Learn how to Protect your home from the Land Development Code…

This is an important topic that could change your street’s landscape so make sure you take the steps to give yourself a say.

If you missed our discussion about Austin’s Land Development Code changes and how they affect your house and Milwood then keep reading for the important information…

Some DETAILS about Austin’s Land Development Code Proposed Changes:

A special Thanks to Ed English for joining us for this meeting!

For our neighborhood & your house, like so many – the streets, water, sewer and storm drainage for Milwood were planned with the current density in mind so unless the city has a viable plan to address the additional demand for water, sewer, parking, traffic and drainage that the planned changes will incur, this will create major quality of life issues for current residents. The council has already done away with parking requirements. Some of our streets are already crowded which cause issue with emergency vehicle access and bike transportation, as well as limiting the safe walkability of our area. To not require parking is a concern to us since there is very little access to alternative transportation modes in our area therefore our house to person ratio is very high.

In addition, we (and even the city upon their impact statements) don’t see how adding additional units on a lot is going to create more opportunities for resident-owned property. Developers/investors are the ones who will do this there fore it will not improve housing affordability or help lower the housing demand.

Your one chance to Protect Your Home & Your Neighbors (other than to vote out these city officials pushing then and to reach out to them frequently and strongly in opposition) is to:
The “acceptable” protest form here

Also FILE YOUR electronic PROTEST here
**(This might not be accepted by the city so do both.)

Never hurts to do more rather than less in this situation!

Here is an Outline of the Proposed Changes to the City Code.
Here is a more comprehensive powerpoint about the changes.

Please take these three steps:
First Step: File a City-approved Protest (this one is for certain to be accepted by the city, simply grab your four neighbors (must be owners/not renters) on each side’s signatures and backyard neighbors; just need 20% of them.)
& File an online Protest (easiest but city might not accept)

Second Step: File a Comment Opposing this Change with the City Council who will make this city-wide decision. By clicking HERE Or attend one or more of the council or commission meetings that will address the topic (Don’t forget to register to be heard):

Tues, Nov. 14 at 6pm – Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St
Agenda for Planning Commission Meeting
Register to Speak at the Meeting

Thurs, Dec. 7 at 10am – Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St

Third Step: Email the City Council your concerns about the Land Development Code Changes they are proposing and voting on.

Email the City Council with your thoughts on this topic here
Email the Planning Commission to let them know your thoughts on the topic here

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Milwood Art Day – Sat. Nov. 11

Mark Your Calendars for this free, fun event for all ages with great art, music and food!
Milwood Art Day
Saturday, Nov. 11
from 10am to 2pm

Milwood Art Day is a bi-annual event, celebrating local artists in the North Austin area. It is free and open to the public and draws hundreds of visitors from throughout the Milwood & Walnut Crossing neighborhoods and all around Austin. This year we will have over 50 artists, which included adults and youth who are painters, photographers, jewelry makers, ceramic artists, print makers, mosaic artists, performance artists, musicians, bakers, fine food purveyors, marching bands, balloon twisters and so much more!

Milwood Art Day is spread around the Milwood/Walnut Crossing neighborhoods from a few central locations to individual artists’ studios. Find the map and list of participating artists below.

Go to the Facebook Page to see spotlights on many of the artists!

Please note that the Amazing Aaron will be performing a Magic Show at the Texan Market starting at 10:30am. The best seats will be available at 10:15am.

