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Highlights of 2017: Austin Parks Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of People + Parks

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This year Austin Parks Foundation (APF) turned 25, and it was our best year yet! From the year’s first completed grant to our end of year plans, 2017 was one for the books. But we’re not looking to stop now. Our history has shown continued hard work and persistence so that our parks get the attention they deserve. Since 1992, Austin …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $200,000 in 2017 Fall Community Grants

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) 2017 Fall Community Grants We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program fall grantees! Our community grantees will receive almost $200,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Recipient projects include an ADA accessible walk and bike trail, historic structure rehabilitation, ball field improvements …

Full view of new Odom Park playscape

Odom School Park Project Nearly Complete

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Lifeguard Hiring Incentive Program

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We are excited to partner with the Aquatic Division to offer the first ever Lifeguard Hiring Incentive program. Over 750 lifeguards need to be hired for the summer season in order to safely operate Austin’s municipal pools. The goal of this partnership is to provide an incentive for the first 500 lifeguards that are hired, trained and work the first …

April 22: Save the Date to Celebrate Earth Day with APF

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This year you have three great ways to celebrate Earth Day with Austin Parks Foundation: Movies in the Park: 180° SOUTH Wooldridge Square Park 8 p.m. Join APF, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Patagonia for a special Earth Day edition of Movies in the Park in Wooldridge Square Park. 180° SOUTH is the story of one of the most unique and …

Spring 2015 Movies in the Park Schedule

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Spring/Summer Movies in the Park Season We are pleased to announce our 2015 Summer Movies in the Park schedule in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Due to some sever weather we’ve moved almost the enitre season of Movies in the Park into the Summer. We’ve expanded our movie locations this year in an effort to reach even more Austinites than …

Spring Yoga in the Park is Here!

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Yoga in the Park is back! Longtime partner Yoga Yoga will once again be teaching free all-level hatha yoga classes in Republic Square Park every Wednesday in April and May from 12 – 1 p.m. Please note, the park will be closed April 22 due to Food and Wine Festival. The Little Yoga House returns to the historic Wooldridge Square …

Thank You!

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Thank you for helping make our 13th annual It’s My Park Day, presented by Manchester Texas Financial Group, a resounding success! This year, 3,000 volunteers helped contribute nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of labor back to our city parks and preserves. Nearly 100 parks participated in projects such as mulching, root collar clearing and tree care, painting, …

Upcoming Grants Workshops

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Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we’ll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation …

The First Time Project Leader Meeting is Jan. 29

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Join Austin Park Foundation’s Volunteer Manager and Environmental Educator, Bill Stout, and our Programs Director Ladye Anne Wofford for our It’s My Park Day First Time Project Leader Meeting on January 29, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our office: 507 Calles Street, Ste. 116, Austin, Texas 78702. When you become a project leader you are playing an …