The Colorado River Walkers are pleased to be hosting a walk in east Austin on Saturday, April 15th. The walk start point is the Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center (shown below), located at 808 Nile St., Austin, TX 78702.
The first part of the walk follows the Boggy Creek Greenbelt Trail, which can be seen in the picture at the top of this post. Pretty, right?
The walk route also goes through part of Rosewood Neighborhood Park. This park was opened by the city in 1930 to serve the African-American community in what was then segregated Austin. In addition to the usual recreational facilities, Rosewood Park contains some significant historical sites. Below is a picture of the Bertram-Huppertz home. The house, along with surrounding acreage, was purchased by the city from Emmie Bertram Huppertz in 1928 for the purpose of creating the park. It later became the clubhouse and bath house for the Rosewood Recreation Center.
Walkers also pass by “The Pillars” art project in Rosewood Park, which is shown on the front cover of the walk flyer. For all the details, please download a copy below.
After viewing the sights in Rosewood Park, the 5 km walkers head back to the Start/Finish on the Boggy Creek Greenbelt Trail.
The 10 km walkers continue into the surrounding neighborhoods. They walk through Austin Community College Eastview Campus and along streets with a mixture of new and old homes, a sign of the gentrification of East Austin. The route also takes a detour through the charming Boggy Creek Farm. Below is a picture of the historic Boggy Creek Farmhouse, which was built in 1841. The home has been renovated, repaired and restored over the years with loving care. You can read about it here.
Last is a view of the grounds of Boggy Creek Farm. We’re planning on having a checkpoint there!
We think it’s going to be a great walk, and we hope you’ll be able to join us!