Welcome to the Brentwood Neighborhood Association website

Brentwood is a neighborhood in north central Austin, Texas. The area is bordered by Burnet Road on the west, Lamar Blvd on the east, 45th Street on the south and Justin Lane on the north. The City of Austin annexed most of the neighborhood in 1946 and purchased the land next to Brentwood Elementary to establish the neighborhood's Brentwood Park in 1951. Running through the middle of the area is a tree-lined street named Arroyo Seco which follows a creek of the same name. This is the site of an annual holiday luminaria presentation.

Brentwood is now a trendy and popular area that is home to gorgeous tree-lined streets and established homes. Many of the homes are bungalow style homes, normally one story, and have a low to medium pitched roof and simple, rectangular shapes. Many were originally two bedrooms and were purchased by GIs who wanted to start families following WWII. The combination of original residents who never left the 'hood and a growing number of young professsionals have built a strong community which fits perfectly with the style of Austin.Welcome to Brentwood, y'all!!!


Several months ago, neighbors traveling along Arroyo Seco may have noticed stakes inthe ground marking off the proposed location of benches and dog waste disposal stations for the Arroyo Seco “Trail” project with the city’s Neighborhood Partnering Program.

The Arroyo "Trail" project will include important contributions from both the city and neighborhood volunteers. The city will install a demarcated pedestrian and bike “lane” on the roadway closest to the greenbelt along both the northbound and southbound streets of Arroyo Seco. The lanes will be separated from vehicle traffic by small traffic bumps called “buttons”. Neighborhood volunteers will install 12 benches and 7 dog waste disposal stations at points all along the greenbelt.

Visit our new page, Arroyo Trail, to follow along as we Blog about the process and learn how you can participate in this exciting endeavor.

Become an Urban Forest Steward

To become an Urban Forest Steward.
Learn how to identify trees and pests, care for and maintain trees, plant trees and protect Austin’s urban forest. Classes coming soon. Learn more on this Urban Forest Steward Flyer.

District 7 Candidate Forum

The Inaugural Lower District 7 City Council Candidate Forum is coming!  The forum will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church on Friday, September 26.  Meet the candidates from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.  The forum starts at 7:00 p.m.  Please see the Forum Flyer for more details.

Volunteers In Communities Tutoring Our Responsible Youth​

Volunteers In Communities Tutoring Our Responsible Youth​
VICTORY is an Austin ISD tutoring program that offers free tutoring to Austin residents (including private and charter schools) in grades 1-12 at the following seven public library branches throughout the Austin area:  

Little Walnut
Twin Oaks
University Hills
Tutoring is available for all subjects.
Tutoring is offered Monday - Thursday from 3-8 pm. Tutoring days vary by site.

BNA General Membership Meeting 02/19/14

Brentwood Neighborhood Association General Membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm at the North Austin Lions Club at 1103 Justin Lane.

We will be electing this year’s officers and steering committee; our current slate of Officers is: Dale Henry (President), Mike McChesney (Vice President), Evan Rivera (Secretary) and Angie Ward (Treasurer). Our nominations for Steering Committee include: Pam Leighton-Burwell, Michele Holt, Don Leighton-Burwell, John Halaburt, Bill Morgan, Chase Norris, and Sam Shore. We will also take nominations from the floor and are always looking for volunteers.

We will be reviewing BNA accomplishments over the past year, discussing an Arroyo Seco Improvement Project and other goals for 2014, and address common concerns in the neighborhood.

February is also the month to pay your neighborhood association dues. You can pay your dues in person at the meeting or pay via PayPal through this website.  At only $10/year, we are asking for your support by paying your dues and showing your willingness to sustain the works of our association. Do your part and let us know that you care about your neighborhood!

Curbside Organics Collection Pilot Progam

Austin Resource Recovery is excited to announce that select homes in the Brentwood neighborhood were chosen to participate in the City of Austin’s Curbside Organics Collection Pilot (see map). Pilot participants will receive weekly curbside collection of food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings.

Why an Organics Collection Pilot?
Nearly half of the materials that end up in Austin’s landfills are compostable!
Collecting organic materials at the curb will keep valuable materials out of our landfills, reduce harmful greenhouse gases and help Austin accomplish Zero Waste by 2040.

What’s Next?
In February, participating homes will receive additional information, including helpful tips and guidelines for the new organics collection service. A green, 96-gallon cart will be delivered to homes the week of Feb. 17. We’ll keep you informed throughout this process and would like to work with you to help make sure residents have the information they need.

Austin Resource Recovery also will host an informational open house where residents can learn what goes in the green organics cart, discover the benefits of the new service and ask questions. Attendees will receive a free kitchen compost collector (while supplies last), and refreshments will be provided.

Open House:
Feb. 12, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., Austin, TX 78731


Austin Resource Recovery is here to help. For more information, instructional videos and downloadable resources, residents can visit austintexas.gov/austincomposts or call 512-974-1945. If you have specific questions, feel free to email us.