#OptOutside & Win!

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#OptOutside this Holiday Season and Win! You may remember REI has done things a little different on Black Friday —they have closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people have done just that – including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we saw hundreds of you posting …

Fall 2017 It’s My Park Day Breaks Records!

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Fall 2017 It’s My Park Day Highlights In only it’s second year, our Fall It’s My Park Day has already broken the previous records for volunteer turnout. We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like …

People + Parks: Planting Seeds

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By Elizabeth McGuire Meet Katie Falgoust Like many people, Katie Falgoust spends 40 hours a week working in front of a computer. Unlike many people, when Katie’s not working she is often thinking about vegetables. Or compost. Or mulch. Or water. Katie is an avid gardener and member of the Festival Beach Community Garden. She serves as the Volunteer and …

The Perks of Being a Volunteer

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It’s My Park Day Volunteers Get Back When They Give Back This Saturday, November 4, 2017, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) will host our second Fall It’s My Park Day. It’s My Park Day is APF’s largest city-wide volunteer event where thousands of volunteers come together to work on various improvement projects in parks and greenbelts throughout the city. In addition …

People + Parks: The Difference Maker

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By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM an Eagle Scout,” he will …

Party for the Parks Auction Preview

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  We can’t wait to celebrate our 25th anniversary and raise some-much needed funds for the places that make Austin, Austin – our parks tomorrow night! In order to give you just a taste of what’s on offer at tomorrow’s event take a peek at our Live Auction packages below, and don’t forget to stop by the Silent Auction and YETI …

Austin park advocators at Austin city council budget meeting

City Budget Additions Bring Much-Needed Improvements to Parks

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Advocacy Update From Ladye Anne Wofford, CMO Earlier this month, Austin City Council approved a $3.9 billion budget for the City of Austin for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Most of the debate at city hall centered around how to best allocate $5 million that was identified to support a number of city council priorities. While the Austin City Council included …

The location of Dell Technologies Match Play tournament

Austin Parks Foundation Again Named Dell Technologies Match Play Charity

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APF is Proud to Again Be A Beneficiary of This Amazing Event! Austin Parks Foundation is honored to be one of the local charity beneficiaries for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (DTMP). The tournament brings 64 top-ranked, professional golfers from around the world, right here to Austin and has generated more than $2 million in charitable proceeds in …

APF Named Beneficiary of the Cap10K in 2018

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2018 Statesman Capitol 10K to feature Leo Manzano, Austin Parks Foundation and finishers’ medals Austin, TX (Sept. 14, 2017) The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced that race ambassador Leo Manzano and Austin Parks Foundation, beneficiary of the Cap10K, will return for the 41st race on April 8, 2018. Additionally, for the first time …