The Hyde Park, Hancock, and North University Neighborhood Associations would like to invite you to attend the dedication of Huffstickler Green, honoring Albert Huffstickler (1929-2002).
The dedication will be held Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 am at Huff’s Corner located on the northeast corner of 38th Street and Duval Street.
We will gather in gratitude for the new space created by the efforts of so many people and to honor Albert Huffstickler and his legacy of poetry. Friends and fellow poets will share their memories and the poetry of our beloved Hyde Park poet.
Please park on nearby side streets on the morning of the event. Feel free to pass this invitation along to others who would like to attend.
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) Outreach Committee recently conducted a survey in order to learn more about the perspectives and concerns of our neighbors.
The 2013 survey was active through the month of March. We are grateful for the “turnout”, with 180 neighbors completing the survey.
The Outreach Committee believes that the survey responses provide a rich source of information to help define policies and programs for HPNA in the future, and will guide the Outreach Committee efforts going forward.
Here you can see the results of the survey.
The complete survey data is the file HTNP 2013 Survey All Answers.pdf.
The Outreach Committee’s categorization of the free-form questions (12, 13, 14, 16 & 17) is the file HPNA 2013 Survey Insights.pdf.
There will be a presentation of the results at the May 2013 HPNA General Meeting, and we hope the results spark a longer term discussion that focuses on the perspectives and concerns of your Hyde Park neighbors.
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-An Invitation to Join the Hyde Park Homes Tour
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The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association 2013 Survey is now closed.
If you’d rather write on a paper copy, you can download the survey here,
then email the results to HPNApresident@gmail.com or
mail it to:
Hyde Park Survey
3908 Avenue G
Austin, TX 78751.
or drop your copy off at the box on the porch at the above address.
If you can’t download this, please call Larry Gilg at 512-452-0077
to arrange to receive a copy of the survey.
This survey is designed for residents of Hyde Park,
living in the area highlighted in the map below.
This survey was prepared by the HPNA Neighborhood Outreach Committee. We hope you will take a few minutes to take the survey. The survey is anonymous, and the results will be used to help us prioritize activities to make Hyde Park and HPNA more welcoming and inclusive, and to suggest possible future events and activities. We will summarize the survey results on the HPNA website and in the Pecan Press. Thanks again for your feedback!
As part of Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day event, each year Hyde Park neighbors, friends, and volunteers participate in the annual clean-up and landscaping day at Shipe Park, renaming the event It’s Shipe Park Day! Please join us – the details are included below:
The Details: Volunteers will clean Shipe Park grounds, paint trashcans and picnic tables, remove leaves from both pools, remove graffiti from playscape and other areas needed, mulch trees, spread dillo dirt. The clean-up also includes The Elisabet Ney Museum and coordinated cleaning of the creek and removal of invasive species within Shipe Park. All volunteers who are pre-registered will get a free T-shirt!
- Remember to wear closed toed shoes, long pants, bring a water bottle, and dress appropriately for the weather. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided.
- If you would like to bring a child, please carefully consider which project you choose. Children must be with a parent at all times.
- In case of rain, projects will start one hour late. If rain persists, projects will begin at their original start time on Sunday, March 3rd.
It’s My Park Day is coming up in early March. We will work to maintain and improve Shipe Park again this year.
The city auditor is asking for input on draft applications and interpretive guidance regarding the redistricting process. Here is his letter to HPNA: auditorletter
As millions of Americans come together to celebrate the MLK Holiday, Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) is celebrating their second “America’s Sunday Supper” pie social followed by a MLK Day of Service community project.
America’s Sunday Supper encourages communities to share a meal and conversation about topics that deeply affect our lives, and highlight the power each one of us has to make a difference. Please join them on Sunday, January 20th at TUMC for the 2nd Peace Through Pie Social hosted in partnership with many community groups and nonprofit organizations including Griffin School, Amigos de las Americas, Center for Inquiry Austin, AHB Community School, AHB Community School, and HPNA. You are welcome to bring your favorite pie story and sweet or savory pie to share.
Then, Monday’s Day of Service project on January 21st partners with Posada Esperanza, a full service transitional housing program for immigrant mothers and children escaping domestic and cultural violence. Posada’s goal is to create a nurturing environment for the children while their moms work to achieve self sufficiency. There are tasks for volunteers of all ages: light carpentry and “fix-it” projects, fresh coats of paint, and basic clean-up. Donation needs include disposable daily items — toilet paper, paper towels, cleaners, detergent, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Or purchase ESL books and facilitate permanent volunteer help (ESL tutors, job-training, nutrition-classes, etc.).
For more information and to volunteer to help out at the events, please contact: Amy Duncan, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 512.459.5835 or visit www.tumc.org.
The holidays approach, and what an excellent time to join with your neighbors to share a meal and raise a glass!
A local Hyde Park business, The Parlor (4301 Guadalupe Street), will be opening its doors to the Hyde Park neighborhood on Sunday, December 16, so we can gather, eat, and celebrate together. Bring a dish to share and bring your family. There will be activities for children. For adults, there will be a cash bar.
Gallery Black Lagoon, next door to the Parlor, will be open as well, giving us all an opportunity to explore its most recent art show.
So put aside December 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, for the final Neighborhood Association event of the year!
Again, the details are:
Date: Sunday, December 16th
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: The Parlor, 4301 Guadalupe St.
Details: Potluck party with cash bar; activities for children
The 2012 Hyde Park Homes Tour is just one week away! This year’s tour takes place on Veteran’s Day - Sunday, November 11th from 11am to 5pm. The theme this year is “Hyde Park: Reinvented, Rewarding, and Real.” The seven houses it debuts illustrate how seven individuals and families have adapted vintage houses to contemporary living and have reinvented Hyde Park as a place to raise children and pursue a variety of up-to-the-minute careers.
Check out the new Homes Tour website at www.hydeparkhomestour.org. Tickets are $20 and can be bought through the website, using a credit card or PayPal account, or on the day of the tour at the Trinity United Methodist Church, where the tour begins. Parking is in the church parking lot across the street from the church. Child care will be available at the church. See you there!!