8 Recreation Centers in Austin, TX You Should Explore

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Recreation Centers are wonderful resources for their surrounding communities because of their ability to host a wide variety of programming and activities! Whether you’re looking for an indoor basketball gymnasium, an afternoon dance class or a place to swim in the Summer months, there’s an Austin recreation center that has what you need. While you’re here, check out what Austin …

How To Fundraise for APF on Facebook & Instagram

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Fundraising for Austin Parks Foundation on Facebook and Instagram is easy, simple and fast! You can fundraise for APF for your birthday or other holidays and special events in your life. Here’s how you can support Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces with Facebook and Instagram: Facebook 1. Click “Create” Find the “Create” button located to the right of your …

10 Great Outdoor & Indoor Basketball Courts in Austin, TX

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Looking for a place to shoot some hoops, play some pick up games, or work on your 3-pointer? We’ve gathered 10 of our favorite parks, recreation centers, and gymnasiums with outdoor and indoor basketball courts in Austin, TX. Check out some of the courts: Photo by Sandy Carson at The Austin Chronicle Free! Alamo Pocket Park is owned and operated …

2018 ACL Music Festival & C3 Presents Donate $5.1 Million Toward Austin Parks

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C3 Presents has released the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival Economic Impact Report, announcing a $264.6 million contribution to Austin’s economy last year alone, the equivalent of close to 3,000 full-time jobs.  This figure represents a $10 million increase over the 2017 event ($255 million). Since 2006, ACL Fest has generated nearly two billion dollars ($1.965 billion) for the …

Barton Creek Greenbelt: Investing In One of Austin’s Beloved Trails

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If you hear someone in Austin, TX talking about “the greenbelt”, there’s a good chance they’re referring to Barton Creek Greenbelt. Whether you’re looking for a day hike, mountain biking, rock climbing, or swimming, this greenbelt has it all. That’s why it’s one of Austinites’ favorites! At Austin Parks Foundation, we recognize the importance of the Barton Creek Greenbelt and …

McBeth Recreation Center: A Bright Spot for Austinites of Differing Abilities

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Anytime a public resource like a park or recreation center becomes more accessible, there’s reason for celebration. For certain guests of McBeth Recreation Center in Zilker Park, there was an essential piece missing. Until now, that is! Austin Parks Foundation is proud to present the new, ADA compliant entrance ramp at McBeth Recreation Center! We’re excited to be a part …

Community Budget Forums: Austin Parks Need Your Help!

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Our parks and Austin Parks Foundation need your help! The City of Austin’s annual budget process is kicking off with a series of community budget forums hosted by City Commissions throughout March. Commissioners will hear what’s important to the public, and how we’d like to see funding prioritized in next year’s city budget. They will then incorporate the feedback into recommendations …

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St. David’s Foundation – A True Partner to Austin’s Parks

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In 2018, APF completed four projects made possible by a $120,000 St. David’s Foundation Active Parks Project grant, focusing on providing physical activity, recreation and social connectedness through new park amenities in Central Austin. Our completed park improvements included a new shade structure at Martin Neighborhood Pool, a new playscape at Edward Rendon Sr. Metropolitan Park, repair and renovation of …