An adventurous woman who donated more than 60 acres of open, undeveloped land which later became Charro Ranch Park in Dripping Springs passed away last month.
Lucy Hibberd, 75, of Austin, passed away at her home in Aspen, Colo., on Nov. 21, according to her obituary.
Hibberd attended high school in Dallas and eventually graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Her joys, according to her obituary, were her Charro Ranches in Gardner, Colo., and in Dripping Springs.
She is known for donating her land to the city of Dripping Springs in 2008 for use as a “non-lighted park and personal reflection or quiet area,” according to her obituary.
The land, which later became known as Charro Ranch Park, had trails that were upgraded and improved to her “standard of ‘done right.’”
Hibberd led an “adventurous life” which consisted of climbing all 52 Colorado Mountains over 14,000 feet, along with her enjoyment of skiing the Colorado Rockies, Swiss Alps and Canadian Bugaboos, according to her obituary.
Along with planning and leading expeditions, Hibberd also piloted her own plane for a few years.