I have often said that the best job and most joyful days of my life were spent working as a Lifeguard when Jack was the boss man. He was a true individual (the highest compliment a man can receive according to Kierkegaard) and made us ever mindful of the fact that we were caretakers of one of the treasures of Austin. All love to you and the Robinson family.
Dave Parsons, Lifeguard in the 60's &
2011 Texas Poet Laureate
Jack was one of my mentors in parks and recreation. He was an outstanding professional and contributed so much to the Dallas and Austin Parks and Recreation Departments and by serving as President of the National Recreation and Park Association and the Texas Recreation and Park Society. Jack will never be forgotten.
Jan, we have so many happy memories of good times with you all in Steamboat. Tom and Nancy Kirwan
Jack: You were a true professional! You will be missed! Austin Parks and Recreation Staff!
A good disciple and a good friend. He will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace,Jack.You and I go back a long way.
Jack was a very good man and cared deeply about the problems of others. He was my friend and taught me a lot about how to live my life. I will miss him very much.
As two of your former employees, we will always remember you for your support and assistance 38 years ago when we were married in the Mabel Davis Rose Garden at Zilker Park. You were definitely one of a kind and we appreciated your unique personality! Our condolences to the family.
He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will live on in the heart of everyone whose life he inspired and touched.
His legacy will live on reflected in everyone whose life he inspired and touched!
I worked with Jack when he was the Parks Director for the City of Austin. I have the greatest respect for him and appreciation for his contributions to the Austin parks system. He was a good man.
Jack was an inspirational leader and he will be missed.