12400 Amherst Dr. – Texan Market Hub:

YMCA Child Watch Child Art Activity ymca.org
Aaron Fasel Magic Show at 10:30am, best seats available at 10:15am & Balloon Twisting aaronpf.com
Ron Clark unique mailboxes & home goods with wood ronsmailboxes.com
Lauren Bledsoe Alcohol ink paintings/multimedia @loulaurenarts
Maxwell Bledsoe Ink paintings
Sharon Reed Culinary and Botanical
Robert Bronstein Acrylic Paint
Hollie Gordon Acrylic painting, outdoor paintings on wood, Christmas ornaments @holliegordon3
Debra Smotrilla Functional painted art
Patty DeGroot Jewelry
Stephanie Frederick Painting (on glass and canvas) Instagram.com/artbyteff
Allison Kociuruba Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies sugardreamscookiestudio.com
Zoe Gracia DIY Slime Zozoslimeshop.com
Baked With Heart Baked goods fb.com/BakedwithHeartATX
Jill Manlove Photography and jewelry jillmanlovephotographer.com
Silvia Peralta Watercolor &  hand cut silhouettes
Liz Reed Crochet @lizettecrochette
Laura Hester Beads and glass
Susan & Poema Chen Jewelry, keychains, accessories KawaiiDropShop.com
Marta Pelrine-Bacon paper crafts and art etsy.com/shop/WordsAreArtStudio
Logan Gordon Handcrafted Southwestern theme and other
Monica Watson Jewelry and stickers fairlysensible.etsy.com
Angelica Aguilera Handmade Jewelry, T-shirt and Mugs Prints jellyka.com
Mariana Hanson Paper Quilling @strala.paper.art
Mary Dunlap Pottery and macrame
Mike Ivy Self-published illustrated storybook m8yos.com
Lublu Candles & Co. Candles and cement decor lublucandlesco.etsy.com
North Austin Montessori School School Artwork fb.com/northaustinmontessori
Laura Jones Wood carving, clay work
Gabriel Sharp Figurative, traditional, oil, charcoal, acrylic Tik tok : Sharp.pdf.art
Kyra W Rainbow loom, necklaces, chokers, bracelets and rings
Daniel Caughman Handmade whimsical plush animals, each one unique. dannysyarnfarm.etsy.com
Marion H Prints & hand crochet animals
Bethany Burke Realistic Scientific Replicas and Dinosaur Art Bkbones.com
Lynn H Handmade cute earrings and friendship bracelets.
Brooks & Luke S Custom Lego Minifigure Designs from Star Wars to Super Heroes @HolyKaoFigs
William McManus Delicious Burgers & Art from the Homeless. All proceeds go to helping feed those who are struggling with housing. fb.com/wsmatx
Garbo’s Food Truck New England Cuisine with an Austin Twist garboslobsteratx.com


12105 Scribe Dr. – Walnut Hub

Angelique Duncan – Twilight Faerie Acrylic paintings. Framed originals & prints. etsy.com/shop/TwilightFaerie  
Kernan Hornburg BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Tommy Tynes & Michael Garemko with guitars of ice and fire! Live Music!
Sweetly Phoenix Prints & Stickers sweetlyphoenix.com
Reyna Giles Drawings and paintings rey.zg.art
Jamie Busby Prints jamiebusbydesign.com/

Additional Addresses with Artists:

12001 Wycliff Ln Paula Hyatt Large and small abstract oil paintings @hyattpj
12026 Wycliff Ln Eliot Parker Origami
12404 Bedrock Trail Hub Brothers Bakery Fresh bakery goods – RAIN OR SHINE fb.com/breadandpastry
4202 Everest Lane Tara Trower Pre-owned/Vintage Clothing, Gifts, Ornaments ellieandannaclothing.com
4300 Kilgore Ln Claudia Savio Watercolor painting and other art claudia.savio.pixels.com
3701 Adelphi Ln Adelphi Acre Community Garden Plants and more
3813 Cologne Ln Kate Torres Ceramics, art prints, children’s art activities
3200 Peddle Path Alan Lee and Family Handcrafted Jewelry & Hand roasted Coffee muchlovecrew.com


Law Office of Brandon Bledsoe
Ron’s Mailboxes
H&H Design & Build
Texan Market
North Austin Montessori School

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Sign-up for It’s My Park Day at Balcones District Park – Sat. Nov. 4, 2023

We are excited about our upcoming It’s My Park Day at Balcones District Park on Sat. Nov. 4, 2023 from 9am to 11am.

Sign-up Here: https://givepul.se/a7ww2t so we can count volunteer hours. But please note this year, we will not have shirts for volunteers.

A Big Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 421 for leading this project for us!

If you are interested in doing more for our park – please email us at milwoodna1 (a) gmail.com

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Milwood’s Neighborhood-wide Garage Sale – Sat. Oct. 14

Don’t Miss Milwood’s Garage Sale on Saturday, October 14, 2023 with over 21+ homes listed!

Come find some wonderful treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors!

The Current List & Map of the Garage Sale Homes:
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Now is the time to Register YOUR Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 3rd

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm
Register your party with the neighborhood if you would like to help spread the word.  It’s easy, fun and worth it!!

And if you are interested in hosting a Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 3rd and you want Police, Fire, Code, EMS to stop by you must register with the city before Sept. 17. Click here to Register for Austin’s National Night Out.

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 3rd, 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!

Also consider printing out a few of the below “5’s Sheets” to help neighbors share contact information with each. Knowing your immediate neighbors is one of the best things you can do to protect against crime. 

The Fives & Safety Tips
Do Your Five

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July 4th Parade & Picnic, Tuesday, July 4th at 9:30am

Tuesday, July 4th is our 19th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Picnic!

We can’t have this event without volunteers & shade tents please take a moment to sign up to help!

Click Here or call/txt  *512*636-9176

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!!

And as a Special Treat – Amy’s Ice Cream is going to have a booth at the Park to give a FREE scoop to attendees! Boy Scout Troop 421’s Cobbler Kings will also be there with their award winning cobblers so bring a few extra dollars to get to enjoy those!

