People + Parks: Veteran Volunteer, at Age 12

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by Elizabeth McGuire Like many kids, 12-year-old Kei Yarbrough grew up in parks—climbing on playscapes and running around with friends—but she also spent her early years at those same parks picking up trash and mulching trees. She is quick to say that all of it was fun. Since she was four years old, Kei has been volunteering for parks-related events …

Advocacy Update: 2018 Bond

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You might be asking yourself: “What’s going on with the possible bond election I read about last month?” Good news! We’ve got an update. Every five to six years, Austin voters have been asked whether or not they will approve the city to issue general obligation bonds. These bonds fund capital improvement projects in areas such as parks & open …

It’s My Park Day 2018 Highlights

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It’s My Park Day 2018: Another Success We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department, Watershed Protection and our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank our …

Park Advocacy 101

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At Austin Parks Foundation people + parks are at the center of everything we do. We’re helping to build and improve our parks, and making sure they’re available and accessible to all Austinites. However, given the $700 million backlog of capital improvement projects and $100 million in deferred maintenance annually, our parks are starting to wonder whether we love them …

People + Parks: Miles and Miles of Generosity

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By Elizabeth McGuire When the Statesman Capitol 10,000 weaves through Austin for its 41st annual race on April 8th, race director Jeff Simecek will have “every job and no job.” He will be at the start and the finish, and of course communicating with his team throughout, but by the time the gun goes off, much of his work has …

New in 2018

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Park Pollinators: Meet Vanessa Hillis

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

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By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. Spearheaded by park adopter and …

The Carvana team posing for the picture at a volunteer event

Driving Force: Carvana Shares the Love with Austin Parks

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Meet the Carvana Team! Just over a year ago, Austin Parks Foundation hosted an energetic crew of volunteers at Zilker Park. Though the team was small, they were mighty, helping us repaint and revitalize a piece of one of Austin’s most well-loved parks. Back then, Carvana was a small start-up office in Austin. The team lead – Ben Chako, Austin Market Operations …

Run with Team APF

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