In January of 2015, Bike Hutto became one of the first Hutto organizations to get involved with the Adopt-A-Spot program. This City of Hutto program is a way for residents to get involved in taking care of the community. Groups can “adopt” different city roadways, parks, and other areas around town by organizing trash clean ups, landscaping, and other ways to ‘Keep Hutto Beautiful’. The organization makes a two-year time commitment with a minimum of four clean-up and/or beautification projects per year.
“We were very pleased to receive Creekside Park as our “spot” in the program. So many of us ride the Cottonwood Creek Trail that passes through the park. This was a way for us to help make the area even more beautiful and make an impact in the community. Creekside Park now feels like home and there is a real sense of pride.” says Bike Hutto founder, Jessica Romigh.
The bicycling organization has had multiple Adopt-A-Spot events at Creekside throughout 2015. In March, they had one of their events in conjunction with the City of Hutto Arbor Day and were one of the volunteer groups that helped in the planting of 24 trees along the trail. In April, Bike Hutto did a trash clean up in the park as part of Hutto’s Big Event. Following the severe Memorial Day floods, a clean-up day was scheduled in June to help with all the debris that had floated into the park when it was underwater. In addition to liter and debris clean up, there are plans to do some native Texas landscaping surrounding picnic areas in the future. On July 25th, 2015, Bike Hutto had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new sign that officially designates Creekside Park as being adopted by Bike Hutto.
Creekside Park is located at 305 Orchard Way, along the Cottonwood Creek Trail. The park contains two playscapes, as well as practice fields, picnic tables, grills, and bathrooms.
Interested in adopting your own spot here in Hutto? Details on how can be found HERE!
Getting T.H.E.R.E. Benefit: Environment
BFC Designation: Encouragement