At only about , Buescher is a small one, but the park does feature camping as well as a small but stocked fishing pond that allows (and rents) non-motorized boats. Bass, crappie and catfish fishing is said to be good at the pond, however, the 7-mile hiking trail is what attracted us.
One of the ways the City and developers are enacting this part of Imagine Austin is by encouraging construction of mixed-use buildings – retail on the first floor and maybe office space on the second or third and apartments and condos the rest of the way up. Although developments like these have been sprouting up around the city for a few years now, it’s still a learning process for those involved.
The days have gotten longer and warmer, encouraging us all to spend our free time outdoors biking, swimming, running, rowing and hiking. Sometimes we don’t have time to get out of the city or just want to do something for a few hours close to home.
It’s no secret that bicycling is good for a person and good for the community. Bicycling prevents obesity, pollution and the costs that go along with one-person-one-car commuting. To encourage more Austinites to become cyclists, the city is celebrating Bike Month in May.
One of the most interesting things about visiting places around Texas is simply thinking about the area’s past. Most of Texas was once covered by a shallow ocean, then populated by dinosaurs. At some point, volcanic activity took over, as plates shifted. Somewhere down the line, man came.