Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most commonly asked questions we receive on our contact page, in the comments, or in person.

Q: What is the best way to contact someone from Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails?
A: The best way to get in touch with us is through our Contact us! page.

Q: Can I reserve the pavilion or part of the trail for an event / party?
A: The city of Austin has not designated our park or trail as a reservable area. As such, you’ll need to treat the park, including the pavilion, as a “first come, first serve” area.

Q: What are the leash laws? Can I have my pet off-leash?
A: According to the city of Austin, there are 12 off-leash areas in several parks throughout the city. Copperfield trails and the adjoining park do not fall under any of these areas. As such, you are required to keep your dog on a leash at all times. For direct information at the City of Austin’s own website, click here.

Q: Help! I’ve found injured/abandoned wildlife! What do I do?
A: If the wildlife is injured, please contact us or Austin Wildlife Center right away. If you have found a young animal while nagivating the trails or in nearby yards, please consult this guideline before taking any steps. The most commonly found animal is a young bird on the ground. Just because they are not in the nest does not always mean they are abandoned or in trouble. All birds spend about a week on the ground before they fully learn how to fly. If you have immediate questions about found wildlife or birds on the ground, or if you need help assisting an injured animal, please call 512 660 0681.

Q: I’d like to volunteer! How do I go about doing that!
A: Take a look at our event calendar. We have four official volunteer days per year! If you’d like to volunteer on your own, you’re more than welcome to clean up trash, clear debris from the trails, or plant native wildflowers or other plants.

If you have any other questions, as always, please use our contact page, or feel free to post a comment here.

13 comments on “Frequently Asked Questions”

    • DeanaD2 Reply

      will add you to our email list for announcements. thank you for your interest.

  1. Maria Delgado Reply

    I would like to be added to your email list for announcements as I will be moving to the neighborhood early next year.

    • Deana Reply

      added you to our email list. Thanks for your interest. Happy Trails!

  2. Mark Henricks Reply

    I’d like to be added to your email list. I’m looking forward to helping out with the trail. Thanks for keeping this great resource in good shape!

    • Deana Reply

      We have a business meeting coming Sept 27, then It’s My Park Day Fall the first Saturday in November, 2020 trail work days to be decided at meeting, but probably Saturday before MLK Day, Spring It’s My Park Day the first Saturday in march, and Keep Austin Beautiful Day usually scheduled in April.
      Always welcome trail users and/or those just wanting to give back to Austin’s park and greenbelt spaces.
      Let me know what questions you have.
      Group emails will be coming from my personal email d…d…

  3. Jacqui Crissey Reply

    I would like to be added to your email list, I love the trail and want to bring my 4 boys out for the next volunteer work day!

    • Deana Reply

      done! you are now added to our email list.
      Our planned work days are Fall It’s My Park Day November 2, 2019 January 18, 2020 (Sat before MLK Day), March 7, 2020 Spring It’s My Park Day, and Keep Austin Beautiful Day which is usually the first or second Saturday in April.
      Registration for It’s My Park Day Nov 2 will open in October and I’ll send out an email, post on our website, and post a message at the Yager park kiosk, and it will be listed on the Austin Park Foundation website under Copperfield Trail something with a link to register.
      We will have a variety of activities, mostly focusing on mulching around Blakeney pond, but you can do trash pick up or help with native plant maintenance.
      We’d love to have you and family join us for a fun volunteer day on the trails.
      You are, of course, welcome to pick up trash on the trail anytime. 🙂

  4. Ursula Gartz Reply

    You need to add a button “add me to your distribution list” or something 🙂
    Or well, at least add me specifically, please!

    • Deana Reply

      Great idea about adding a button. Our distribution list is maintained separately from this website and I’ve added you to it.
      For now, for our website we are operating under “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” as most of our volunteer efforts go into the volunteer cleanup days, which we try to do at least four times per year. Our website gets very little traffic and Nextdoor, Facebook, Keep Austin Beautiful and Austin Parks Foundation probably bring in more volunteers for events than this website. Glad you found us this way, though.
      thanks for your interest!

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