This park's name is such a mouthful that most people I know call it Northwest Park. Originally, I assumed it was named after a woman, and was picturing Leslie Knope after I learned the person was director of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) for twenty-seven years. But Beverly was actually a man, and an amazing protector of the parks in Austin. He worked with environmental groups to control development, and preserve water quality in Austin, and he was a regu
I decided to do GracyWoods Park for my first Austin playground. This park is very meaningful to me as I helped fundraise for a new structure for 3 years...and luckily it just took that long.
Originally it was old and coming apart. Kids were tripping over the torn rubber. A kid even tripped over it when the city came to inspect it, and landed face first. THAT is how you get funding, my friend.
There was so many people who helped get this playground going, but the top