Views of the Neighborhood – Grand Opening of the Lakeway Playscape

Artist rendering of the playscape

The new playscape is designed for kids ages 2 to 12. It features three-shade cloth-covered climbing towers, a hover net, pre-cast concrete logs, boulders and a bison rock, multi-generational swings, a ten-spin merry-go-round, and musical instruments.

Today’s excursion is to Lakeway Park for the Grand Re-opening of the playscape. The playscape has undergone some renovations and upgrades, and now it’s time to participate in the celebration. Today’s brunch is catered by Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Austin. Our entertainment is Little Big Town.

BRUNCH MENU BRUNCH CLASSICS

Pomegranate Sangria

Fresh Squeezed Screwdriver

House Bloody Mary

Fresh Squeezed Greyhound

Mimosa

Harvey Wallbanger – Vodka, Galliano, fresh OJ

Don Francisco Coffee – Iced espresso cold brew, Licor 43

Bloody Local – Pepper & chile-infused local vodka, house bloody mix

JAK ORIGINALS

Chicken & Biscuits – Crispy fried chicken breast, buttermilk biscuit, green chile gravy, smashed breakfast potatoes. Add egg in any style.

Roasted Ribeye & Sage Hash – Crispy potato bird nest, charred ribeye, and potato hash, fried farm eggs, smoky chipotle hollandaise

JAK Con Todo Quesadilla – Pico de gallo, whole hog sausage, crispy potatoes, scrambled farm eggs, applewood smoked bacon, jack cheese

Barbacoa Eggs Benedict – Fried green tomatoes, slow-roasted barbacoa, poached farm egg, smoky chipotle hollandaise, smashed breakfast potatoes.

Dee Dee’s Short Stack – Mascarpone stuffed Challah french toast, TX whiskey & local honey glaze, berry compote, Mexican vanilla whipped cream.

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s go.

Our first stop is to view how the playground looked two weeks ago (Time machine miracle), A construction barrier.

Another shot of two weeks ago.

The Mayor, Tom Kilgore (R), and Mayor Pro-Tem Louis Mastrangelo prepare to cut the opening ribbon.

A fine cut.

Another view from two weeks ago.

The same view today. A lot of happy children.

The techs are getting the movie screen ready to go for a movie later. The movie is Peter Rabbit.

The popcorn machine will be hopping for the movie.

Funny crowns for the kids.

Cookies and water for everyone.

There are hot dogs too.

Thanks for coming along. I hope you have a great week. Now sit back enjoy the food, drinks, and the music.

 

89 comments

  1. Nice to see the kiddos get a new play area.

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    1. It is a super area. They should enjoy it.

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  2. This is wonderful! A great area for both children and adults to gather. Thanks for sharing, John. Wishing you and the family a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you , Jill. I wish the same for you and your family as well.

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  3. Wow! Lakeway went all out!!

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    1. Kids are the number one priority here for sure. 😁

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  4. Cheers to the park improvement. Your community sure is active – so I imagine this park will get good use. Good choice with Little Big Town.

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    1. Yes, the play area was fine before but the shade coverings will make it so much better in the heat.

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  5. I grabbed my Harvey Wallbanger and ribeye and watched the kids play, listened to the music and I’m now waiting for the movie to start!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Don’t forget your bag of popcorn. Thanks, GP.

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      1. ‘fraid not – too full, hic

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      2. Next time then

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  6. It’s always nice when some of the tax’s & fees get spent on kids. It looks like a great playground.

    I’ll have Chicken & Biscuits and a Bloody Mary. I;m gonna sit with GP for a while and watch. I’ll snag a hot dog on the way out.

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    1. I agree, Dan. Just watching all the kids have fun on the equipment was rewarding. I wish I could have taken more photos of them enjoying themselves but I always avoid publishing underaged kid shots.

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      1. God practice.

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  7. I love how your city has so many activities.

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    1. There seems to be something going on all the time. Thanks, Joan. 😊

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  8. What a wonderful park for families to enjoy. I’ll have the pomegranate sangria and Dee Dee’s short stack while I listen to the music and watch the children play. A great day.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. It was a great day. 😁

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    This is lovely, John. Thanks for sharing the good news and all the happy vibes from the little ones. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. It was a terrific event 😊

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  10. Looks like so much fun.

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    1. If I were a kid I would like to play there.

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  11. I agree with Dan Antion. It’s good to see tax money spent to benefit the people.

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  12. The new playground looks like a magical place.

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    1. It is for kids I’m sure. Thanks Molly Shea.

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  13. I know I keep repeating myself, but man, do you ever live in a great town!!
    Thanks for the nosh and wonderful music in accompaniment!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. We loce it here.

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      1. With good reason!

