The Annual July 4th Parade & Picnic for Milwood & Walnut Crossing Neighborhoods – Wed. July 4th at 9:30am

Want to volunteer at the July 4th Parade & Picnic on Wed, July 4th? Or do you have a shade tent or table you could loan us to use? Click HERE

We hope you can join us for the neighborhood’s Independence Day Parade & Picnic, which is always the neighborhood’s biggest event! A great time to socialize with neighbors, renew your $15 membership dues, compete in the best decorated bike/walker/float, munch on some free burgers/hot dogs/veggie tacos, and win some great raffle prizes totaling more than $2,000!

Remember to bring $15 for your membership dues to get a Grand Prize Ticket and a Raffle Ticket. Additional Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $1 but are not eligible for the Grand Prizes. Our Raffle Ticket Sales will go to Fundraising for Balcones Park’s Trails and Playground.

Parade & Picnic Schedule – Wed. July 4th
9:30am: Gathering for Parade at Milwood Baptist Church (12217 Cassady Dr) All are welcome to walk in the parade & win the Spirit Contest – just show-up & fall in line.
10:00am: Parade Begins & travels down Cabana Ln, left on Eton Ln, then into Park (Click Here for the Parade Map)
10:30am: Parade Ends at Balcones Park & Spirit Contest for Costumes, Bikes and Floats
11:00am: Lunch Begins (Burgers/Hot Dogs/Vegetarian Option & Cold Drinks)
11:30am: Raffle Drawing Begins

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
TCP Real Estate
Melissa Wile, Keller Williams Realtor
H&H Design & Build
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Textruss, Inc
The UPS Store – Parmer/Mopac near HEB
Milwood Baptist Church
Covenant United Methodist Church

Thanks to our our Entertainment, Food and Drink Donors:
Covenant United Methodist Church
Silver Grill Cafe
HEB – Parmer and McNeil
Austin Kid’s Directory
Costco Wholesale

Thanks to our our Raffle and Parade Prize Donors:Raffle & Parade Decor Prizes: (Over 30 prizes worth more than $2,000!)

Thanks to our our Raffle and Parade Prize Donors:Raffle & Parade Decor Prizes: (Over 30 prizes worth more than $2,000!)

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Join MNA for a Neighborhood Watch Training – Thurs. June 28 at 6:30pm – ALL Welcome!

Summer is always the worst time for crime in our neighborhood! So please join us for a training about what constitutes a good neighborhood watch and tips on how to prevent crime in your area.

When: Thurs, June 28 at 6:30pm
Where: Milwood Library Conf. Room – 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727

If you can please RSVP here so we can be prepared with handouts, etc.

Thanks for joining our forces against crime!

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Milwood’s General Resident Meeting – Tues, June 5 at 7pm – ALL Welcome!

We hope you can join us Tues, June 5th at 7pm at Milwood Baptist Church for our Bi-Annual Resident’s General Meeting!

Click HERE for details on agenda! Thanks to iFratelli’s for supplying the complimentary delicious pizza!

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Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party – Sat. June 2nd from 12noon-2pm – All Welcome!

Let’s celebrate summer, our pool & great neighbors at Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party
Saturday, June 2nd from 12noon to 2pm!

We welcome everyone to bring a main dish, side or dessert to help us make this a complete community gathering! See you at the pool on Saturday, June 2nd!

Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly.
(Please note that we will reschedule in the event of rain so check back or expect an email to the address you RSVPed with.)

i Fratelli Pizza’s, owner Michael Breen – a park supporter, is graciously providing 30 FREE pizzas for the pool party as well!!
First come, first serve!

Thanks to Walgreens for supplying drinks for the event!

Thanks to Milwood Neighborhood Assoc for covering the expenses of extra lifeguards!

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Family Fun Event at Milwood Library – Sat. May 26, 10am-2pm

Dia De Los Ninos Celebration at Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Dr
May 26th, Saturday from 10am – 2pm

Come join Milwood Library for a super fun event filled with everything kids love! Free and open to all!
Face painting, origami, button making and much more!!
Celebrate Día this Memorial Day weekend with Elizabeth Kahura’s African Safari, and an international storytime featuring stories in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish with a guest performance by staff from the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. We will have face painting and snacks.

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Thanks to H&H Build and Design, all our Volunteers and St. Stephens for helping the BOPA Collection Event Happen!

Thank you to Karl Hanson with H&H Build and Design for making it possible!! Thank you to our volunteers: Karl H, Erik H, Ed G, John & Jean M, Carolyn S, Dale B, Lynnetter T, Bethany M, Uma J, Garry B & Meg D!! Thanks St. Stephens Baptist Church for lending their parking lot!

We had a great turnout for Saturday’s Battery, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze Collection Event and raised some needed funds for both Balcones Park and MNA! And we couldn’t have done it without our tireless volunteers, St. Stephens Baptist Church and H&H Build and Design!

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Batteries, Oil, Paint & Antifreeze Collection Event – Sat. May 19, 8-10am

Make sure you use a little time this weekend to gather those leftover paint cans, used oil and oil filters, and dead batteries plus clean/dry styrofoam and plastic film!

Then bring it by on Saturday, May 19th, from 8:00-10:00am to St. Stephen’s Baptist Church.

We must close at 10am to be able to get the materials to the City site and unloaded before they close at noon.

The Milwood Neighborhood Association will only be collecting: Batteries, Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam and Plastic Film.

We will not be accepting other household hazardous wastes including: oil-based paint, paint thinner or stripper, cleaning chemicals, pool chemicals, pesticides.

This event is free to MNA members that are current on their $15 annual dues or donate $10 or more to Balcones Park. Not a member? It’s easy to skip the line and join online or at the event. We are also accepting non-member drop offs for a suggested donation of $10+ as a park fundraiser. 100% of the donations raised will go to our Creekside Trail Repair Project in Balcones Park. We currently have $3,400 of the $9,700 needed to cover our part of the $117,700 grant for this project.

We’re also looking for volunteers for our collection event. We need folks to corral the cars, unload vehicles, load the collection truck, and assist with separating the collected materials. If you’re looking for a great opportunity to help serve your neighborhood, meet your neighbors, and protect the environment, come join us by signing up HERE! Any questions can be sent to

A BIG Thanks to Our Event Sponsor & Neighbor:

Thanks Karl Hanson for helping us make this event possible!

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