Park Improvement

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Let’s make a difference in our neighborhood! Join us today in improving our wonderful Balcones Park & Pool’s Bathrooms!

We hope to try to partner with Austin Parks Foundation and City of Austin to make improvements to the bathrooms on both the park side and the pool side. We are excited that this benefit will enable us to better serve pool guests during the summer as well as park users year-round. Pictures of Bathrooms here.

Ideally we would raise enough to replace the toilets, sinks, and lighting fixtures but if not we will do the most with what we receive – starting with the park bathrooms since they are used year round! If we surpass our goal, any additional funds would be used to make additional improvements to flooring, doors, lifeguard hut, and showers.

We currently have $7,650 of $25,000 goal!

Please help us by making a donation or sharing to a neighbor!

Our park is well loved and the new playground and relatively new pool shade has been great in bringing people to our park. These additional Bathroom Improvements would go a very long way in increasing the enjoyment of park users as well so we are hopeful that we can make it happen! Thank you!!

Ways to Donate:

Donating is simple, just choose from the options below. Every penny will go toward the Balcones Park Project and once we raise $25,000 we will work with that to try and get grants from APF to make even more improvements! (Please consider making larger donations via check to save the cost of fees.)

Note: Many employers (Dell, Apple, etc) offer a donor matching program, so you can double your donation by giving through your company to Austin Parks Foundation – Balcones Park. (Please try to note that it is for Balcones Park). PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ALSO EMAIL US at with the details so we can make sure the funds actually get to Balcones Park.

  • Mail a check to MNA (if possible please also include the Park Donor Form)
    Milwood Neighborhood Association (Co-Adopters of Balcones Park)
    P.O. Box 81224
    Austin TX, 78708-1224
  • A face to face drop off. Just email or call 51two-636-9176If you have any questions or technical problems, please feel free to contact us.

    If you have ideas on how to help us raise the funds contact us at or call 512-636-9176!!



    See the  Northern Walnut Creek Trail page for information on neighborhood efforts to complete this project.


    The city is working on the design of the playground improvements and pavilion- see below for background on the development of this project


    A $117,000 grant obtained as obtained through the City NPP program to repair  the creekside trail from Duval to the connection with the Northern Walnut Creek Trail.  See the project scope proposal here: Balcones Park Trail Repair Areas

    Construction was completed by Muniz Concrete in 2018.  See the before and after pictures here.  Contractor Photos

    We are continuing to make progress working off the financial and volunteer time commitments made to secure the grant including new trash cans with recycling bins (installed summer 2019) and volunteer events to shore up the sides of the trail with rock, seed wildflowers and natives grasses and more.


    A fabric shade structure was installed in 2017 to provide additional area for pool users to relax in the shade.  See below for background on the development of this project

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    We were recently awarded an approx. $117,000 grant from NPP to make much needed repairs to the Creekside Trail in Balcones District Park which will allow the trail to be more traversable! This means we will need to raise $9,302 to meet our promises and put in 1,522 volunteer hours over 2 years!

    Click to Donate to help us raise the $9,302 we need in order to get the $117,000 in the newest grant from Neighborhood Partnering Program to repair the park’s Creekside Trail and secure the endangered Jollyville Salamander habitat!



    Do you use Balcones Park? If so, provide your feedback for the Playground Location in Balcones Park to help us create the best long term outcome for our park! Once we pick the best location, we will move forward with installing the playground and pavilion which should take approx. 18 months.

    The Balcones Pool shade structure and slab should be installed in March and April and be ready for the summer 2017 swim season!

    Other recent fundraising efforts include:

    Austin Parks Foundation has chosen our grant for Balcones Park! They will be funding $50,000 worth of improvements in the park! This is the first milestone to reaching our improvement goals at Balcones Park and will go a long way in much needed improvements. Thanks APF for choosing our park!

    Neighborhood Partnering Program & PARD has awarded us just under $150,000 in funding to the park. It is important to note that the NPP Grant requires us to raise $15,000 of the $150,000 and put in approx. 1220 volunteer hours over 2 years.

    After much valuable back and forth with the NPP program, PARD, and stakeholders like yourself, we have finalized an application requesting a 20×30 ft Shade Structure at the pool and a 30×40 ft Pavilion (location still to be finalized).

    Thank You also to MNA’s own Bethany Metzger and Johanna Hedges, as well as the wonderful teams at APF and NPP and PARD for working tirelessly on both of these grants to better our park!

    Also a Thank You to Four Seasons Community School, Walnut Crossing NA, Angus Valley Area NA, Northwood NA, Gracywoods NA, and Adelphi Acre Community Garden for partnering with Milwood NA on this venture!

    A Huge Thank You to our Business Donors: First State Bank Central Texas, Amplify Credit Union, and Textruss!

    Thank you for your support.

    If you would like to help by making a donation to help us raise the $9,302 cash match we will need for the recent NPP Grant to Repair the Creekside Trail in Balcones Park: Click Here

    If you have ideas on how to help us raise the funds contact us at or call 512-636-9176!!





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