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Following projected revenue loss, Marble Falls considers lowering Lakeside Pavilion rental rates after 2016 hike

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Parks and Recreation Commission is re-evaluating fees for Lakeside Pavilion after officials project a $22,850 loss in revenues this year. “The feedback is that we’re expensive,” Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss told the commissioners during its monthly meeting June 4. (more…)

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Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

Lakeside Park beach could be ready by next summer; boat ramp improvements also planned

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — If all goes according to plans recently unveiled at the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Lakeside Park will have a 400-foot sandy beach as early as next June. The beach would be located between Lake Marble Falls and Lakeside Pavilion. (more…)

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A Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner asked city leaders to study how conditions upstream from Johnson Park could impact planned park improvements in the event of a significant flood. Commissioner Steve Hurst pointed out that debris around the Avenue N low-water crossing could impact both flooding at that location as well as downstream in the Johnson Park vicinity. File photo

Marble Falls parks commissioner raises flooding concerns at meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While city leaders discussed utility work to support proposed park improvements, one Marble Falls parks and recreation commissioner urged they address a potential flooding risk that could wipe out any park upgrades. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Leta Stephenson-Smith reacts to a crown she found in a gift bag presented to her by Mayor John Packer as Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss looks on during a ceremony honoring the former commissioner March 15. The event was held before the start of the newly named Leta Stephenson-Smith 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which was part of the city’s Spring Break activities. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Longtime Marble Falls Parks and Recreation commissioner honored for service

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Leta Stephenson-Smith had decided to decline an invitation to attend the 3-on-3 basketball tournament March 15, which was part of the city of Marble Falls’ weeklong Spring Break activities. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. is located at 120 S. Main St. in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls OKs contracts with paddleboard, boot camp companies to operate in parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A deal between the city of Marble Falls and two businesses means you can enjoy some paddleboarding and a good workout at two parks. The Marble Falls City Council approved concession contracts with Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. and Camp Gladiator for one year each. (more…)

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The areas of improvements in Johnson and Lakeside parks and Racer’s Landing on Lakeshore Drive, all in Marble Falls. Projected start of construction is in October with projected completion in June 2019. Courtesy drawing from the city of Marble Falls

Marble Falls signs $296,620 contract with firm for park system upgrades

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The city of Marble Falls took a step closer to creating its own oasis at Lakeside and Johnson parks Feb. 6 when the City Council approved an engineering and design contract with Halff Associates for $296,620. (more…)

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Some dog owners have raised concerns about larger dogs being aggressive toward smaller ones at Ruff Park, a half-acre, enclosed dog park at Westside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

Marble Falls digs into dog park complaints, solutions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is trying to stay out of the dog house as it addresses concerns of pet owners regarding small dogs vs. big dogs at Ruff Park. (more…)

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One of the holes of the new back nine of the city of Marble Falls’s disc golf course at Westside Park. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

You can now play a full 18 holes on Westside Park disc golf course

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Disc golf enthusiasts can now enjoy a full 18-hole course at Westside Park as city staff and volunteers installed an additional nine baskets. The course previously consisted of nine holes with golfers having to play two rounds to turn it into a full 18. (more…)

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Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

Johnson Park Veterans Memorial coming together as flags, monuments installed

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Things are taking shape at the Johnson Park Veterans Memorial as crews installed stone monuments and service branch flags, but officials say there’s still work to be done. (more…)

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New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Walkers, cyclists, and families can traverse the city’s parks more safely with additional sidewalks near Westside Park. It’s only the first phase of a plan to connect Westside Park on Second Street with the Childers Park ballfields on Broadway Street by sidewalks and the hike-and-bike trail. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Online map for Marble Falls City Cemetery is ready

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Finding loved ones and historic figures buried at the Marble Falls City Cemetery won’t require walking from plot to plot in the hopes of stumbling upon for whom who you’re looking. (more…)

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Lakeside and Johnson parks in Marble Falls are due from $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks commission discusses $3.3M in funding for major improvements

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission learned during its regular meeting Sept. 11 how officials will pay for $3.3 million in upgrades and improvements to Lakeside and Johnson parks as well as received a timeline for Phase 1A of a multi-year parks plan. (more…)

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It will be easier to find gravesites and available plots at the Marble Falls City Cemetery on South Avenue S once an online mapping system is complete. File photo

