Adopt-a-Park Summit


5th Annual Adopt-A-Park Summit coming May 2019

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5th Annual Summit Coming May 2019

Our 4th Annual Adopt-A-Park Summit was held Saturday, May 12th at the LCRA Redbud Center.

Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department partner to host the Adopt-A-Park Summit, featuring a full day of sessions and workshops every year with the aim of helping Adopt-A-Park leaders turn vision into reality

Current and new adopters, as well as those interested in adopting their park, are invited to join us for a day of learning and camaraderie!

2018 Schedule & Sessions

8:45 am
Sign in and pick up materials

9:00 am Opening Remarks
Colin Wallis, CEO – Austin Parks Foundation
Kimberly McNeely, Acting Director – Austin Parks & Recreation

9:30 am Keynote Panel
Funding our Future: Parks Priorities in the 2018 Bond Election
Opening Speaker: Council Member Leslie Pool
Panel Members: Terry Jungman, Ted Siff, Estrella de Leon
Moderator: John Rooney

10:30 am Session 1
Adopt-A-Park 101
Speakers: Christine Chute-Canul, Kathleen Mannello
From Vision to Design: Introducing APF Park Design Services!
Speakers: Katie Robillard, Charles Mabry

11:30 am Lunch Time Tables
While you enjoy complimentary lunch, please visit our table presenters:
TreeFolks, APF Ambassadors, Neighborhood Partnering Program and Bark Rangers!

12:30 pm – Session 2
Put the FUN in Fundraising: Creative and Effective Fundraising Activities
Speakers: Adrienne Dever, Todd Moon, Jason Traweek, John Rooney
People + Parks: Creating Community and Activity in Your Park
Speakers: Christine Chute-Canul, Kerstin Johansson

1:30 pm – Session 3
Planning for Your Park’s Future: Long-Term Vision and Planning
Speakers: Jennifer Potter-Miller, Laura Bucaro, Kristine Poland
Get the Word Out! Community Engagement and Communication Strategies
Speakers: Rachel Carneglia, Kathleen Mannello, Anissa Castillo