National Night Out Block Parties in Milwood – This Tuesday, Oct. 1

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm

National Night Out is a great opportunity to strengthen our neighborhood spirit and police/community relationships. It is also a great chance to get to know your neighbors better and share contact info. in case you should ever need it!

So on Tues. Oct 1st, please turn on your porch lights, lock your doors and spend the evening outside with us.

Thanks to all the hosts and participants! We hope to have a great showing this year!

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Sign Up for Milwood’s Neighborhood-wide Garage Sale: Sat. Oct 5

Don’t Miss Milwood’s Garage Sale on Saturday, October 5th, 2019!

It’s a GREAT time to clean out your closets and make some cash! Also mark your calendars so you can find some wonderful treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors! Sign-up your garage sale HERE or below.

Check Back as the Date Approaches for a List and Map of the Participating Homes or Join the Facebook Event Page to get notifications.

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Now is the time to Register YOUR Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 1st

If you are interested in hosting a Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 1st and you want Police, Fire, Code, EMS to stop by you must register with the city before Fri. Sept. 20. Click here to Register for National Night Out.

Also if you want MNA to help spread the word, click here to tell us the details and which streets you would like us to spread the word too. If you let us know about your event, we will also try to help you organize your block against crime. It’s easy, fun and worth it!!

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Balcones Park Project Updates

8/29/2019   Northern Walnut Creek Trail in Balcones Park PROJECT UPDATE

We have received word that the City has authorized the contractor to repair erosion along the newly completed paved trail section between Amherst and the ball field near Scribe, as well as replace sections of trail that shifted and cracked.  Parts of the trail will need to be temporarily closed for some of this work.  We will try to provide advance notice as soon as we find out when they will be starting the repairs.


We are continuing to make progress working off the financial and volunteer time commitments made to secure the grant which enabled the repair of the creekside trail from Duval to the connection with the Northern Walnut Creek Trail.  New Trash cans with Recycling bins were installed this summer and volunteers patched trail, shored up the sides of the trail with rock, seeded wildflowers and natives grasses and more.

Please consider coming out on Nov. 2nd, for It’s My Park Day to help clean up the park, maintain trees/landscaping and make trail repairs.  Working in the park can be a lot of fun! It is a great way to meet neighbors and get some exercise too!

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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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