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Walkers and joggers in the park, those grubby folks you may see along the trails are Master Naturalist volunteers digging invasive Johnson grass and cutting Ashe juniper saplings, This team works days every Wednesday, October through whenever it gets too hot! Pictured are Lin, Karen, Leigh and Christine with several bags of Johnson grass. ... See MoreSee Less

Walkers and joggers in the park, those grubby folks you may see along the trails are Master Naturalist volunteers digging invasive Johnson grass and cutting Ashe juniper saplings, This team works days every Wednesday, October through whenever it gets too hot! Pictured are Lin, Karen, Leigh and Christine with several bags of Johnson grass.

 

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Great job and thx for volunteering!

No need to do crunches at the gym this week!!!

10 bags of Johnson Grass removed. Whew! Whew!

Sunday evening in the park: At sunset several hundred migrating Swainson's (we think) hawks swooped low and silent across the soccer fields. An amazing sight. The intrepid Winifred Simon documented the bird for us. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday evening in the park: At sunset several hundred migrating Swainsons (we think) hawks swooped low and silent across the soccer fields. An amazing sight. The intrepid Winifred Simon documented the bird for us.

2 weeks ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Boo! And Hocus Pocus! And Hurray! Movie Nights in the Park launches during the 2nd Annual Boo!Hole Halloween, Saturday October 28. Don't miss this inaugural event and a fun evening. Grants to Friends of Blue Hole funded the movie equipment and a grant to Friends from the Wimberley Community Civic Club helped fund the movie program. ... See MoreSee Less

Boo! And Hocus Pocus! And Hurray! Movie Nights in the Park launches during the 2nd Annual Boo!Hole Halloween, Saturday October 28. Dont miss this inaugural event and a fun evening. Grants to Friends of Blue Hole funded the movie equipment and a grant to Friends from the Wimberley Community Civic Club helped fund the movie program.Image attachment

 

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3 weeks ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Play Scape Canopy Progress - These moms agreed in March that a canopy would be a huge improvement for the play scape which becomes too hot for kiddos to touch in our Texas summers. This spring, the Friends Board committed to this project, and a small committee conducted research for a design. Since then, the Parks Board has endorsed a sail canopy project as has the City Council. A generous donor has agreed to fund the technical drawings. Once drawings are in hand, fundraising will begin. Stay tuned! We'll need your support, so let us know if you'd like to help fundraise for this park project. ... See MoreSee Less

Play Scape Canopy Progress - These moms agreed in March that a canopy would be a huge improvement for the play scape which becomes too hot for kiddos to touch in our Texas summers. This spring, the Friends Board committed to this project, and a small committee  conducted research  for a design. Since then, the Parks Board has endorsed a sail canopy project as has the City Council.   A generous donor has agreed to fund the technical drawings. Once drawings are in hand, fundraising will begin. Stay tuned! Well need your support, so let us know if youd like to help fundraise for this park project.Image attachment

 

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Way to go, gals!!!!!!

An exuberant image of a boy swinging into Blue Hole by Barry Armer grabbed Best of Show in the first photo contest set entirely in Blue Hole Regional Park. The contest was sponsored by Friends of Blue Hole and the Hays County Master Naturalist chapter.

Of 105 images submitted by residents and visiting photographers of all ages, thirty were selected for the exhibit now installed at Linda Allen’s Fine Foods. Fifteen adults and ten youth entered the contest. See the exhibit on our website or drop by Linda Allen’s.

friendsofbluehole.org/2017-blue-hole-contest-exhibit-photos/
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An exuberant image of a boy swinging into Blue Hole by Barry Armer grabbed Best of Show in the first photo contest set entirely in Blue Hole Regional Park. The contest was sponsored by Friends of Blue Hole and the Hays County Master Naturalist chapter.

Of 105 images submitted by residents and visiting photographers of all ages, thirty were selected for the exhibit now installed at Linda Allen’s Fine Foods. Fifteen adults and ten youth entered the contest. See the exhibit on our website or drop by Linda Allen’s.

http://friendsofbluehole.org/2017-blue-hole-contest-exhibit-photos/

2 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Help protect our water. Sign up for Texas Stream Team training and learn to monitor water quality. Each morning classroom portion will be at the Wimberley Community Center and afternoon outdoor portion at Blue Hole Regional Park. Dates:September 6, 8 and 13. Visit JoinStreamTeam.org for more information. To sign up for a training, please contact Claudia Campos at cypresscreek@txstate.edu. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

In the park: Bridgita and Drew from Pearland discover the echo circle on their first visit to Blue Hole as Drew shouts, "I love pie." ... See MoreSee Less

In the park: Bridgita and Drew from Pearland discover the echo circle on their first visit to Blue Hole as Drew shouts, I love pie.

4 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Mr. Blue Hole was ready for anything in Wimberley's July 4 parade --- formal tie, inner tube, and swim shorts.Other natural beauty "contestants" included Mr. Old Baldy, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Cypress Creek Nature Trail, Ranch Road 12. ... See MoreSee Less

Mr. Blue Hole was ready for anything in Wimberleys July 4 parade --- formal tie, inner tube, and swim shorts.Other natural beauty contestants included Mr. Old Baldy, Jacobs Well Natural Area, Cypress Creek Nature Trail, Ranch Road 12.

4 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

The Magic and Mystery of Blue Hole Regional Park - our first photo contest - announces winners and awards prizes. Exhibit includes top 30 entries selected by juror Herb Smith, award-winning local photographer.

