Sheltering in Place: How to Be Your Best Self at Home

Grant Ausbury 
Yoga
, All Parks, Blog Page, COVID-19, Featured Top LPs, Parks, Yoga

Featured photo by Nathan Fertig on Unsplash There’s no other way to say it: COVID-19 has shaken things up for everyone. While we’re all doing our part and sheltering in place, it’s important to take care of ourselves while we’re spending much more time at home than we’re used to. We’ve gathered 7 Self Care Tips to help you stay healthy, keep …

Advocacy Update: Help Us Protect Austin’s Parkland

Grant Ausbury All Parks, APF News, Blog Page, Featured Top LPs, Park Advocacy, Parks, Uncategorized

As many of you know, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been working with our City Council allies and other advocates to ensure Austin’s land-use and development code (LDC) revisions do not undo rules and regulations that benefit our parks system. While City Council voted to amend the LDC and weaken Austin’s Parkland Dedication Ordinance, this vote was undone by a …

Support Our Community Partners During COVID-19 Outbreak

Grant Ausbury APF News, Blog Page, COVID-19, Sponsors

Featured photo by MJ Tangonan It’s a hard time for a lot of people in our community right now. In order to help ease the burden, we want to highlight some of the ways you can help those who have consistently helped us – our sponsors and partners. Check out the list below and lend a hand however you can. …

Seed Balls 101: Beginners Guide to Making Seed Balls

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, Education, It's My Park! Day, Little Hummingbird Society Page

× Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all! Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, are one of our favorite ways to bring some color to our volunteer projects. They are an …

A Quick Pick Me Up: Clean Up Games for the Whole Family

Grant Ausbury APF News, Blog Page, Children's Programming, Little Hummingbird Society Page, Parks

× Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all! While we are all practicing social distancing, we know you and your families will be looking for some outdoor activities that are safe and …

Tree Care 101: Beginners Guide to Happy, Healthy Trees

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, Education, It's My Park! Day, Little Hummingbird Society Page

Trees are superheroes when it comes to our planet. They clean the air, combat climate change, keep us cool, save water and so much more! We’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks so you can keep the trees in your life happy and healthy for years to come. Austin Parks Foundation recognizes the importance of trees not just to our …

Bluebonnet Season: Quick, Enjoy While They’re Here!

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, Featured Parks, Featured Projects, Featured Top LPs, Parks

× Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all! By Elizabeth McGuire The bluebonnets are here and that means it’s time for the quintessential Texas photo op! Bluebonnets only show their faces for …

Zilker Park Page Revamped

Grant Ausbury Uncategorized

  OVER 100 YEARS OF ICONIC Zilker Park In 1917, Andrew Jackson Zilker donated the first portion of land that would become Zilker Park in 1934. Today, the beloved 350-acre park is where Austinites go to access the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, compete on the sports fields, feel the holiday spirit during Trail of Lights, see …

Labor of Love: Thousands of Volunteers Help Parks on It’s My Park Day

Grant Ausbury 
It's My Park! Day
, All Parks, Blog Page, Featured Top LPs, It's My Park! Day, Volunteer

On March 7th, Austinites woke up bright and early, headed to 110 different parks across our city and selflessly gave their time and labor. 4,000 volunteers showed our parks love by cleaning, planting, weeding, mulching, gardening, painting and so much more. All in one day! This was by far the most It’s My Park Day participants ever. We’ve come to …