Links to what others
are saying about Pecan Grove:
Chronicle: Best of Austin 2011 - Best Trailer Park
Life: "Part of the fun is Pecan Grove RV Park, a funky
oasis in the middle of Austin. This is an old-time park that the
city grew around over the years, and one of the last RV parks where
you can camp just blocks from downtown of a major city. It has a
mix of permanent residents and transients like us, plus a few eccentric
A review on Yelp
says "Knowing someone with a trailer here is like knowing someone
with a boat - you suck up to them...For ACL [Austin
City Limits], REALLY suck up to your friends, since this short
walk to Zilker cannot be beat with the promise of an air-conditioned
trailer to regroup or nap in..."
"The park itself is a wonderful little community of mostly
people who either live here as their primary place of residence,
or have a permanent place to retreat to on the weekends. They have
made this little slice of land in the middle of the city of Austin
into not only a cozy campground-feeling place to stay for a few
nights (or in our case, a months) but also a real neighborhood."
"We arrived in Pecan Grove and were immediately sucked into
the very cool groove in this park. This ain't Grandma's RV park!"
There was a huge uproar
in the "Keep Austin Weird" community with confusion that
Pecan Grove was to be torn down to make way for a massive condo
project. Partly true, it was actually our neighbor, the Shady Grove
RV Park that was lost "In
the Shadow of the Condo." The saddest loss was the massive
pecan trees, some hundreds of years old. There was an agreement
with the developer to save some of the largest ones, but a hail
storm that came up at an unfortunate time prevented that from happening.
I guess it was inevitable that the value of this prime real estate
would dictate a higher density use, but still, so sad...Let's hope
they really do "Save the Nuts" at Pecan Grove!