How To Backyard Ball: A Step-by-Step Guide to Join the Fun

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The Backyard Ball is almost here! We want to make sure everyone who wants to join in on the fun is able to on Saturday, July 25th. Our host, DJ Mel, will be going live on Twitch, one of the most popular streaming platforms. Be sure to RSVP for the event to let us know you’ll be joining us! Don’t …

Let’s Dance! 3 Dance Move Tutorials for Kids Ages 3-7

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Featured photo by Gabby Orcutt from Unsplash Are your kids ready to learn some new dance moves? APF is here to help! Check out these dance tutorials for choreography kids, mix-and-matchers and the freestylers out there. These videos are recommended for kids 3-7, but don’t be afraid to join in on the fun. We can’t wait to bust a move …

Preservation Motivation: Investing in Austin’s Nature Preserves

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Since our inception, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been focused on protecting and preserving Austin’s public green spaces. With over 2,200 acres of Nature Preserves, Austin is blessed to have these pristine escapes right here in our city. Below are just a few of the preserves the City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Dept. (PARD) manages that APF has had …

Putting Programs to Work: Our Commitment to Inclusivity & Equity in our Programs

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Here at Austin Parks Foundation (APF), we’re committed to creating thoughtful and inclusive programming. And we strive to infuse equity into every project, in order to intentionally bring Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) neighbors to the table, and include them in the decision-making process. We understand no one can be held accountable without making commitments, so we’ve put …

Celebrating Juneteenth: Austin’s Historically Black Parks

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As we celebrate Juneteenth this year, amidst a restored sense of how urgently our city must face the truth of our past and work to improve our present and future, we wanted to take a step into history with you. We’ve gathered some links, photos and stories that we hope will help illustrate just how hard Black Austinites have had …

Camp LHS: Getting the Summer Camp Experience at Home

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Kids are out of school for the summer and we’ve already seen numerous summer programs and camps announce cancellations due to COVID-19. That means kids will spending more time at home than usual. We know your kids still need some summer fun and education, and that COVID-19 hasn’t stopped their energy and imaginations. So – we’ve compiled a list of …

10 Awesome Nature Books for Kids Ages 3 to 12

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Austin Parks Foundation recognizes that park champions come in all ages, shapes and sizes. That’s why we want to promote continued engagement and learning wherever you are – in your homes, neighborhood green spaces and in the community! Below are some of our literary recommendations for young park super stars. Many of these books can be accessed through the Austin …

Project Playback: Helping the Georgian Acres Neighborhood Get Their Park

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The Georgian Acres neighborhood had the highest amount of children and multi-housing units without a park nearby. For many years, residents of the neighborhood have been advocating for the park they were missing. Georgian Acres Neighborhood Association (GANA) was determined to provide their fellow neighbors with a park they would be proud of. They envisioned a new park that would …