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Doss Park Improvement and Refresh Project

Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


Positions0 Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age LimitAll Ages
We're getting closer - I will be sending email communications also but here's a quick update on plans for Saturday.  

  1. Shifts:  I have not setup shifts.  We're flexible on time and the expectation with alll the goings on (i.e., Baseball, soccer) will be to show up and put in an hour or more if you're able.  
  2. I will have a table setup for check-in near the lower entry gate on North Hills. The goal will be to get you checked in, provide tools, assign work area and provide a quick safety overview.  I hope to have t-shirts pre-arranged as well depending on when they are available.  
  3. Fruit, trailmix and water will be available throughout the workday.  
  4. The work assignments will be delegated based on ages and capabilities.  
  5. Work assignments:  
    • Mulching distribution - 5+ beds -- we're getting a huge load of mulch and will need a great deal of help transporting it to various locations in the parkWe hope you'll join us this year for It's My Park Day at Doss Park!
    • Mulching/spreading - will need volunteers to spread the mulch in the various beds
    • Limestone brick placement - will need help placing these heavier stones around a couple of select beds
    • Planting - I'm expecting to have a couple of Crape Myrtles for the Far West leg.  We'll need help digging and planting these. 
    • Cleanup - will need a number of volunteers to perform a sweep across the grounds with trash bags and also available at the latter part of the day to assist with final wash down, tool collection and possibly blowing off areas where mulch has overlapped
    • Clearing - depending on the tools we have available, there's an option we're looking at for leveling and clearing some of the larger rock in the "soccer" area near North Hills -- could be very difficult work depending on the assessment (TBD)
  6. Bring gloves if you have them and wheel barrows will be greatly appreciated. We will only have a limited amount of tools provided.  

Looking forward to meeting you and to a successful work day at Doss!  

Any questions, please email me at or call my cell 512-645-6085.  

Chad Jowers
1) Bring shovels, mulching rakes, gloves and wheelbarrows if you have them.
2) Plan to work at least an hour if you can
3) Fruit, trail mix and water provided
PerksT-shirts will be given out but will have supply limitations. In the event supplies do run out, you may send an email to for up to two weeks after this event (limited sizes are available)
Parking DetailsParking should be available along North Hills, Far West and limited along Northledge:
Please respect our neighbors and their property - avoid walking through yards, parking in driveways/in front of driveways, loitering etc.
CausesCommunity Environment
SkillsCleanups Landscaping Maintenance Mentoring Mulching Planting and Gardening Remove Debris Weed Whacking
111 Positions Filled | 0 Impacts | 0 Hours

Location: Check-in will be located near the lower entry gate of Doss Park off North Hills, Doss Elementary, 7005 Northledge, Austin, TX 78731

Shifts (1)

General RegistrationSat, Mar 05, 10:00AMSat, Mar 05, 3:00PM111/110Over