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Keep your New Year’s Resolutions in Austin’s Parks

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New year, new opportunities to explore! Maybe your resolution is to get your heart rate up, try a new hobby or spend more time offline with loved ones (two and four-legged alike). No matter how you want to spend your time this year, Austin’s parks have you covered. We’ve rounded up the perfect spots to help you take your resolutions …

Austin Parks Foundation at a Glance

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  Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance peoples’ lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.   For 31 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked tirelessly to pursue our mission. With more people choosing to become residents of Austin, our parks are more loved than ever …

Zilker Park Vision Plan: The Stories of the Park

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In lieu of the final two Parkscast episodes, Austin Parks and Recreation Department has written a guest blog for APF to complete the series.Think about your favorite parks outside of Austin. Can you remember the first time you were there? Maybe it was a national park like the Grand Canyon or a state park like Mother Neff or even a …

APF x Cedars International: Understanding Park Ecology

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Earlier this year, APF had the opportunity to work with seniors from Cedars International High School to create a social media campaign geared toward better understanding park ecology. Two of Mr. Carroll’s Natural Science classes explored the relationship between parks, ecology and us.       Over the next few weeks we will update our blog as this series is …

Thousands of It’s My Park Day Volunteers Give 95 Local Parks Much-Needed Care

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95 projects, 3,463 Austinites. Saturday, November 5th was our largest It’s My Park Day to date! Volunteers showed up to help with local parks, trails, green spaces and community gardens on Saturday, November 5th. Austin Parks Foundation is grateful to everyone who participated and continually blown away by the generosity of our city! Volunteers completed a variety of park improvement …

Project Playback: Govalle Neighborhood Park

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In March 2020,  Austin Parks Foundation allocated 2019 ACL board-designated funds for the renovation of Govalle Neighborhood Park. This preliminary fund allocation came after the play equipment in the park was identified as a priority for replacement. In addition to replacing the playground equipment, APF came to understand that there was a great need for a better functioning multi-purpose field …


2022 Golden Shovel Awardees

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On October 12, our 2022 Golden Shovel Awardees were honored for their work with Austin Parks Foundation at Party for the Parks. This group of volunteers, park adopters and corporate partners stepped up and put Austin’s parks at the forefront of their volunteerism and giving. We cannot thank them enough for all they do to give back to their communities, …

Keeping it green (and clean) at ACL Music Festival

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This year, APF is expanding its role at the fest by leading volunteer operations with Austin City Limits Music Festival’s signature greening programs for both weekends of the festival this year on October 7-9 and 14-16. This is the fifth year APF has managed programs Rock & Recycle and Divert It!, and the second year managing the water refill stations. …

Party for the Parks

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Party for the Parks, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is ~almost~ here and WE. CANNOT. WAIT. This year’s event is shaping up to be our best one yet. Our fundraising goal of $400,000 is the largest to date for this event and with your help we can reach, and surpass, that goal! You may be wondering, ‘What is Party …

Support Parks in our City’s Budget

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Only 60% of residents currently live within a 10-minute walk to a park, and the amount of green space varies greatly throughout the city. At APF, we feel a critical responsibility to invest in, and maintain our parks for future generations in every area of the city. We believe our public parkland should be preserved and maintained. We believe all …