Join us for Milwood Library’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us for Milwood Library’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Saturday, July 23rd from 10am to 1pm
12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727


Milwood Library will be celebrating its 25th anniversary! We will be marking the occasion with 3 fantastic programs for children! These programs will take place inside the branch from 10:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday July 23rd.

Our first program will be a story time with Ezra Jack Keats Honor-winning author Anne Wynter!

Our second program will feature famous musician Joe McDermott!

Our third program will be a performance by Mad Science who will conduct a very creative live science experiment called “Sounds Like Science!”

We will also have face painting and STEM robot kits including Ozobots!

Thank you,
Richard Monthie
Library Manager | Milwood Library
512-974+9881 | Richard.Monthie@austintexas.go v

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

Monday, July 4th is our 18th 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!

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 – Monday, 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
Katherine C. Akinc, Board Certified Estate Planning & Probate Attorney at Rigby Slack Lawrence Berger Akinc Pepper + Comerford, PLLC
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

THANKS to our Prize Donors!
Grand Prizes:
a Wine Tasting with Drink Boxt & one hour massage by Cen-Tex Massage
Gift Card & one hour massage by Structural Health

Raffle Prizes
– 2 hours of Tech Time Hornburg Technologies Services
– a $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– a $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– 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 $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
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $5 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $5 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $5 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a Class with Painting with a Twist
– a beautiful creation by Twilight Faerie
– a beautiful creation by Twilight Faerie
– a $25 gift card to Phil’s Icehouse on 183
– a $25 gift card to Phil’s Icehouse on 183

Parade Prizes
– one Austin Aquarium Family Membership
– $20 Play Cards & Goodie Cup for Dave & Buster’s
– $20 Play Cards & Goodie Cup for Dave & Buster’s
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $5 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $5 game card at Mt. Playmore
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $10 game card at Mt. Playmore
– 2 gift certificates to Amy’s Ice Cream
– 2 gift certificates to Amy’s Ice Cream
– a Puzzle from Half Priced Books
– a Puzzle from Half Priced Books

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Cluster Mailbox Issues in Milwood

Please complete this FORM if you know of any broken cluster mailboxes in the neighborhood. We are trying to work with the USPS to shorten the repair times. Thanks!

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Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party – Sat. June 11 from 2-4pm – All Welcome!

Let’s celebrate summer, our pool & great neighbors at Balcones’ Potluck Pool Party
Saturday, June 11 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.

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!

To Register go to & choose the Aquatics box in the first row of pics:


Starting June 7, 2022

Daily Hours of Operation
Closed Mondays
Tues – Fri:

(Closed Mondays)

8:00 am – 9:50 am Swim Team*

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Swim Lessons

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Lap Swim Only**

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Recreational Swim***

12:00 pm – 7:00pm Recreational Swim***

*Closed to the public

**Two (2) lap lanes available

***One (1) lap lane available

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Milwood Art Day – Sat. May 14, 2022

Milwood Art Day
Saturday, May 14, 2022
10am – 2pm
12400 Amherst Dr. and throughout the neighborhood

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 neighborhood and all around Austin. Over the last year since its beginning, Milwood Art Day has brought together over 50 artists, which included adults and kids 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 open to artists of all disciplines who live in North Austin. Artistis are invited to display/sell their works during the event, either in their front yards, another artist’s yard or in the Texan Market parking lot. It takes place in the Milwood neighborhood, primarily at 12400 Amherst Drive and scattered throughout. The artists stops are contained within the borders of the neighborhood. South of Parmer Blvd, east of the railroad tracks, west of the Balcones District Park, and north of Duval. If you live outside these borders, don’t fret, we will have you a spot for you at the Texan Market parking lot.

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Become a Lifeguard at Balcones Pool or another Austin City Pool!

The City is desperately low on lifeguards this year and pools opening times and days will be affected as a result if we can’t resolve it. So please share and encourage! Thanks!
Be an Austin Lifeguard for $16/hr!
Up to $1250 in bonuses for staff who meet the criteria
How to become an Austin Lifeguard?
1. Apply Now!
The Aquatic Division’s hiring process is simple. All applicants need to complete an online application through the City of Austin Jobs website. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older. Follow us on Facebook for the latest information.
Instructions for Applying Online(PDF):…/FY21_Instructions%20for…
2. Get Hired!
Training classes are available throughout the year! Complete your paperwork and see our training schedule below to find out when you can get certified.
The Aquatic Division conducts trains and hires staff year-round. After submitting an online application, you should receive an email from the Aquatic Division within 48-72 business hours. This email will contain all additional paperwork and information necessary to get trained and get hired. You must submit all paperwork and employment verification documents in order to register for a Lifeguard class. Should you have questions, you can call 512-974-9330 Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM or email us at
3. Get Trained!
The Aquatic Division takes lifeguard training and certification seriously. Classes are offered for first-time lifeguards, returning lifeguards that need re-certification, and lifeguards that are interested in becoming an instructor. StarGuard Elite classes are available for applicants of the City of Austin only and this certification is valid only at City of Austin pools.
Scholarships are available for training classes for those who qualify. For more information, download our Aquatic Scholarship form here: English(PDF) | Spanish(PDF) or check out the Austin Parks and Recreation Youth Program Scholarships.
2021-2022 Training Calendar is posted now. Please see the links below for a schedule of trainings. You must complete the application and hiring paperwork before registering for a class. If you haven’t already, apply now!
Lifeguard Certification Schedule(PDF):…/FY22-Full%20Class…
Lifeguard Instructor Course Schedules – LGI classes are available to current employees with Lifeguarding experience. Please talk with your supervisor for more information.
StarGuard Water Safety Educator – We also teach swim lessons and water safety! Water Safety Educator classes are also available to all City of Austin Aquatics employees.
4. Get Working!
Once you have completed steps 1-3, you’re almost ready to start saving lives. You will be contacted to sign up for scheduling and to attend your first inservice training, so find out what pool is closest to you!
Bonus Details:
Lifeguard and Aquatic Temp Jobs
Signing Bonus of $500 to be paid mid-season to lifeguards and temporary aquatic staff who:
Are trained and ready to work by June 6
Completion Bonus of $500 to be paid at the end of the season for lifeguards and temporary aquatic staff who meet both of the following criteria:
Work 15 hours the last week of summer (August 7- August 13, 2022)
Are available to work on Sunday, August 14 (AISD classes begin on Monday, August 15)
Advanced Certification Bonus of $250 for any lifeguard who obtains one of the following:
Advanced certification of Open Water Lifeguarding
Swim Instructor Certifications
Lifeguard Instructor
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Thank you to Karl Hanson with H&H Design and Build  and all our many Volunteers for making our Annual BOPA event a huge success!

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the Milwood Neighborhood Assoc was proud to host our Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA + styrofoam) collection event after a 2 year break due to COVID restrictions.

We had a overwhelming response from the area and are proud of how much we were able to recycle and keep out of our landfills!

We could not have hosted this event without support and manpower from our sponsor, H&H Design and Build, and the Hanson family: Karl, Susan, and Evan.  H&H took a huge trailer of hazardous waste and two large van FULL of items to be recycled!
Thank you, H&H Design and Build!

Thanks also goes to all of our volunteers – Carolyn, Bethany, Johanna, Dessie, Michael, Dale, Meg, who made the event run quickly and smoothly for all!
Make sure you look them up for any remodeling needs you might have!


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