The History of Rosewood Park

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Summertime pool dwellers, fierce baseball games and after-school programs have long had a home at Rosewood Park. Additionally, if the shade trees, picnic tables and stone walls could talk, they’d tell a story of community more than 90 years in the making. Situated two miles northeast of downtown Austin, this 13.9-acre park was established in 1929 as Austin’s first public …

People + Parks: A Legacy of Park Stewardship

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Pastor Edward Clarence Craig, Jr. was born to Edward Moses Craig and Frankie Black Craig in Austin, Texas on February 24, 1948 – the fourth of five children. He was educated through Austin public schools, and attended Nixon-Clay College and Huston-Tillotson College. Pastor Edward & Brenda Craig in their neighborhood park He received his spiritual upbringing at Mt. Olive Baptist …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $100,000 Impact Grant to Alderbrook Park

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 22, 2020) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their annual ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 has been awarded to Alderbrook Park. These funds will be used to support the playground project, which includes a traditional playscape, boulders, nature play elements, and tree plantings. “For years, Alderbrook Pocket Park had been a vacant …

2019 Recap: Volunteers, Ribbon Cuttings, Playgrounds, Oh My!

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2020 is here. Austin Parks Foundation is gearing up and excited for a big year of connecting Austinites with high-quality parks, trails and green spaces. In 2019, we finished the decade with thousands of volunteers, increased park funding and more ribbon cuttings than ever before. Thank you, Austin, for helping us improve parks across our city. 6,000 Austinites woke up …

Project Playback: Building Connections on the Copperfield Nature Trails

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The Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails (FCNT) is a volunteer-based community of friendly neighbors who care and are dedicated to improving the Copperfield Neighborhood in Northeast Austin. FCNT focuses on improving the Copperfield Nature Trails with general maintenance, clean ups and much more. It’s groups like these that keep Austin parks alive and well, and Austin Parks Foundation is proud …

Shining a Light on Park Safety in Austin’s Parks and Trails

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Featured image by Marina Hanna. Did you know safety is a key concern for Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces? During the Austin Parks & Recreation Department’s Long Range Planning process, they asked Austinites what they’d like to see in the next 10 years. Safety, especially a lack of lighting after dark, surfaced as a concern for Austinites. In order …

Project Playback: A Decade of Investing in Zilker Botanical Garden

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The Zilker Botanical Garden is often called the jewel in the heart of Austin, and it truly is a gem. Since 1955, with the help of the Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden has been on a mission to educate and spread the love of gardening among Austinites of all ages. The 26-acre park just south of Lady Bird …

People + Parks: Healthy Parks and Happy Employees

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By Elizabeth McGuire When Cirrus Logic moved their headquarters from the outskirts of Austin to their downtown location in 2012, company leaders wanted to become more active in their new neighborhood—to benefit both their community and their employees. The company began working with its neighborhood association, Austin Parks Foundation and other organizations to develop a core philanthropy and volunteer program …

Gifts for the Outdoorsy, Park-Loving Austinites In Your Life

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This holiday season, you’ve got a chance to support your local parks with your holiday shopping! Whether it’s gifts for her, gifts for him or stocking stuffers, we’ve got unique gifts for the park-lovers and Austin enthusiasts in your life. All of this cool gear can be found in the APF Merch Store, and yeah, we’re tooting our own horn …

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with APF and Win!

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Austin Parks Foundation is taking part in the international Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, and we want YOU to join us! In addition to some amazing partners giving back when you visit, we’re also hosting a ticket giveaway thanks to our friends at ACL Music Festival when you donate. Check out what our friends and sponsors around Austin are doing …