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

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, 2018 Special Projects, APF News, Park Development

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!

Grant Ausbury APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Press Release, Support Our Parks

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 …

St. David's Foundation staff gather near the new playscape at dove springs park

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

Grant Ausbury All Parks, Featured Projects

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 …