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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Closing Bull Creek District Park OLA (Off leash area)



Due to the continued levels of e-coli in the creek, Bull Creek District Park is in danger of losing the off leash area (ola). The water quality testing and e-coli problem has been going on for over a year but the City of Austin has recently escalated its actions.

Several City of Austin departments are currently conducting meetings to review the water quality data and are making decisions on the future of this park and its off leash area with out including YOU, the stakeholders and users of the park!

This is a public park and the possibility of closing the off leash area should involve the public. Bull Creek Dog Off Leash Group-BCDOG asks that you take a moment and email or call the following people to ask for public involvement in the review of this park and the off leash area. We are asking for public involvement thru a taskforce so that the source of the e-coli can be determined and find possible solutions.

Parks & Recreation Department Director

Sara Hensley

City Council Members

Lee Leffingwell-Mayor 974-2250

Chris Riley-Place 1 974-2260

Mike Martinez-Place 2 & Mayor Pro Tem 974-2264

Randi Shade-Place 3 974-2255

Laura Morrison-Place 4 974-2258

Bill Spelman-Place 5 974-2256

Sheryl Cole-Place 6 974-2266

*city of austin website

*group email

Watershed Protection Department Asst. Director

-Nancy McClintock 974-2652

Parks & Recreation Board

Linda Guerrero-Chair

Danette Chimenti-Vice Chair

Marilyn Bostick-Board Member

Jeff Francell-Board Member

Sara Hatfield Marler-Board Member

Mark Vane-Board Member

*board meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of every month, check city of austin calendar for changes

Don’t let decisions be made behind closed doors about your park, get involved. Stay up to date by becoming a fan of Bull Creek Dog Off Leash Group-BCDOG on Facebook or sign up for our Yahoo group.

We need volunteers to help spread the word about the OLA. If interested please email Debra at