Marble Falls City Cemetery online mapping system almost complete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — People looking for loved ones or historic gravesites at the Marble Falls City Cemetery soon can turn to their smartphone, tablet, or computer to find them thanks to a parks department initiative. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

4-story parking garage could take spot next to Lakeside Park

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City leaders have unveiled plans for a proposed parking garage north of a potential hotel/conference center project on Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. property adjacent to Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Data gathered counting boat ramp use in Marble Falls compared boating activity at the community’s amenities located in three parks, including Johnson Park. Photo copyright of city of Marble Falls

Survey says most popular boat ramp in Marble Falls is …

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — The results of a camera-tracked survey that collected usage data revealed that Johnson Park has the most-used boat ramp — and the set-to-be-relocated Lakeside Park’s ramp is not far behind. (more…)

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The Falls Creek Park and Skatepark in Marble Falls gets a lot of use by local skaters. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls parks department celebrates 10 years of growth

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Robert Moss smiled as he thought back to one of his favorite days as the parks and recreation director for the city of Marble Falls, the day Falls Creek Park and Skatepark had its official grand opening Oct. 16, 2010. (more…)

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Tony Nandin Jr. (left) uses a hammer to remove one of the bars on the wooden playscape in Johnson Park as his dad, Tony Sr., watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Old playscape removed from Marble Falls’ Johnson Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The wooden playscape that’s been in Johnson Park for about three decades was being deconstructed May 19 by Tony Nandin and his son, Tony Nandin Jr., to be transported to its new home in Brady. (more…)

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J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

J.M. Huber agreement clears way for adult soccer field, 18-hole disc golf course

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to a longtime Marble Falls business, the city is adding some new outdoor amenities — and they’re not just for kids. (more…)

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Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

Bee hive near Marble Falls soccer field being removed after incident

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Beekeepers on March 10 were prepping to remove a hive in a tree along the Marble Falls Hike and Bike Trail after the bees became aggressive the day before and stung a woman. (more…)

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One recommendation in the Marble Falls parks system master plan was renaming all the downtown parks, including Lakeside and Falls Creek, as Johnson Park. File photo

Marble Falls parks master plan sent to city council for vote

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — During a special meeting of the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission on Feb. 20, commissioners approved recommending to the city council that it adopt the comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. (more…)

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The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Repairs made near Marble Falls’ Johnson Park bridge

The city of Marble Falls parks and recreation and street departments combined efforts to repair damage done near the Johnson Park bridge over Backbone Creek on Feb. 6-7. Parks and recreation workers cleared out the area so street department members could use heavy equipment to place rock and pack it into place. Staff photo by […]

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A new playscape at Johnson Park in Marble Falls was installed Feb. 2. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New playscape installed at Johnson Park in Marble Falls

MARBLE FALLS — A work crew installed a new playscape at Johnson Park on Feb. 1. The total cost for the one-of-a-kind Burke-brand playscape from Fun Abounds Inc., including use of the company’s personnel to build the equipment to federal standards, is $79,000. (more…)

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Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

Out with the old, in with the new playscape at Johnson Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A new playscape at Johnson Park will be unique to the city of Marble Falls. That’s the word from Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss. (more…)

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City of Marble Falls parks technician Brian Murphy places a soundboard on a wall in the Westside Park Community Center. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls getting parks in shape as residents enjoy warm weather

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Residents aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the warm weather in late December at city parks in Marble Falls. Amid children cavorting on playscapes, couples enjoying picnics, and boaters launching from docks, the parks and recreation department staff is busy with renovations, including improvements to the […]

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Marble Falls parks commission seeks younger perspective

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission has an open spot. And if you have time between lunch and fifth-period chemistry, the position could be yours. Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss pitched the idea of filling the commission opening with a high school student. Teenagers have […]

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While Marble Falls officials ‘explored’ the idea of moving the Falls Creek Skatepark from its Yett Street location, which is near the site of a future hotel and conference center, Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss said the city never got to the point ‘where we said we were going to demolish the skatepark.’ Staff photo by Jared Fields

Falls Creek skatepark staying put, say city officials

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After careful thought and many conversations, the skatepark in Falls Creek Park will remain at its current location at 900 Yett St. That was the word from city of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department Director Robert Moss during the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation […]

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