Hill Country Conservancy, REI team up to host pop-up parks at SXSW

A lone hiker walks down a portion of the Violet Crown Trail. Photo by Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman

A lone hiker walks down a portion of the Violet Crown Trail. Photo by Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman

All the urban grit and fast-moving brain buzz of SXSW can grind a girl down.

That’s why the Hill Country Conservancy, along with REI, is creating a series of pop-up parks, places where festival goers can rest, recharge and connect with nature.

The temporary green spaces will feature a Violet Crown Trail photo booth, some trees, a solar charging station, water, cold brew coffee, yard games and more. YETI and Kammok will give away daily prizes to those who check into the parks via social media.

Today’s location? The outdoor lounge area at the W Hotel, 200 Lavaca Street. Park hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More parks will pop up Wednesday and Thursday at various locations. The Hill Country Conservancy will announce the locations day by day on Facebook, Twitter and here.

 

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