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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Hutto rises up to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month

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This July, the City of Hutto is excited to honor the hardworking individuals of the Parks and Recreation Department as part of National Parks and Recreation Month. This year’s theme from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is “We Rise Up,” designed to bring attention to how important it is to rise up and support public parks and recreational opportunities.

Every day, parks professionals in Hutto and beyond rise up in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being of the communities they serve. Our Hutto groundskeepers and administrative staff dedicate their time and talents to provide clean, safe and fun spaces for all members of our growing community to enjoy.

To celebrate these public servants, the City of Hutto is unveiling a new video series this month on YouTube, shining the spotlight on each member of the Hutto parks team. The videos were filmed on location in some of the great parks and trails throughout the City.

Additionally, the Hutto City Council is officially proclaiming July as Parks and Recreation Month here in Hutto. Local supporters are invited to join in a group photo with Parks Superintendent Jeff White and Hutto Mayor Mike Snyder during the July 7 City Council meeting. Following the proclamation, the special video tribute to parks staff will make its debut.

Throughout July, the City will also showcase the recently-named Adam Orgain Park, located adjacent to the Brushy Creek Amphitheater at 1001 CR 137. While there are no known photos of Adam Orgain, researchers do know that he was the first known settler in Hutto—a slave who was brought to Central Texas in the early 1850s and eventually started a family here. Today, this serene 65-acre park, just a couple of miles from where Adam Orgain built his homestead, is nestled along the cliffs of Brushy Creek, and is also the site of Brushy Creek Amphitheater. Adam Orgain Park is home to the KOKEFEST country music festival, Juneteenth Celebration, Holidays in Hutto and many other events throughout the year, along with beautiful pavilions and natural spaces to picnic, fish and just relax in the outdoors. Stay tuned to the City of Hutto’s YouTube channel for a new video this month highlighting the amazing Adam Orgain Park!

Finally, the City would like to extend its deep appreciation this month to the Parks Advisory Board, a group of volunteers who work with City staff to develop recommendations to City Council regarding policies and rules relating to the administration of public parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs. They also give their time to beautify, maintain and promote local parks. There are currently a few vacancies on the Parks Advisory Board. Those looking to get involved with the PAB and make a difference can learn more or apply by visiting HuttoTX.gov.

For more information about public parks in Hutto, visit our Parks and Recreation Department pages on HuttoTX.gov and Facebook.

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