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 have dedicated to long-term investments into the trail. We've partnered with Austin City Limits Music Festival, Texas Conservation Corps, REI, and others to make sure the greenbelt is enjoyed for generations to come.

Click here for information Barton Creek Greenbelt's features, access points, hours, photos, and more!

Check out some of our major investments into the Barton Creek Greenbelt over the last 8 years:

2011

Investment: $10,000

Barton Springs Road Median Project

2012

Investment: $35,000

Removed Invasive Species and Restored Native Plants

2014

Investment: $60,000

Wayfinding Signage/Milemarkers on Violet Crown Trail

2015

Investment: $100,000

Trail Maintenance & Support with Texas Conservation Corps

2016

Investment: $100,000

New Trailhead at Zilker & Trail Maintenance with TXCC

2017

Investment: $60,000

Improved Spyglass Trailhead & 360 Trailhead

About Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization that partners with Austin community to enhance people’s lives. We make our public parks, trails, and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy, and financial support. APF works diligently to fill Austin’s funding and resource gap to maintain the area’s 300+ parks, trails, and green spaces.

We foster innovative public/private partnerships and have given over $3 million in community-initiated grants to the Austin community. We’re known for our annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and are a presenting partner and beneficiary of Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park. You may donate here if you’d like to support our mission of People Plus Parks!

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