About Austin Parks Foundation

access to great parks for every Austinite


30+ Years of People + Parks

Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been connecting people and parks. APF is dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance people’s lives by improving our public parks, trails and green spaces through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support. Our goal is to improve Austin’s parks by building community through our parks with people at the forefront of our work. 

Our programming and strategic vision are aimed at helping to fill the funding and resource gap for our parks. We strive to ensure that every Austinite has access to well-kept parks, trails and green spaces no matter their neighborhood.

APF has invested over $80 million in Austin parks since its inception in 1992, and our annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, results in an average of $650,000 in volunteer labor each year. APF also fosters unique partnerships, is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and empowers neighbors all over the city to create a parks system that serves their needs. 

Completed Projects

In 2023, APF Was Able to...


Provide more than $220,000 in ACL Music Festival Grants to fund improvements and amenities identified by community members.


Complete 10 park improvement projects including Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park, McBeth Rec. Center Playground and more!


Invest more than $600,000 in volunteer labor hours into the parks. Our projects help bridge the park system budget deficit.


Contribute 80 percent of every dollar given to Austin Parks Foundation directly to park projects and programs.

Our Work Around Austin, TX

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