Butler Park Pitch & Putt reopens in Austin; turf fields open in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Butler Park Pitch & Putt reopened to the public in April. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Butler Park Pitch & Putt reopened to the public in April. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Butler Park Pitch & Putt reopened to the public in April. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Central Austin

Butler Park Pitch & Putt reopens, plus eight more businesses now open in Austin

Butler Park Pitch & Putt reopened to the public April 9 after being closed for renovations since August at 201 Lee Barton Drive, Austin.

Barton Springs Pool will require reservations starting May 21



Austin residents looking for a break from the city's summer heat will have to make reservations if they want to visit Barton Springs Pool after 8 a.m. starting on May 21.

Lake Travis-Westlake

Bees for All teaches the importance of local pollinators

Founded by Peter Keilty, Bees for All works to educate the public about the importance of the region’s local pollinators.

Pflugerville-Hutto

4 synthetic turf fields open in Northeast Metropolitan Park in Pflugerville

Four new synthetic turf athletic fields opened May 8 at Northeast Metropolitan Park in Pflugerville.

Leander-Cedar Park

Hawaiian shaved ice trailer opening in Cedar Park

LocoSnoCo, a Hawaiian shaved ice trailer, will open June 26 in Cedar Park. Over 30 shaved ice flavors and a variety of toppings will be offered.

Taylor Girtman, Jack Flagler, Amy Rae Dadamo and Megan Cardona contributed to this report.



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The project at Springdale Road and Airport Boulevard will feature two six-story office towers, a parking garage and several acres of rehabilitated green space. (Courtesy Gensler)
Springdale Green developers detail plans for recently approved East Austin office and restoration project

The site will include a pair of six-story office towers and nearly 20 acres of restored natural space with an expected completion date set for late 2023.

The Office of Police Oversight released its first comprehensive report detailing its operations though 2019 and 2020 this June. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Office of Police Oversight report finds complaints against Austin police officers went up, but discipline fell in 2020

The new report centers on the office's three main functions, including tracking APD officer discipline, reviewing the city's police policies, and engaging with Austin residents.

Volunteers of Austin Vaccine Angels gathered after becoming fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Jodi Holzband)
Grassroots groups aimed at vaccine outreach look toward the future

For the past five months, grassroots volunteer groups have been working to connect thousands of Central Texans to COVID-19 vaccines.

A 10-week construction project on North Pleasant Valley Road begins June 21. (Courtesy Fotolia)
North Pleasant Valley Road construction project in East Austin begins June 21

The project, funded by a 2018 Bond, will cause some lane closures

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
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Photo of a woman and girl walking the trail with the Austin skyline behind them
Travis County commits to electrify fleet, doubles down on climate goals

Commissioners directed staff this week to develop a plan to fully electrify Travis County's fleet of vehicles, a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions for the county.

The Bloomhouse—an 1,100-square-foot home in the hills of West Austin—was built in the 1970s by University of Texas architecture students for fellow student Dalton Bloom. It was featured in the Austin Weird Homes Tour of 2020. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The downtown Austin tower is 57% leased as of mid-June. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Downtown Austin's Indeed Tower sells to California real estate and development company in $580M deal

The newly-completed 36-story tower sold to Kilroy Realty Corp. for $580 million.

Austin's downtown Palm District is home to several modern and historic landmarks, including the Palm School building now home to Travis County offices. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents lay out priorities for new Palm District area plan with project's engagement period underway

Through the planning process, feedback from Austin community members will contribute to the drafting of a Palm District Small Area Plan to be finalized and adopted by city officials next year.

Project Connect's proposed Orange Line will run from Tech Ridge, through downtown Austin and to Slaughter Lane. (Rendering courtesy Project Connect)
Project Connect Orange Line design reveals proposed locations for rail stations in North, South Austin

The latest Orange Line design shows potential elevated rail line over I-35, as well as options for the Drag.

Photo of a weird home
Austin's Weird Homes Tour says goodbye—for now

The tour's founders say they are open to a new local operator taking over the event.

The former hotel off I-35 had most recently been used as a COVID-19 homeless Protection Lodge. (Courtesy City of Austin)
East Cesar Chavez encampment residents move into former South Austin hotel

Through Austin's HEAL initiative, residents of an encampment near East Austin's Terrazas Branch Libarary were relocated to a South Austin shelter before that camp is cleared away.