Circle D Civic Association
Circle D is a scenic community located in the Lost Pines of Bastrop County, TX. The area’s beautiful pines and small lakes offer an idyllic rural setting for life in the country. Circle D is a deed restricted subdivision.
LIFE IN CIRCLE D
Circle D is a thriving community committed to preserving the quality of life, vegetation, wildlife, and community facilities. Committees work to ensure that Circle D continues to be a great place to live. Circle D is a deed restricted subdivision.
On Sunday, September 4, 2011, the Bastrop County Complex Fire ignited (the article has a factual error – there were only 2 deaths due to the fire, not 4). It is still considered the worst wildfire in Texas history. The primary fire started in Circle D in the northeast corner of County Road and Charolais Dr but later merged with another fire that began at roughly the same time 4 miles to the north. The cause of the fire in Circle D was a dead pine tree blowing onto the electrical line (as reported by the homeowner who first called 911). Read more...
Preparing for Wildfires - an article from the Texas A&M Forest Service
FireWise USA - an article from the National Fire Protection Association
Representative John Cyrier
Senator Kirk Watson
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Fire: Emergency Services District #2
Sheriff:Non-Emergency 24 hrs
County Commissioner Precinct 2 Clara Beckett
Constable Precinct 2
August Meduna, Jr
Environmental and Sanitation
Recycling Center and Transfer Station
Aqua Water Supply Corporation
The task of the Park Committee is to maintain and improve properties and facilities owned by the Association. Members may reserve the pavilion at no charge by submitting the Park Pavilion Reservation Form. If you are interested in serving on the Park Committee, fill out the Committee Application. Email the Park Committee Chair for questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accept bids to mow, weed eat, remove trash, kill weeds, trim trees and shrubs, clean up trails and shorelines
Remove intrusive plants in the lakes
Provide portable toilet facilities
Explore possible uses for the reserve area between Old Firetower and Shore Front Rd
Expand the walking trails
Results of Fish Study, 8/10/19
Park Committee Reports
Circle D Civic Association received a grant from Kaboom! through a partnership with the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team after the 2011 wildfire. With the help of many volunteers, our playground was built in one day on September 20, 2012. Circle D added a pavilion a couple of months later. The swings were installed February, 2020. Since then, Circle D has worked to maintain a clean and safe environment for our property owners.
"This kid-inspired playspace was made possible through the funding and volunteer power of Disney, ESPN, Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team, Circle D Civic Association, KaBOOM! and this community."
One of the most scenic aspects of Circle D is Hicks Lake, also know as the George Ross Lakes, located on FM 1441 near the fire station. The two lakes are part of the Circle D common area and are available for the Circle D community.
While actual documents could not be found regarding the development of the Lakes, most recollections begin with the late 60s/early 70s. During that time, the area was part of Camp Swift. Then the land was purchased by various developers. In 1976, TimeWealth Corporation turned over the Circle D development to the newly formed Circle D Civic Association. By 1986, the lakes were referred to as the Twin Lakes and the lower dam was called Hicks Dam. A Twin Lakes Beautification Project was formed to work on cleaning up the area. The Fire Station was added in 1986, staffed by volunteer firefighters. In 1992, the Circle D Board decided to rename the lakes in honor of George Ross, a long-time board member. Today, the lakes are now referred to as the George Ross Lakes (Upper and Lower).
August 10, 2019
The Welcome Committee was formed after the May 2018 Annual Meeting when volunteers signed up to participate. The goal of the committee is to present a welcoming atmosphere for all newcomers to the Circle D Community by presenting them with a welcome bag containing helpful information about the area.
If you are new to the Circle D neighborhood, or know someone is new, and would like to receive our welcome bag, please email email@example.com to arrange a time that is convenient for you to have the welcome bag delivered by our committee.
Donations from local businesses for the welcome bag are gratefully accepted. Coupons or discounts to help people get to know our area would be appropriate.
If you are interested in serving on the Welcome Committee, fill out the Committee Application.
Welcome Committee Reports
Planned activities are a great way for Circle D members to get involved with the community. Members can volunteer their time, donate items or just show up and get to know their neighbors.
The First Annual National Night Out was held October 2, 2018. The Association provided hot dogs, chips, and water while members brought desserts. Kids played in a bouncy house, climbed on a fire truck, and rode on a barrel train.
On March 30, 2019, members had an opportunity to learn strategies for proper tree planting, mulching, and pruning. Daniel Lewis from the TX A&M Forest Service demonstrated how to plant a Chinquapin Oak tree - not too deep and not piling mulch around the trunk.
The Circle D community wide garage sale was held on Saturday, November 7, 2020. More than fifteen property owners designated their home as a garage sale site while others chose to set up a table at the parking lot next to the fire station on FM 1441. Comments from vendors included:
"I love it. Wish we had more vendors." - Mary N.
"I think it's wonderful how Circle D works to foster the community with a garage sale. So great to find people who needed the stuff that we wanted to sell." - Lela D.
"We need balloons or something. Music." - Dorothy N.
"I enjoyed the garage sale. Let's have more." - Bob K.
"Super great that you do this. It's organized." - Barbara M.
The 3rd annual Circle D community garage sale was held on Saturday, November 6. A total of 14 vendors took advantage of the opportunity to sell their stuff at either the park or at their home. Maps were available at the park.
Another Clean Sweep event was held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00 - 3:00 at the Circle D Community Park. The four dumpsters, provided by the county at no cost to the Association, were full by 11:30. Another Clean Sweep will be scheduled for next February or March.
The Clean Sweep event held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:00 - 3:00 was a success. Four dumpsters were parked at the Circle D Community Park next to the fire station on FM 1441. Volunteers helped those who were unable to remove junk from their property and bring it to the Clean Sweep. Thanks to Clara Beckett, County Commissioner, for providing the dumpsters.
Your Board of Directors has offered a variety of events such as a Community Wide Garage Sale and a Clean Sweep. If you have suggestions or would like to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.