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      2. I was going to ask how the hell does one sub a c for a v and then I noticed they are right next to each other. πŸ™„

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      3. Hahaha! I knew what you were saying and yeah, they are keyboard buddies πŸ˜‰

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  14. petespringerauthor · ·

    As others have mentioned, your town sure has a lot of great community events. Because I’m curious about things like this, I Googled the population. Lakeway has grown from 11,391 in 2010 to 19,189 in 2020.

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    1. Yes the boom is amazing. There have been a number of multiple dwelling units put in as will as a boom in construction.

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  15. Now THAT’s a spot for ME! 🀣

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  16. Great design for the kids! A little shade makes sense. I like that there are “musical instruments.” Cookies, popcorn and a movie – a grand opening indeed. Have a good Sunday. Thanks for the great spread!

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Jo. Have a great week.

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  17. Wonderful that they take care of things. Around here, they install then walk away forever.

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    1. This is actually the second improvement. I’m glad they stay with it.

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  18. Hi John, the park looks great. It’s nice to see everyone having a good time outside.

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    1. Yes it is. Thank you, Robbie.

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  19. Hi John,

    I splurged on the Eggs Benedict and a Mimosa, thank you, just delicious! The park looks great and how wonderful to create a safe and fun place for the children. I loved the movie and popcorn option, too, along with the great music. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren for coming along. Glad you enjoyed it.😊

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  20. Is it for children? Then, I’m one of them, dear John! Wonderful playscape, dear John! My congratulations to your Major for the project!

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    1. Thank you, Dear Maria. It is a fun place. 😁

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      1. 😍😍😍🎈🎈🎈

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      2. Not sure you old folks will enjoy it though. 🀣

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  21. Looks like a great place for the kids to wear off some excess energy! Well-maintained parks like this one are vital to a community’s well-being. Glad to see Lakeway Park completed its remodeling.

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    1. Yes these parks are vital. Thanks, Debbie.

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  22. If the chef allows, I would have that potato nest (unless it has something to do with meat).
    Fried green tomatoes, toast (not French), berry compote and coffee.
    I know chefs hate mixing it up for us fussies, so if not possible, I’ll nurse a Mimosa until I get some popcorn.

    Speaking of children, I’m almost finished the second drawing. It’ interesting how drawings come out. A lot, the AGMs come out avant garde…even sexy.
    These ones do have a childlike aura.
    I can hardly wait for you to see them!

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    1. You can have whatever you want. I can’t wait to see the drawings too.

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      1. Sending them in a few minutes!

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      2. They were lovely. Thank you so much.

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      3. Yay! Working on the post now. I’ll need to cook dinner shortly, but the review I don’t know how to do is coming along quite nicely. Should have it done late tomorrow or Wednesday. It’s always so exciting when I do this!

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      4. Since I don’t post on Wednesday if you do it then, I’ll reblog and spend the day with it. I’ll reblog no matter but If your post isn’t competing with one of mine it is so much better.

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      5. Okie dokie! xo

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  23. Great to know with all the building going on they’re still setting aside spaces for the kids!

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    1. So true, Becky

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      1. Some of that going on around here, but they sure are slow-moving.

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  24. Looks like a fun new addition for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Wonderful reopening! Looks like a fun place for the kids.

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    1. I think they are going to love it, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

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  26. What a fantastic day! Cookies, popcorn, a movie. My boys would have been all over that playground – and so would I, lol.

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    1. Me too, Teri. It was a pleasure to be there.

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  27. Interesting menu but NO POTATO PANCAKES! Hahaha. Did you study that playground drawing? Does it really look good for 2-12? That seems like such a range, doesn’t it?

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    1. I’ll have to look for them. You must have your potato pancakes. Yes the rang seems big but there are some features the older kids would like. Sitting on one of the covered platforms talkign would be one.

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      1. They have to come with sour cream.

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  28. That looks like a great playground – my 4 boys would have loved playing there when they were little. Thanks for sharing these pictures – takes me back to those days πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes it took me back too.

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      1. My guys would not fit on the play gym πŸ˜‰

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      2. I have a tough time myself. πŸ˜ƒ

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      3. Haha! I would probably break a bone going down the slide…

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      4. I did that when my daughter was about six.

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      5. Oh no! Hope it wasn’t too bad of a break.

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      6. A couple of ribs.

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  29. Looks like a great time for kids of all ages, Boss.

    I checked out the menu for Evil Wiener and couldn’t make up my mind between the Tex-Mex and La Revolucion. So of course, me being me, if I ever have occasion to visit this food truck . . Imma go with both.

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    1. Both is the correct answer. Thanks, Marc.

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  30. This is wonderful! Hats off to Lakeway. Keep those kids moving on the playground and (hopefully) away from the screen.

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