Advocate for Your park
Austin’s parks consistently face critical funding shortfalls - holding them back from being the best they can be. We must close this gap and improve parks for every Austinite!
Austin Parks Foundation’s advocacy is critical to the health of Austin’s parks system. We demand equitable funding for Austin’s parks, and we need your help to make this a reality.
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Understanding What Our Parks Need
Austin has an amazing parks system. We have nearly 300 parks, 227 miles of trails and more than 20,000 acres of green space. Our parklands provide vital green space and wildlife habitat, and keep our environment healthy.
Parks and trails also have tremendous economic, health, ecological and educational benefits. Unfortunately, annual investments in Austin parks are not keeping pace with the needs of our growing city.
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Austin Parks Foundation's Policy Platform
Austin Parks Foundation's advocacy efforts and what we ask of City Council are guided by a few key policy principles. Feel free to use this platform when creating your own communications to city council and letting them know why parks funding is a priority to you. Read more here.