ACL Music Festival Neighborhood and Community Impact Grant Awards

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is pleased to announce our recent ACL Music Festival Grant awards to parks across Austin! A total of $122,000 in grants will fund specific amenities as part of each park’s overall vision plan implementation.

  • A $5,000 Neighborhood Grant to North Oaks Community Garden in District 1, for a community garden fence.
  • A $3,785 Neighborhood Grant to the North Lamar/Georgian Acres neighborhood team for Brownie Neighborhood Park and Georgian Dr Creek Park in District 4, for wildflower and native grass seeds and materials.
  • A $22,000 Community Impact Grant to Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) Initiative, for playground amenities. 
  • A $75,000 Community Impact Grant to Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy in District 8, for the Butler window restoration. 
  • A $16,000 Community Impact Grant to Bartholomew Roller District Park Derby Track in District 4, for a feasibility study toward the construction of the shade structure for Austin Roller Derby. 
  • A $500 Neighborhood Grant to Patterson Park Community Garden in District 9, for vegetable seedling equipment. 

“Our team is excited to serve the many different facets of Austin’s park-going community—from roller derby athletes to community gardeners—through this year’s grant program,” said Colin Wallis, CEO of Austin Parks Foundation. “Austin Parks Foundation took on the responsibility of helping the community gardens on park land throughout the city in 2020, and we are excited to continue working with the City of Austin’s Parks and Rec Department to help several neighborhoods with their maintenance and material needs.”

ACL Music Festival Grants Program

The goal of the ACL Music Festival Grants Program is to expand the reach of Austin City Limits Music Festival’s generosity. Community Impact Grants are designed for large-scale, community-initiated park improvement projects from $5,000 and up. These funds are meant to enable Park Adopters, park stewards, community gardeners and other park stakeholder groups to make significant improvements to their local parks, trails and green spaces. Neighborhood Grants are designed for smaller-scale projects and range from $500 to $5,000. 

Austin Parks Foundation also offers Park Design services, intended to provide design options to Adopt-A-Park groups and other community stakeholders, and are in complete coordination with the City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department. APF currently has three Park Design services offerings: General Park Consultation, Detailed Design Services and Overall Park Planning. 

For more information about the ACL Music Festival Grants Program, please visit