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Katie is the Founder of ATX Walks. She’s walked thousands of miles and is committed to facilitating walking opportunities to encourage people to be physically active for a lifetime. She is also a certified walking coach and personal trainer with an Exercise is Medicine credential. She chooses to live car-free, so you may spot her walking, cycling, or using public transit while moving around in Austin.
There is no fee for the walking tour, but please consider making a donation of $5-$10 to the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC) in order to help defray the cost of our walking tour brochures and to demonstrate your support of our efforts to preserve Clarksville's unique history.
CCDC volunteers will serve lemonade and cookies in front of the Pauline Clarksville Neighborhood Center to walk participants.
This Saturday, April 29th, Katie Deolloz will lead a walking tour of historic Clarksville. The walk begins at 10AM at the Haskell House, 1703 Waterston.
Want to learn about the fascinating history of Clarksville? April 29th is your opportunity!!! That morning, Katie Deoloz, founder of ATX Walks, an organization that encourages walking as a way to get to know Austin's neighborhoods, and Mary Reed with the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC), will lead a free guided walk through Clarksville.
If you want to be part of the event, show up at the Haskell House, 1703 Waterston Avenue by 10AM. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
The CCDC's walking tour brochure will be available for all walkers in exchange for a donation to the CCDC, which is a 501c3 organization. Donations will be used to support the organization's missions:
1. Preserve the history of Clarksville.
2. Foster a sense of community in the neighborhood.
3. Maintain the economic and ethnic diversity of Clarksville through the CCDC's affordable housing program.
CCDC board members and volunteers will serve refreshments to all walkers at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, which is located in the 1800 block of West 11th Street.
Note: Recently, Katie led a small group of people on a walk around Clarksville. The photo that accompanies this blog is of Katie and the other walkers in front of the Haskell House. A good time was had by all.
Want to learn more about the fascinating history of historic Clarksville? The CCDC offers some great ways to do that. You can download a free copy of our walking tour brochure by going to the "About Clarksville" page on our website; contact Mary Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a guided tour of Clarksville; or you can stop by the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th Street, to pick up a printed brochure. You'll find the brochures in a basket on the front porch of the Center.