1. Cedar Park police up DWI enforcement
From June 24-July 5, the Cedar Park Police Department will increase patrol presence on local roadways to discourage and monitor for impaired driving violations as part of the ongoing regional Selective Traffic Enforcement Program initiative. The initiative will cover the peak July 4 holiday travel period. Read more about the initiative here.
2. Residents can influence communication about I-35 construction
In an effort to better prepare for upcoming lane closures and work zones, the Texas Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Texas A&M Transportation Institute, recently released a survey for Austin area residents, the results of which will help the transportation agencies keep drivers well-informed about traffic changes. Take the survey here.
3. Bledsoe Splash Pad closed this week
The splash pad at Robin Bledsoe Park in Leander will be closed until July 1 at 1 p.m. The park's pool will remain open during this time, Leander Public Information Officer Michael Neu said. The parks and recreation department will be installing a rubber safety surface during this time, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Tummons said during the parks board meeting June 13. www.leandertx.gov
4. Petting zoo comes to Leander library Tuesday
Children can interact with animals at the Wild Things Zoofari Petting Zoo. The event is open to guests age 11 and younger. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-259-5259. http://leander.librarycatalog.info
5. Toddlers canlearn about dinosaurs at museum program Wednesday
The Texas Museum of Science & Technology hosts Wee-searchers, a program for young children to learn about science topics. This Wee-searchers session focuses on dinosaurs. 9-10 a.m. $5 and $3 for siblings (nonmembers), $3 and free for siblings (members). 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. 512-961-5333. www.facebook.com/txmost.org