear up the playground, and everyone can enjoy getting to know their neighbors in Cherrywood, Delwood 2, Mueller, Schieffer and Wilshire Wood. Hopefully the weather will resemble fall.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen communities and crime prevention awareness. Learn more at To RSVP or for updates, visit the Facebook event page.