Investing in Parks: Austin’s Parks + Trails as Economic Drivers

Grant Ausbury 
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On April 7th, the civic world in Austin seemed to halt for a few brief moments. John Hockenyos, an Austin based economist, delivered a less-than-rosy economic impact update to Austin’s City Council in the wake of COVID-19. “I’m hoping that is a slightly pessimistic scenario, but I think it is a realistic scenario,” Hockenyos said.  The scenario predicted Great Depression …

Our Work – All Investments Map

Our Work Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support. For over 25 years we have made our tagline people + parks the focus of our work. At APF we: ACTIVATEWe create programming like Movies in the Park and the Adopt-A-Park program to …

Grants

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020 Grants & Design Services! Our Grants Program has invested more than $20 Million in Austin’s parks, trails, and green spaces! These funding opportunities are given to Adopt-A-Park groups looking to make a difference in their park. We’re now accepting applications for Fall 2020’s ACL Music Festival Community + Neighborhood Grants through September 30th! Learn …

Parks for Pups

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Staff

Our Team Staff Board of Directors Past Board Staff Allison Watkins Chief Strategy Officer Favorite Park – Ramsey Park 512-387-2995 Barry Rivera Volunteer ManagerFavorite Park – Little Stacy 512-621-6411 Chuck Foster Project LeaderFavorite Park – Springwoods Park512-477-1566 Colin Wallis CEOFavorite Park – Barton Creek Greenbelt512-387-3006 Cynthia Rodriguez Outreach ManagerFavorite Park – Mary Moore Searight Park 512-387-2998 Grant Ausbury Sr. Digital …

About

About Austin Parks Foundation   access to great parks for every Austinite DONATE TO THE PARKS 27 Years of People + Parks Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has been committed to ensuring the future of Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces. We provide resources, programming and funding to ensure access to parks for every Austinite. We create volunteer opportunities (both …

Still Need Some Volunteers for It’s My Park Day

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Tomorrow, It’s My Park Day returns – with 69 park improvement projects across Austin’s parks.  We have over 2,357 volunteers signed up, but we could still use several hundred more – our goal is 3,000 volunteers.  You can sign up at www.austinparks.org – among the projects with openings are: Williamson Creek Clean-up Johnson Creek Hike and Bike Trail Bull Creek …

Thanks to Starbucks at Turkey Creek Trail

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Today Starbucks employees along with Friends of Turkey Creek volunteers and Park Staff including Emma Long manager Alberto and staff member Buster worked to repair two creek crossings along the Turkey Creek Nature Trail.  Volunteers gathered and placed huge rocks to armor creek banks, installed steps and backfilled with gravel and packed down loose fill adding additional stepping stones across …

Rain and Volunteer Thanks…

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With rain failing from the sky on this Friday evening, I’m hoping that the volunteer workday out at Turkey Creek Trail @ Emma Long Park doesn’t get rained out, but if it does, at least we’re getting some of the wet stuff. We need it. While I’ve been working out at Gus Fruh Trail @ Barton Creek Greenbelt the last …