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Names selected for Pflugerville parks and community park/sports complex
At the April 26, 2016 meeting, the City Council selected the names for
three Pflugerville Parks including the future 243-acre community park
and sports complex.
After collecting names from the public, the Council narrowed the list
and selected 1849 Park for the official name of the new community park
and sports complex, Stone Hill Park for the park next to the Stone Hill
Town Center and Wilbarger Creek Park for the park located along Great
Basin and Kingston Lacy in the Highland Park subdivision.
The City Council selected 1849 Park to recognize the year that Henry
Pfluger came to the area and to highlight the Pfluger family’s role in
the development of the Pflugerville community.
“The year 1849 tells the story and ties back to the importance of this
piece of land, where our namesake comes from,” Mayor Jeff Coleman said.
“From the Pfluger Cemetery to the historic barn and Pfluger home onsite,
it’s important that the name represent what this piece of property
means to our community.”
Stone Hill Park was selected because of the proximity to the Stone Hill. Wilbarger Creek Park is adjacent to Wilbarger Creek.
The city will keep the list of 80 recommended names submitted for Name Your Park. as a resource for future park names.
City Council review 1849 Park plan and allocate additional funds for the sports complex
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, staff presented the most recent
design composite for the sports complex and community park. After
reviewing options available and the budget, the City Council directed
staff to put together a $10 million plan for the sports complex.
The complete proposed design for the park includes multi-purpose fields,
baseball and softball fields, archery areas, tennis courts, fenced
football fields with a track, and trails meandering throughout the
complex. To the north, the proposed design includes recreation
opportunities including a festival area, nature walk, splash pad, dog
park, and incorporates the historic Pfluger Cemetery and Pfluger House.
Since the cost to complete the park is $61 million, the park will be
built in phases. The City Council directed staff to allocate $10 million
from the 2014 parks bond, that was approved by the voters, to implement
a Phase 1 sports complex. The proposed Phase 1 includes six
multi-purpose fields that can accommodate lacrosse, rugby, and soccer,
and three football fields and parking to accommodate league play. There
is an open house on the project on June 1 at 6 p.m. at the library. The
project will return to city council on June 14 as the city continues to
work towards a final design.
Poetry Open Mic at the Pflugerville Public Library
National Poetry Month draws to an end.
Visit the library, with your written poem.
Aloud, you can read or sit and listen.
Adults 18 and up. Sorry, no children.
Refreshments will be served, but not bottomless.
And also, the winner will be announced for this month’s poetry contest.
Saturday, April 30, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 -
Plenty of time to get there, no need to hurry!
Heritage House Museum Ice Cream Social
May 1 is the annual Heritage House Ice Cream Social from 1 pm to 4
pm. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy free ice cream and cookies
while supplies last.
The house is an eight room, two-story Queen Anne home, built in 1913 and
one of the few Victorian homes in the Pflugerville area. The house sits
in a 17-acre park featuring a public pool, eco-friendly barn, gazebo
and farmers market.
Previously only open one day per month, library staff and museum
partners will now open the museum every Tuesday during the Pfarmer’s
Market. The museum offers a unique glimpse into the life of the Bohls
family from 1913 through 1940. Vintage textiles, antique furniture and
everyday items are on display.
Running for speed or distance May 7
preparation for the Deutschen Pfest Pfun Run/Walk and Kids K set for
Sunday, May 22, Russell Seguin, a certified Newton Running Coach, is
offering the final class of the four-course series “Running For Pfun
(Really!)” on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the
Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. The free class will
cover “How to Best Increase Running Speed and/or Distance.”
Seguin will provide an overview on proper running form and how to
determine if you have enough flexibility to run efficiently. He will
demonstrate specific drills, exercises, and stretches to help ramp up
your training as well as strengthen your key running power muscles.
Learn how to utilize your muscle efficiency while running. Bring a water
bottle and come dressed ready to run. Various levels of runners from
beginners to advanced are welcome. For more information, call
Music lineup for Deutschen Pfest
Pfest is May 20-22 and the music lineup is hot! Friday night gates open
at 5 p.m. Enjoy music starting at 6:45 p.m. with Trick Shot and then
from 9:30 p.m. - midnight is Suede. These cover bands will have you
singing along and enjoying some original music.
On Saturday, the music starts at the front gate with Oma and Ompah then
Yodel Blitz, Connor and Camille and Seven Dutchmen Orchestra. Enjoy
plenty of German music while you enjoy the pfest. Next Pflame is up at 5
p.m. followed by undisKovered. At 9:45 p.m. enjoy rock from Micky and
Sunday music includes the soul, rock, folk-funk dusted with rhythm and
blues sounds of Lisa Marshall followed by the Clickety Cloggers
Appalachian dancers. The Eggmen sing the Beatles to wrap up the fest.
Check out the full schedule at www.deutschenpfest.com.
Splash pad opens May 1
City pools open Memorial Day weekend, but in the
meantime if you need a way to cool off, head over to the Splash Park at
1813 Tranquility Lane in Falcon Pointe. The water is triggered by
pressing a large button which provides about 30 seconds of play fun.
Children should play with an adult present as there is no lifeguard on
duty at the splash park. Be safe, cool off and have fun.
The city will open all city pools Memorial Day Weekend. A special splash
day is held on May 21 at Gilleland Pool in conjunction with Deutschen
Pfest. Guests may use the pool for free that day. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.
No parking on Pfluger Farm Lane
Farm Lane opened last month and is a great route to access the Stone
Hill Town Center. Due to cars parking in traffic lanes, City Council
authorized no parking signs along this road at the Tuesday, April 26
Council meeting. The Council will consider additional no parking areas
along Terrell Lane, Pfennig Lane and Justice Center Drive at future
meetings. Ticketing begins once signs are in place.
High school student wanted for Parks and Recreation Commission
The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications for a
high school student to serve as a regular voting member of the Parks
and Recreation Commission for a 1-year term beginning June 2016 and
ending May 31, 2017. The selected teen will attend meetings on the
third Thursday of the month throughout the year.
Each candidate must have resided within the city limits for at least
twelve months preceding appointment and cannot be employed by the City
of Pflugerville. A required official application and details are
available on the City’s website at http://www.pflugervilletx.gov,
the City Secretary’s Office by calling 990-6101 or emailing
email@example.com. The deadline to submit applications
is June 3, 2016. Interviews and appointment is expected to take place at
the City Council meeting on June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., 100 E. Main
St., Suite 500.
The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Workshop
The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream
Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop at the Pflugerville
Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger Street, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday, May
5 for Pflugerville-area residents interested in land and water
stewardship in the Gilleland Creek watershed.
“The Gilleland Creek Implementation Plan includes six management
measures or voluntary activities to reduce bacteria,” said Roberto Vega,
MS4 Stormwater Specialist with the City of Pflugerville. “This
workshop is one of many efforts to educate stakeholders and the
community about the benefits of a riparian zone and how it will improve
The program, co-hosted by the City of Pflugerville and the Texas Water
Resources Institute, will begin at the library with afternoon sessions
including a walk and presentations along Gilleland Creek. The workshop
is free and open to all those interested. A $10 box lunch option may be
purchased. RSVPS are due by May 2 to Nikki Dictson, Texas Water
Resources Institute AgriLife Extension program specialist at
979-458-5915 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at http://texasriparian.org/trainings/upcoming-training-locations/