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South Austin Trail Gets Exercise Stations

Today I wanted to share a fun new development at one our Austin parks that is the result of a City Council member, Ellen Troxclair.


I love this story because it involves two things I love–the outdoors and resourceful Texas women.

Back when Ellen Troxclair was running for City Council, I started following her campaign because I liked seeing a young, polished and articulate woman run for office.  She won the election, and has been holding her own in City Council.

At the end of last year, Troxclair announced that she had saved 10% ($30,000) of her office’s budget to reinvest in the district, and would be using it to revamp the fitness stations along a trail at Dick Nichols Park.


I knew I liked her for a reason! One of the reasons I love outdoor activities is because they are a pleasant form of exercise, far more appealing than the gym, to me at least. Naturally, I love seeing these fitness stations along the trail.



The park itself is located in South Austin; super convenient, relatively scenic, and dangerously close to a place that sells chips & queso. (Santa Rita on Slaughter Ln.)

Post workout snack anyone?



So this Spring, South Austinites, make a date with Dick Nichols if you haven’t already!


I’ve heard Ellen is looking for ways to better fund other Austin parks, and I’m behind her on this. Thanks Ellen for giving us a better space to get outdoors.

Plan Your Visit

  • Dick Nichols Park Website and Map: Click Here
  • Note: restrooms here get a D-. Go before you go!

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