Upgraded Fun: Dick Nichols Park

Upgraded Fun: Dick Nichols Park

Parents and caregivers have been enjoying the expansive Dick Nichols Park for many years. But one thing the park has lacked in years past is shade over the playscape area. Thankfully, that problem has been solved. Last year, Austin Parks and Recreation installed large...
Save Buck at a Kids-Eat-Free Spot

Save Buck at a Kids-Eat-Free Spot

Sure, eating out is a treat, but it’s also easy to spend way too much money. That’s where Austin’s wide range of generous “kids-eat-free” restaurants can help out. We focused on three Austin/Texas-based spots where you can keep your cool and find free or reduced kid...
Splash Pads Bring the Summer Fun

Splash Pads Bring the Summer Fun

With Austin’s sweltering summers, a perfect way to beat the heat is to drench it. And one of the best spots for cooling off is your local splash pad. No matter what part of town you live in, there’s a splash pad close by. Here are a few we visited recently. Round...
Austin-Original Frozen Treats for Summer Days

Austin-Original Frozen Treats for Summer Days

I had three hungry middle school boys on my hands, but it wasn’t mealtime. What to do? I had a flash of brilliance. “Hey, guys. Want to be frozen treat taste-testers?” You can imagine the cheers. We set off to sample some of Austin’s warm-weather culinary gems: Amy’s...
Lucky Ducks: Mills Pond

Lucky Ducks: Mills Pond

My family and I are always up for adventure and, being fairly new to Texas, we love getting to know our beautiful adopted home state. So, on a recent Friday afternoon, we loaded up our trusty minivan and set off in search of a duck pond to explore. We were pleased to...
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