Celebrating Community in East Riverside

February Newsletter

Neighborhood News

Riverside Togetherness Project 

The Riverside Togetherness Project is a Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program that will be focusing on portions of the Riverside neighborhood for the next few years to create innovative crime solutions. The goals of this program are to increase trust between residents and the police, reduce violent and property crime, and improve community safety and engagement. Currently, they are in the initial planning and data gathering period and are looking to collaborate with all stakeholders in the grant area to improve the lives of those who live and work in the neighborhood. 

Funding to launch this long-term project was secured by the City of Austin Police Department through a U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance grant. 

For more information, or to give your input, email Adrienne O'Keefe at Adrienne.O'
It's My Park Day 

Austin Parks Foundation is hosting it's biggest city-wide volunteer event, It's My Park Day! Come join us on Saturday, March 2nd from 9am-12pm and help improve the Country Club Creek Greenbelt in our neighborhood! Register here: 

Friends of Riverside ATX Board

We still have two open positions on our board! There’s no better time to join a new organization than the start of a new year, so if you are interested in the Secretary or the Business Owner Representative positions, please email for more information. 

The board is what will keep our organization alive
, and it’s one heck of an opportunity to take some initiative in our community.

New Board Members:
  • Ashley C.
    She's a border town girl from south Texas who came to Austin for a summer internship, and returned after graduation because she felt at home. She's been “Keepin’ it Weird” in Austin for 5 years and counting! Her passion, and career are in construction. In her spare time, you can find her in a hot yoga class, crafting, or enjoying a good Netflix binge.
Renter Representative  
  • Julia C.
    Originally from Scotland, Julia moved to Austin in 2016 from London to be with her partner. She works in urban planning and has a strong interest in how communities are shaped by their physical environments. In her spare time she loves to travel, hike and rock climb.
Renter Representative
  • Olivia T.
    Olivia has been living in the Riverside neighborhood for 12+ years and is passionate about building community. Olivia combines her love of education with her knowledge of Mexican culture and Spanish. As a bilingual cultural arts educator, costume maker, visual artist, and salsa dance instructor, she expresses her love of Frida Kahlo and Day of the Dead. Olivia coordinated study abroad programs to Mexico from 2005-2013 and worked at the Mexic-Arte Museum from 2014-2017, where she oversaw tours, art classes, family and youth events, and community outreach. Olivia was honored to go to the White House to accept a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from Michelle Obama for the Screen It! program in 2016. She now coordinates programs for the Mexican American Cultural Center just blocks away from Riverside.
Homeowner Representative
  • Joe C. 
    Born in Austin, raised in Pflugerville, and lived all over the Austin area prior to buying his first place on East Riverside. He is a local financial adviser and looks forward to being involved in the community and getting to know all different kinds of people.

Yard Signs 

If you're looking for new yard art for your home, email us at for your own free Friends of Riverside ATX yard sign. 
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