Hello all. This coming weekend is Last Splash. Although Lake levels are low, we’re expecting a fairly large crowd at the Hollow and wanted to ask for your assistance in keeping our pledge to the Travis County Parks Dept of cleaning up after the event. It would be of great help if you will pick [...]
The meeting with TCP officials went well last night with 75 people in attendance. It appears that a suitable compromise will be reached that is satisfactory for all. There is another meeting between “The Friends” and Sarah Eckhardt on Friday with a small group. The Proposal Recommended Last Night Can Be Found Here: MAP
We’ve received quite a bit of media coverage. Check out our ‘Media” page to see what’s new. KVUE Update: Feb 27 - http://tinyurl.com/blufbu5 Original story: Feb 22 - http://www.kvue.com/home/No-more-boats-allowed-at-Hippie-Hollow-192626681.html KXAN Update: Feb 27 - http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/boats-allowed-back-in-to-hippie-hollow Original story: Feb 22 - http://tinyurl.com/akj9zrk KUT Update: Feb 27 - http://kutnews.org/post/new-rules-reversed-hippie-hollow-austins-clothing-optional-park-update Austin-American Statesman Update: Feb 27 - http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/travis-county-to-allow-boats-in-part-of-hippie-hol/nWcsB/
THE WAY IT WAS The following map shows just how much of Hippie Hollow was a designated swim area and how little the boaters use. According to the map, 2,400 feet of swim area was available for swimmers in 2010, and only 600 feet was traditionally used by boaters. Original map located here: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks/pdf_files/hippholl.pdf
First sign that Travis County is hearing our calls, keep them coming! Turn-out will be key to this event, so please make plans to be there. Charles Bergh invited us to come to a public discussion: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Travis County Westside Service Center (see map below) Keep an eye [...]
Please encourage everyone you know to call the Travis County Parks Department and ask them why this decision was made and encourage them to listen to the community they serve to come to a resolution that benefits everyone. See our ‘Get Invloved‘ link for details on who to contact.