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Old 06-04-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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A few comments...

The dog park does have a sign on the gate in to the small dog area that says "SMALL DOGS". They put it in about a week after opening. I agree the dog park seems thrown together. The small dogs should be able to enter through a seperate gate instead of going through the large dog area. Also the gate latches can pinch fingers easily since there is no actual handle...a lawsuit waiting to happen. They should definitely auto-close.

The crushed granite is cheaper than pavement, it allows rain to permeate into the ground, and has a much lower environmental impact than concrete and asphalt. It doesn't bother me at all though, in fact, I really like it. I do wonder if some areas were intended to be paved but were not due to running out of time before the opening.

I like the layout of the playground being spread out amongst the trees. The only problem to me is there is no fence to keep the little ones from wandering into the nearby parking lot away from their parents who aren't paying attention. You know, the same people who in the dog park don't notice their dog attacking other dogs...
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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Exactly...there were way more people using the Salado Creek Greenbelt (paved) path for walking, jogging, dog walking, strollering....than there were in Hardberger Park.
Forgive my ignorance, but where is the Salado Creek Greenbelt park? Can you give me an intersection? Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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Its pretty long really. There are a few parking lots and otherwise you enter it from other existing parks. The whole idea of it was to connect the parks together with one long continuous park trail.

Linear Creekways

It currently runs from south of Ft sam Houston. Interupts for the base. and then continues all the way up to huebner road near bitters intersection. Eventually supposed to make it outside of 1604.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Curious...What cool features were removed?

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D.I.R.T. Website

Since they're in Charlottesville, VA, I doubt that they're related to anyone who was elected here.

There has been a LOT of citizen input on this park... probably more than any other project in the history of this city. Maybe too much. I'm disappointed by how some of the squeaky wheels who live nearby managed to get a couple of cool features removed that were in the original design.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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I saw a sign this morning at the dog park. It will be closed Monday and Tuesday for repairs and improvements.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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So my wife took the dogs to the park today and she noticed no improvements at all.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:48 PM
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Curious...What cool features were removed?
The scenic overlook that would have looked down from 30 feet in the air into the creek bed across from the Greenway parking lot is the biggest one. The folks in the big houses whose yards would have been "overlooked" got that axed from the plan.

My recollection is that the area around the Voelcker farmstead has fewer features planned for it now than it did in the early stages of the design... probably for the same reason the overlook was nixed.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Thanks for the great info about the dog park RoamingWolves!!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:10 PM
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According to the Park Conservancy's newsletter, the Phase 2 Grand Opening will be May 21.

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Our Next Grand Opening
May 21, 2011

The park's second phase, located at 8400 N.W. Military Highway, will open on May 21st with a myriad of nature-related and fitness-oriented activities.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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We walked through the blanco side this evening and where they had been building a fairly large structure which was supposed to be for restrooms, classrooms and other purposes, is now all torn down! What the heck is going on??
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