Photo Contest Winners Announcement and ReceptionSep 17, 3:00pmFriends of Blue HoleThe Magic and Mystery of Blue Hole Regional Park - our first photo contest - announces winners and awards prizes. Exhibit includes top 30 entries selected by juror Herb Smith, award-winning local photographer.
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Photo Contest Winners Announcement and Reception

4 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

In the park: Brothers River Austin (age 6) and Calin (age 4) enjoy a ride on the play scape slide on a cloudy Saturday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

In the park: Brothers River Austin (age 6) and Calin (age 4) enjoy a ride on the play scape slide on a cloudy Saturday morning.

 

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Can't count on cloudy days in a Texas summer. Don't you think we need a shady canopy?

Any update on the canopy?

My boys love blue hole park 🙂 Agree, a canopy would be awesome !

Totes adorbs!

Yes, without a doubt!

Definitely!

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4 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

In the park: Happy campers! It's Week 2 of Nature Camp offered by the park staff. Groovy t-shirts! ... See MoreSee Less

In the park: Happy campers! Its Week 2 of  Nature Camp offered by the park staff. Groovy t-shirts!

4 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

In The Park--- Jeremiah and little brother Christopher enjoy the playscape before the day gets hot. What this playscape needs is a shade canopy! Let us know here if you agree. ... See MoreSee Less

In The Park--- Jeremiah and little brother Christopher enjoy the playscape before the day gets hot. What this playscape needs is a shade canopy! Let us know here if you agree.

 

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Thanks ya'll for your feedback. It's on our minds too.

how much?

Thanks you all. As Christine notes, we have some great trees planted at the playscape area -- about 20 directly around that area, but they'll need lots of time. Friends is researching possible solutions . Stay tuned.

Or maybe a couple of well-placed trees?

Yes please!

Yes! Great idea!

Absolutely agree

Yes, please!

Agreed

Yes! A canopy is needed!

Yes, a canopy is needed.

Yes!

Yes!

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4 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Swinging into Blue Hole -- As the summer days warm up, kids warm up their skills for splashing into the cool waters of Blue Hole. ... See MoreSee Less

Swinging into Blue Hole -- As the summer days warm up, kids warm up their skills for splashing into the cool waters of Blue Hole.

 

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When I lived there, you ran across the rocks to jump and grab the ring.....busted my toes and cut my feet regularly. Dont regret it though. Good times with good friends!!!!

5 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Park visitor: Meet Linda Collins and Colt the Corgi. They visit the park often. Linda says,"All I have to say is 'We're going to Blue Hole,' and he's ready." ... See MoreSee Less

Park visitor: Meet Linda Collins and Colt the Corgi. They visit the park often. Linda says,All I have to say is Were going to Blue Hole, and hes ready.

 

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Yes I see them all the time! Very sweet corgi.

5 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Thanks to Shirley Hunt for sharing the history of the park. It's a great reminder of how hard our community worked to preserve Blue Hole, keep it open for generations to come and create so much new recreational space. Thanks, ya'll. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Calling Wimberley area kids and their parents! As of this week, there were still open spots in the wildly popular Outdoor Nature Camp program hosted by the park staff. Contact the park office (512).660-9111 for more information and get your kids outside! ... See MoreSee Less

Calling Wimberley area kids and their parents! As of this week, there were still open spots in the wildly popular Outdoor Nature Camp program hosted by the park staff. Contact the park office (512).660-9111 for more information and get your kids outside!

5 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

In the Park this week: Bill and Patricia Martin visiting the bench that will carry an inscription in honor of their friend::
In Memory of
Alton Curtis "Curlo" Morris 1918-1996
Great-grandson of Pleasant Wimberley
Neighbor and Friend
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In the Park this week: Bill and Patricia Martin visiting the bench that will carry an inscription in honor of their friend::
In Memory of 
Alton Curtis Curlo Morris 1918-1996 
Great-grandson of Pleasant Wimberley 
Neighbor and Friend

 

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Julie

Nathan Curtis Morris

6 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

On the trail today:Alana, Ann Zyblot (pushing the napping Coral). ... See MoreSee Less

On the trail today:Alana, Ann Zyblot (pushing the napping Coral).

6 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

The Way Family has determined that their commitment of $1 million dollars to meet a shortfall in the budget for the City sewer system will take the form of a grant. ... See MoreSee Less

The Way Family has determined that their commitment of $1 million dollars to meet a shortfall in the budget for the City sewer system will take the form of a grant.

 

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Thanks to the Way family for saying "We must" instead of "We can't."

Once again the Way family come to the rescue. Many thanks for your generous grant.

Amazing leadership!!

Great news. No debt for this $1 million.

Love that spot!

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6 months ago

Friends of Blue Hole

Friends of Blue Hole is honored to share some good news with our community Wimberley will be able to have a modern, future-oriented City-operated sewage treatment plant that will also provide water to make Blue Hole Park thrive. Here's the news release: ... See MoreSee Less

Friends of Blue Hole is honored to share some good news with our community Wimberley will be able to have a modern, future-oriented City-operated sewage treatment plant that will also provide water to make Blue Hole Park thrive. Heres the news release:Image attachment

 

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What is being missed here is the original estimations were to finance $4.5 million. Now, it is financing $5.5mil, even after the Way "loan". So this means the note payments are 25% higher than there were before the bids came in...the rates for the end-users. And if these rates do not cover the note...the city must pay them. This is NOT a good solution.