Party for the Parks Recap

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Nine years. It’s hard to believe that’s how long we’ve been Partying for the Parks! We just wrapped up our ninth annual event, and WOW! Austin, you showed up in support of our parks.  If you don’t know, Party for the Parks is APF’s largest annual fundraiser. Each year, this event takes place on ACL Music Festival grounds in between …

The Parks Tour

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It’s Taylor’s world, we’re all just living in it! By now, you’ve heard about—or seen—that Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour hit theaters over the weekend. Of course, this is after The Eras Tour took NFL stadiums by storm earlier this year. With the box office hit, we thought we’d share our Austin Parks as Taylor Swift Eras series again. …Are you ready for …

2023 Golden Shovel Winners Honored for Advocacy, Volunteerism and Community Building in Austin’s Parks

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Each year, APF presents our Golden Shovel Awards to people and organizations that have made a big impact on Austin’s parks. We recognize our winners at Party for the Parks, our biggest fundraising event of the year! What makes a Golden Shovel Winner? A Golden Shovel Winner can be an individual, group, or organization that put Austin’s parks at the …

Austin Parks Foundation at a Glance – Ambassador Program

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Earlier this year we shared an overview of programming, projects and work that APF is committed to each year. As we continue to share our mission, we want to dive deeper into these aspects and provide as much information as possible to help you get involved with making our parks, trails and green spaces better! Here at Austin Parks Foundation …

Park Preview: Pool Season Extended (and FREE)

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Have you heard the news? Austin Parks and Recreation is extending pool operations for SIX seasonal pools! (More time to play Mermaids, y’all). Additionally, entry fees will be waived from all City pools (excluding Barton Springs) from August 9 through October 1st to provide some much-needed relief from the longest stretch of 100-degree days in Austin history. Dive into some …

Park Preview: Rosewood Neighborhood Park

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This week’s park preview is full of history! Let’s dive into Rosewood Neighborhood Park and all it has to offer – pool included! History Spanning 13.9 acres, Rosewood Park came to be in 1929. Offering more than just amenities, Rosewood Park became Austin’s first public space for African Americans. Today, the Juneteenth parade is held at Rosewood Park each year. …

Park Preview: Splash Pads

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For this week’s Park Preview, we’re talking all things splash pads! The best part about these parks is the wide variety of features they offer. Let’s jump in: Bailey Neighborhood Park This splash pad is located within Bailey Neighborhood Park. Enjoy sand volleyball, tennis or a picnic and cool off at the splash pad! This quaint park has a lot …

Barbie: Tour Guide Edition

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It’s the summer of Barbie, and APF is thinking pink! Go all-in on the Barbie fandom this weekend with the help of Barbie herself. We’ve pulled together Barbie’s favorite spots around Austin – let Barbie be your tour guide as you paint the town pink this weekend. Softball Barbie: Take the field at various parks around Austin. Some of our …

6 Swimming Holes Around Austin to Keep You Cool!

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We know that Austin is no stranger to steaming hot summers, and Austinites are always looking for a relaxing escape from the heat. That’s why we have compiled a list of a few of our favorite swimming holes in Austin! We’re sure there is a perfect spot for you to kick back and relax in the water. Less than 10 …

Park Preview: Patterson Neighborhood Park

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Conflicted about how to spend time outside with the Texas heat? SAME. But we’re here to help! Each week we’ll give you a peek into a park and all it has to offer (BODIES OF WATER). First up: Patterson Neighborhood Park! Located Northeast of downtown, Patterson Neighborhood Park spans 9 acres including a pool, playground, skate ramp, sports courts and …