The Patriotic Parade Contest will be held for the best decorated walkers, riders and/or float so grab your friends and neighbors and get decorating!! 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.

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

Parade & Picnic Schedule – Tuesday, 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 (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)
11:00am: Raffle Drawing Begins

Balcones Pool will open at 12noon!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
The UPS Store – Parmer/Mopac near HEB
H&H Design & Build
All City Real Estate Realtor, Melissa Wile
Realty Austin, Shannon Reeve
Law Office of Brandon Bledsoe
Waterloo Window Treatments, Celeste Bronson
Textruss, Inc
Milwood Baptist Church

THANKS to our Entertainment and Food/Drink Donors!

– Patriotic Concert by Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
– Ice Cream donations by Amy’s Ice Cream
– Food donations by Costco
– Food donations by HEB on Parmer/McNeil
– Drink donations by Covenant United Methodist Church
– Parade sponsor by Milwood Baptist Church
– Picnic Space Helper by Reyes Lawncare

THANKS to our Prize Donors!
All funds raised through the raffle will go to Balcones Park improvements: bathrooms, basketball court, drainage at the pavilion/playground and sand volleyball court.
Raffle/Parade Prizes
– one hour massage by Cen-Tex Massage
– 2 hours of Tech Time Hornburg Technologies Services
– a $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– a $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– one Austin Aquarium Family Membership
– $50 giftcard to Garbo’s, a shirt and two ice creams
– a Dinner for Two Certificates Chuy’s Restaurant on 183 & Duval
– a Dinner for Two Certificates Chuy’s Restaurant on 183 & Duval
– a Dinner for Two Certificates Chuy’s Restaurant on 183 & Duval
– a Beauty Basket from Beautycounter with Holly Shore
– a Photo Mini Session with Marissa B Photography
– a $20 gift card to Brother’s Bakery, A Milwood pop-up on Saturdays at 12404 Bedrock Trail
– a $20 gift card to Brother’s Bakery, A Milwood pop-up on Saturdays at 12404 Bedrock Trail
– $35 gift card to Thai Cuisine
– $35 gift card to Thai Cuisine
– $35 gift card to Thai Cuisine
– 4 Passes to Monster MiniGolf
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $10 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $10 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $10 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $10 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a Class with Painting with a Twist
– a beautiful creation by Twilight Faerie
– a beautiful creation by Twilight Faerie
– Coffees at Austin Grind
– a $25 gift card to Phil’s Icehouse on 183
– a $25 gift card to Phil’s Icehouse on 183
– Admission for 6 People to any Cap City Presents Show
– a $25 gift card to Aviators Pizza and Drafthouse
– a $25 gift card to Aviators Pizza and Drafthouse
– a $25 gift card to Aviators Pizza and Drafthouse
– Two Play Passes Austin’s Park and Pizza

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Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party – Sat. June 3 from 2-4pm – All Welcome!

Let’s celebrate summer, our pool & great neighbors at Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party
Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 4pm at Balcones Pool, 12017 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78759.

We welcome everyone to bring a main dish, side or dessert to help us make this a complete community gathering!  Please bring your own water bottles or drinks of choice (no glass).

Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly.

Admission to Balcones Pool is ALWAYS FREE to all!

Please note that we will reschedule in the event of rain so check back or expect an email to the address you RSVPed with.

So come on out, bring a dish, meet your fellow neighbors, make friends with your soon to be swim team and swim lesson mates!

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!

And Balcones Barracudas Swim Team is a GREAT way to help become a proficient swimmer, all you have to do to join is be able to get across the pool, it doesn’t have to look good. Only $80 for the summer.



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

June 2 – June 4, 2023

Hours of Operation
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Recreational Swim/Lap Swim*
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Recreational Swim/Lap Swim*

*Two (2) lap lane available


June 5 – July 15, 2023

Hours of Operation
Weekdays – Closed Mondays
8:00 am – 10:00 am Swim Team*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Swim Lessons/Lap Swim**

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Recreational Swim/Lap Swim***

5:50 pm – 8:00 pm Swim Lessons

11:00 am – 8:00 pm Recreational Swim/Lap Swim***
Juneteenth – Monday, June 19, 2023
11:00 am – 8:00 pm Recreational Swim
Sunday, August 13, 2023
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Recreational Swim

*Pool closed to public

**Six (6) lap lanes available

***Two (2) lap lanes available


July 16 – August 13, 2023

Hours of Operation
Weekdays – Closed Mondays
8:00 am – 12:00 am Lap Swim**

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Swim Lessons/Lap Swim**

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Recreational Swim/Lap Swim***

5:50 pm – 8:00 pm Swim Lessons

11:00 am – 8:00 pm Recreational Swim/Lap Swim***

**Six (6) lap lanes available

***Two (2) lap lanes available

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