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Kevin Nelson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Parks restrooms are now open as summer hits its stride

Parks maintenance priorities had been focused primarily on repairs and keeping the grass at or below heights at which residents are expected to keep their ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:01 pm

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Activities to take you through the summer

No summer ice, no pool, limited organized recreational activities — what are my kids and I to do? Ahh, summer, a time when whimsical thoughts ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:50 am

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Ice or no ice at Riverside Arena this July and August?

That is a question of concern posed by a number of people this season, including Bruins management, hotel managers/owners, local business owners, and would-be visitors ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:00 am

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Austin Municipal Pool to stay closed for the summer

Austin’s City Council followed the recommendation of Austin’s Park and Rec Board on Monday evening, May 18, to not open the municipal pool for the ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:01 pm

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City trees: Earth Day and Arbor Day

Both of these days came and went two weeks back, a little more quietly than what is normal, as this is the current “new norm.” ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:01 am

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Riverside hoping to reopen by the Fourth of July

If physical distancing guidelines are relaxed and businesses which were deemed “non-essential” are allowed to re-open, our intended timeline is to re-open right after the ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Monday, April 27, 2020 1:15 pm

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Parks crews to go forward with clean-up

We are entering the week which is typically dedicated to recruiting and allowing for groups to perform parks clean up. However, until the governor’s executive ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Monday, April 20, 2020 11:12 am

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Nature Center is hosting blood drive on Monday

The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross this coming Monday. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:01 am

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Changing seasons at the Nature Center

The grounds at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center were still a bit soggy last weekend as my wife and I traversed the trails on ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:01 am

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Parks and Rec putting programs on hold

Precautionary measures and guidance in relation to COVID-19 for public needs as they apply to Austin Parks, Recreation, and Forestry department are as follows: Recreation: ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:01 am

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Pool will open June 8

The Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the season at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 8. A season swim pass is $40 per person or ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:01 am

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City clearing snow from ball fields

As we roll through what is hopefully one of the last weeks of the outgoing winter season, the parks crew has taken a last shot ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:01 am

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Learn to Skate will be in March, April

Learn to Skate will be 6-6:45 p.m., March 26 and April 2, at Riverside Arena. Austin Park and Rec is offering this opportunity for beginners ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:01 am

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Mites hockey begins in March

Mites 3-on-3 hockey will be 6-7 p.m. on March 17 and  30, April 6, 13, 20 and  27. The league will begin Tuesday, March 17. ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:01 am

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Summer recreation brochure in final stage of development

Our summer recreation brochure is in its final stage of development and proofing. The publication should be ready in early March, so, watch for it ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:40 am

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