Art Day with Love – Sat. April 6 from 10am to 2pm

Sat. April 6th from 10am to 2pm
Map here & Artists here
Art Day with Love began as a neighborhood initiative to celebrate local art and foster community connections. Our mission is to promote creativity, support local artists, and bring neighbors together through the power of art. Art Day with Love is organized by passionate volunteers from the Walnut Crossing & Milwood neighborhood in North Austin, Texas.

Artists can still sign up here.

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Thank you to our Amplify Austin Donors!

Thank you so much! We are truly grateful that 44 of you chose to contribute $3,955 to our park’s campaign. Thanks to your donation we reached our maximum Match Opportunity of $3,500 through Austin Parks Foundation and are now one big jump closer to getting the improvements made regarding the drainage issue at Balcones Park’s Pavilion and Playground with a total of $7,455! We do have an estimated $11,000 to $12,000 to get to so if you missed the chance & want to you can go through this link.

Thank you again,
Friends of Balcones Park

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Hazardous Waste Collection – Batteries, Oil, Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam, Plastic Film Collection Event – Sat, April 13, 2024

Start gathering those dead batteries, used oil and oil filters, leftover latex paint cans, and antifreeze PLUS clean/dry styrofoam and plastic film!

Because Milwood Neighborhood Association will be collecting Batteries, Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam and Plastic Film on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:30-9:30am to St. Stephen’s Baptist Church. Please note if we fill the truck we will close at that time, so don’t wait until the end.

We must close at 9:30am or when we fill up to be able to get the materials to the City site and unloaded before they close at noon, so please try to come early.

We will not be accepting other household hazardous wastes including: oil-based paint, paint thinner or stripper, cleaning chemicals, pool chemicals, pesticides. Those have to be delivered individually, though you are welcome to follow us down there and drop them off.

This event will focus on fund raising to make much need improvements at Balcones Park’s bathrooms. It is free to ALL Current MNA members that are up-to-date on their $15 annual dues OR you can make a suggested $10+ donation which will go towards Balcones Park Bathroom Improvements. Not an MNA member? It’s easy to skip the line and join online or at the event. 100% of the donations raised will go to improvements in Balcones Park.

We’re also looking for volunteers for our collection event. Sign up by emailing us at milwoodna1(a) 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 emailing us at

A BIG Thanks to Our Event Sponsor & Neighbor:
Thanks Karl Hanson with H&H Design & Build for helping us make this event possible!

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Amplify Austin Day: March 6-7th

Help Improve Balcones District Park Pavilion & Playground Drainage!

If you’ve visited the pavilion at the Balcones District Park, you might have noticed that water from the roof has caused erosion between the building and the playground (see the picture below). We’re focused on fixing this for this year’s Amplify Austin Day.

The annual Amplify Austin donation drive starts on Wednesday, March 6! For 24 hours, from 6 p.m. on March 6 to 6 p.m. on March 7, we want to raise as much money as we can for this project.

Best of all, Austin Parks Foundation will match our first $3,500 raised!

Follow this link to make a donation or to learn more about the project details. The project is already approved by the city’s feasibility team, putting us one step closer to making the much-needed improvement.

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Health & Wellness Fair – Sat. March 16. Hosted by St. Stephens MBC

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March 2, 2024 – Mark your calendars for It’s My Park Day!

Please save the date to help clean up and care for Balcones Park.  There will be projects for all ages including:

1- Cleanup trash/litter in Balcones Park, along trails and in creek greenbelt.

2- Trail maintenance/erosion repairs – Creekside Trail & NWCT near bridge

3 –  Tree weeding and mulching around parking lot

4 – Butterfly Meadow and Rain Garden planting, seeding and maintenance (if anyone has shade tolerant plants they can contribute (coneflower, salvia coccinea, wine cups, columbine, etc. please email us)

5 – Invasive Species Removal

Sign up link  Balcones District Park and Greenbelt – Spring Cleanup

If you would like to help lead a work group, please let us know!

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2023 Milwood Annual Holiday Light Winners!

We have our winners! Thank you to everyone who decorated for the holidays (and there were a lot of you!) and for those who nominated houses. There were lots of great displays, making picking our top winners difficult. That said, three homes stood out from the crowd:

Grand Prize: 4620 Sidereal Drive

2nd Place: 12123 Arrowwood Drive

3rd Place: 4105 Kilgore Lane

We will be in touch with the winners after Christmas to award their prizes.

If you’d like to see the winning houses and some of the standout decorated houses, we have a full map below showcasing where the winners are located, along with other houses you won’t want to miss:

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