Another Wonderful Year of People + Parks: APF’s 2021 Highlights

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In 2021, Austin Parks Foundation was able to accomplish so much thanks to the generous support of our community. From our donors and sponsors, to volunteers, event attendees, partners and community leaders, we are incredibly grateful for all the ways you have shown your support for parks, trails and green spaces.

Below is a brief recap of what we accomplished together. As we celebrate our 30th year in 2022, we know we’ll be able to make an even greater impact on Austin’s parks with this amazing community behind us. As we work toward growing a more accessible and sustainable parks system, we hope you’ll join us in reflecting on how far we’ve already come.

2021 Highlights
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January 2021

New APF Board of Directors and Officers Announced

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February 2021

APF Launches New Podcast: The Austin ParksCast

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April 2021

Re-Committing to Inclusion in Our Park Programs

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June 2021

In-Person Projects Return for It's My Park Day Spring

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June 2021

Alliance Children's Garden Opens to the Public

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Summer 2021

Fitness in the Park Returns Virtually in 6 Austin Parks

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October 2021

Party for the Parks Hosted by ACL Music Festival

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November 2021

It's My Park Day Fall Sees Thousands of Volunteers

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2021 Ongoing Efforts
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Welcoming New Team Members

Welcoming New Team Members

Erica Silverstein

Senior Individual Giving Manager

Pam Taylor

Zilker Train Manager

Robin Lee

Volunteer Coordinator

Angela Richter

Advocacy Manager

Carolina Madrid

Senior Development Coordinator

Monica Wheelock

Senior Accounting Manager

Anne Veerkamp

Human Resources and Office Administrator

Joy Casnovksy

Chief Mission Officer

Erica Silverstein

Senior Individual Giving Manager

Pam Taylor

Zilker Train Manager

Robin Lee

Volunteer Coordinator

Angela Richter

Advocacy Manager

Carolina Madrid

Senior Development Coordinator

Monica Wheelock

Senior Accounting Manager

Anne Veerkamp

Human Resources and Office Administrator

Joy Casnovksy

Chief Mission Officer

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2021 Funds Awarded
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Spring 2021

APF Awards Over $102,000 in Spring Community Grants

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Fall 2021

APF Awards Over $75,000 in Fall Community Grants

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2021 Park Projects
Projects Completed
Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt Trailhead
Patterson Park Backstop Renovation
Perry Park Turf Replacement Project
Projects Launched
Kendra Page Park Nature Trail Project
Gus Garcia Basketball Court Renovation
Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt Outreach
 
Projects Completed
Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt Trailhead
Patterson Park Backstop Renovation
Perry Park Turf Replacement Project
Projects Launched
Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt Outreach
Kendra Page Park Nature Trail Project
Gus Garcia Basketball Court Renovation