It’s My Park Day @ Bryker Woods Elementary! – Sunday Nov 6th

Mark your calendars for Bryker Woods Elementary School Urban Forest Grant Planting Day!

2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Description Bryker Woods Elementary School received an Urban Forest Grant through the Community Foundation of Austin this past Spring. Sunday, November 6th, 2016 is planting day! 26 native trees including shade trees and understory trees will provide erosion control to the 34th street side of the school where watershed into Shoal Creek is a major issue. Trees selected were purchased from Texas Native Nursery and selected by both Jason Traweek and Lisa Schissler, AISD Forester and also add wildlife food to the area.

Please come out to our campus and help contribute to Austin’s Urban Forest!

Tree Planting Tasks:

• Plant 26 10-20 gallon Trees
• Place T-Posts and proper ties to support Trees
• Mulch 26 Trees
• Arrange Tree Bubblers around trees installed by Cougar Irrigation on November 5th

Additional Tasks in need of help:

• Clean up School Garden for the year
• Use pavers in front of school to make a foundation and pathway to areas where water ponds

With your help, students of Bryker Woods Elementary School will subsequently be measuring and adding these trees plus other campus trees to the Austin Open Tree Map through our STEAM Lab! As well, students can begin using the garden for Spring Planting!

>>> Register at

National Night Out – October 5th

National Night Out is Tuesday Night October 5th. BWNA is hosting our annual gathering on Bryker Drive. Bring your family, bring your neighbors. Let’s take that next step in making Bryker Woods an even better place to live!

And Don’t forget! – the BWNA Annual Meeting is Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30PM. Location Bryker Woods Elementary. Come meet and hear from City Council candidates, learn more about the $720 million bond package and much more.

BWNA Annual Meeting – Oct 18th

Latest edition of the Bryker Woods Herald (September 2016)

Location – Bryker Woods Elementary School Cafeteria
Date/Time – Tuesday @ 6:30 PM
Agenda – to be announced

Tuesday the 18th at 6:30 PM join us for BWNA’s Annual Meeting at Bryker Woods Elementary School. We are trying a weekday night for the first time. District 10 Council candidates Alter, Gallo & Walker will each tell you a bit about themselves. You will get to learn a bit about the $720 million dollar mobility bond, what you can expect with coming changes to MoPac, the rewrite of the land development code and, of course, an update on the Grove. It is a very important time to be involved with BWNA. Hope to see you there!

Fourth of July Parade!

Time: 9:00 am
Place: Bryker Woods Elementary School

~9:10 am Sing National Anthem & Pledge of Allegiance
~9:15 am Parade starts!

We’ll be walking the route:

Adorn your bikes, scooters, husbands, house pets – whatever will hold a red, white & blue garland – and join our fun celebration! Should take about half an hour. There will be water and refreshments. All are invited and a good time to be had by all. Check out the route (link above) If you can’t make it out for the parade, step out the door and cheer on the kids young and old.

BWNA Picnic on the Parkway April 24th

Bryker Woods Picnic on the Parkway is this Sunday from 5-8, weather permitting. See link below for location. This is a wonderful annual event that we put on that brings our neighborhood together in friendship. Neighborhood band, The Dovetail Joints, will be performing. Rumor has it that there will be plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers as well as a bundle of fun! Thanks to Celeste Cooke Hubert, Annette Graves, Wendy Carnegie and all the other stalwart volunteers who make this happen!


Capital Metro Seeks Neighborhood Input

While Capital Metro works year-round to improve service for our customers, every five years we step back for a big-picture look at our changing region through a comprehensive service plan. This year we’re embarking on Connections2025, an in-depth review of the transit system. As the Central Texas community evolves, so will the transit needs and services provided by the agency

Neighborhood input is critical to providing transportation options that work for Central Texas residents and employees. We want to better understand your neighborhood’s travel patterns, how people use transit, and what we can do to improve.

Capital Metro invites you complete our online survey or  participate in open houses held across Austin between February 16th and 20th to provide valuable input. Information will be available in Spanish.

We are asking our neighborhood partners to pass this information along to your internal contact lists, social media platforms, etc.

Visit to:

  • Take our online survey
  • Sign up for the project email list
  • Continuing project updates


Our system best serves our community when we work together with our neighbors. We need your help rethinking transit! Feel free to contact us with questions or for more information. If there are other individuals you recommend that we talk to, please pass their contact information along.

You can reach us at

Bryker Woods Holiday Lumninarias

Spread a little Holiday cheer in Bryker Woods as we launch this new tradition!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see all of Bryker Woods lined with luminarias on Christmas Eve? We hope everybody in the neighborhood will participate. Get as many packets as you’d like to decorate your yard! (If we run out, we’ll get more!) Get your neighbors excited! Not going to be home for the Christmas holiday – enlist friends and neighbors to light the way at your house! Do you know somebody who might not be able to get luminaria kits – how about making a gift of them to your neighbors! This will be a tremendous success and the beginning of a wonderful legacy for Bryker Woods – but we need you! Fliers will be circulated door to door soon. (The Luminaria Committee is looking for volunteers – no experience required but a willingness to spread cheer is preferable.) Comments or questions – email Chair Bradlee Roffers at .