July 4th Parade & Picnic

Thursday, July 4th is our 16th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Picnic!

Come watch, walk or ride in the parade, eat burgers/hot dogs, listen to Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, meet neighbors, win prizes, support our neighborhood & park and celebrate our Independence as a nation!!

The Patriotic Contest will be held for the best decorated walkers, riders and/or float so grab your friends and neighbors and get decorating!! The 1st prize will be Schlitterbahn tickets courtesy of Austin Kid’s Directory! Everyone in the parade is eligible and anyone can join in the parade – just gather at Milwood Baptist Church around 9:30am and fall in line. Parade kicks off at 10am.

Patriotic Music will begin soon after the parade arrives at the park. We are so very excited to have Austin Civic Wind Ensemble back this year!

Check in at the membership tables to get your Raffle Tickets and a Grand Prize Ticket either at the church or at the picnic at the park. So don’t forget your $15 for dues to support MNA and any extra for tipping the band. Additional Raffle Tickets can be purchased at $1 per ticket for the chance to win lots of other great prizes totaling over $1,000 in value! All the proceeds for MNA raffle tickets sold will go towards improvements at the park.

Volunteers and Shade Tents are needed. Sign-up here.

If you can’t make the picnic and want to pay your $15 dues click here. It is easy & secure.

Parade & Picnic Schedule – Thursday, 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
10:30am: Austin Civic Wind Ensemble is BACK to play for us!
11:00am: Lunch Begins (Burgers/Hot Dogs/Vegetarian Option & Cold Drinks)
11:30am: Raffle Drawing Begins

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Habitat Hunters Realtor, Melissa Wile
Realty Austin, Shannon Reeve
TCP Real Estate, Samantha Mitchell & John Cotten
H&H Design & Build
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Textruss, Inc
The UPS Store – Parmer/Mopac near HEB
Milwood Baptist Church

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

Thanks to our Raffle and Parade Prize Donors: (Over 20 prizes worth more than $1,500!)

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July 4th Parade/Picnic Flyers are HERE and ready for you!

The July 4th Parade/Picnic flyers are here!! Can you help distribute to your street to let your neighbors know?

Get details on the event HERE or RSVP on the Facebook Event HERE

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A Successful BOPA Event

We raised a little over $120 for Balcones Park and diverted 1.5 vans worth of styrofoam/plastic film and a trailer worth of batteries, oil, paint, & antifreeze!
A Big Thanks to Karl Hanson with H&H Build and Design for sponsoring our Saturday’s BOPA Event!
Thank you also to our volunteers: Karl Hanson, Erik Harris, Dale Butler, Amy Dole, Sharon Reed and daughter, Garry Brown, John Marostica, and Lynnette Tyer! We couldn’t do it without you!
Thanks to all of those who took the time to dispose of their hazardous waste appropriately and support Milwood NA and the park in the process!!


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Get Details on the Batteries, Oil, Paint, Antifreeze, Plastic Film and Styrofoam Collection Event – Sat. June 8 at 8am

It’s worth waking up early for! Details HERE

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Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party – Sat. June 1 from 12noon-2pm – All Welcome!

Let’s celebrate summer, our pool & great neighbors at Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party
Saturday, June 1 from 12noon to 2pm!

We welcome everyone to bring a main dish, side or dessert to help us make this a complete community gathering!

Thank you to i Fratelli Pizza for generously donating their yummy pizza for the event!!

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.)

Swim Lesson Registration for Balcones Pool is ALSO Open! The Swim Lessons are in 2 week groups on every Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri for 30 minutes and only $57! Then you can stay and practice what you learn before and after! A great way to get your kids swimming! (Save yourself the headache and do it online)

https://www.austintexas.gov/swimming

https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Aquatics/Aquatics_Guide_2019_web.pdf

To Register go to & choose the Aquatics box in the first row of pics: https://web2.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/txaustinwt.wsc/splash.html?InterfaceParameter=WebTrac

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Movie in the Park – THIS Friday, May 24

Come celebrate the end of the school year with the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in the park, popcorn and snow cones!!!
Come early to play in the park and get your spot. Movie will start at 7:30pm.
facebook link here

Hosted by Shannon Reeve, Realty Austin

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Family Fun Nights this Summer

Hi all! Milwood Baptist Church is welcoming everyone to join them this summer for Family Fun Nights!

The first is this Saturday Night – May 25 from 6-8pm.

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