Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bouldin Creek History, Parks, Cultural Institutions, and Schools



Bouldin Creek is a cute, eclectic neighborhood just south of downtown Austin.


The area is named for Bouldin Creek, which runs through the middle of the neighborhood. Read on to explore its history, parks, cultural institutions and schools.

Then and Now

bouldin creek ricky guerrero park
photo of the opening of Ricky Guerrero Park in Bouldin Creek in 1972;
courtesy of @austinhistorycenter on Instagram

Bouldin Creek was settled in the 1920’s and 1930’s. It was an affordable area because of the constant threat of flooding before the Colorado River was dammed. It continues to be popular with Austinites who want to live close to downtown in a vibrant, walkable area with shops, restaurants and nearby parks.

Parks and Cultural Institutions

bouldin creek butler park
photo of Butler Park, courtesy of @spyglassrealty on Instagram


Schools

bouldin creek becker elementary
photo courtesy of @vivabeckerelementary on Instagram

Children in the Bouldin Creek area attend Austin ISD schools. Students in Pre-K through Fifth grades go to the historic Becker Elementary, a Dual Language School where children learn in English and Spanish. Becker was the first elementary school in South Austin when it opened in 1936. This school has a strong South Austin vibe with a Chicken Coop and a Green Classroom where students learn how to garden as part of their curriculum.

For grades six through eight, students go to Fulmore Middle School, AISD’s Law and Humanities magnet. Fulmore also has a Dual Language track for students who wish to continue their English/Spanish bilingual education. Fulmore has been a public school since 1886 and has been located in the heart of South Congress at Mary Street since 1911. Former Texas Governor Ann Richards was a teacher at Fulmore and John Henry Faulk, the storyteller who filed the lawsuit that ended the Hollywood Blacklist, was a student.

Residents in nine through twelfth grades go to Travis High School, which is an Early College High School, meaning students have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree for free at the same time that they are earning high school credits. They also have a Maker Space and a Law and Criminal Justice program that includes a Forensics program. 


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featured photo courtesy of @canisczyk on Instagram