Spring Community Impact Grant & Design Award Winners

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We are excited to announce some recent ACL Grant and Design Services awards to parks across Austin: A $600 Neighborhood Grant to Overton School/Colony Park District Park in City Council District 1, for outdoor classroom installation and programming sponsorship for participation with PEAS OutdoorLearning A $1,000 Neighborhood Grant to West Austin Neighborhood Park in District 9, for the restoration of …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $150,000 Community Impact Grant to Highland Neighborhood Park

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) announced today that Highland Neighborhood Park will receive $150,000 as part of our Community Impact Grant. The grant will fund specific amenities as part of the park’s overall vision plan implementation, including a pedestrian bridge, connection path, water fountain and more. This year, we’re also excited to announce changes to their ACL Music Festival Grants Program …

Another Wonderful Year of People + Parks: APF’s 2021 Highlights

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In 2021, Austin Parks Foundation was able to accomplish so much thanks to the generous support of our community. From our donors and sponsors, to volunteers, event attendees, partners and community leaders, we are incredibly grateful for all the ways you have shown your support for parks, trails and green spaces. Below is a brief recap of what we accomplished …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards Over $75,000 in 2021 Fall Community Grants

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Austin Parks Foundation is awarding $76,520 to their 2021 fall community grantees to fund projects dedicated to enhancing Austin parks and outdoor community spaces! Each project will update, repair or install necessary facilities, and all hold a common goal of fostering equitable access to nature. As the anchor of APF’s ACL Music Festival Grants Program, Community Grants are designed to …

APF Awards Over $102,000 in 2021 Spring Community Grants

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce our 2021 Spring Community Grants recipients, that will receive over $102,000 in combined funding to build numerous park necessities and improve various parks across Austin! As a part of our ACL Music Festival Grants Program, Community Grants are designed to support community-initiated improvement projects requiring between $5,000 – $50,000 in funds. Since …

The Summer Heat is Gone! 6 Park Escapes for Austin’s Cooler Weather

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Now that we’re past the intense Summer heat, it’s the perfect time to visit Austin’s parks and trails, while staying safe! Whether you want to hike for a few miles or find a nice spot for lunch – the park people at Austin Parks Foundation made this list of park escapes to help you recharge and unwind.1. Commons Ford Ranch …

Get Out Of Town! 6 Austin Nature Escapes For Spring Break

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Austin gets a little hectic during spring break, which makes it the perfect time to visit parks! We want to help you avoid I-35 and MoPac traffic (not to mention road rage) by getting out and into nature for some much-needed peace and quiet. Whether you want to hit a trail or find a nice spot for lunch that won’t …

The Mayor of Mabson Field: Lee Dawson Jr.

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By Elizabeth McGuire Lee Dawson Jr., a native of East Austin, has been supporting his community for decades—one game at a time. Dawson grew up in the neighborhood and still lives within walking distance to Mabson Field, a youth baseball field that is adjacent to legendary Downs Field. Dawson volunteers his time, energy and good nature to help maintain the …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $199,000 in Community Grants

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 18, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF)’s 2019 fall community grantees will receive $199,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails and green spaces from their Austin City Limits Music Festival Grants Program. Projects implemented span across the city and consist of a wide variety of projects including a baseball field, nature center, trail and …

Project Playback: A Deep Dive Into Our Investment at Deep Eddy Pool

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Deep Eddy Pool and the adjacent Eilers Park are unquestionably an Austinite favorite for cooling off in the summer heat. In the early 1900s, the property orginated as a swimming hole above a limestone bed in the Colorado River. George A. Rowley founded and named the property Deep Eddy Bathing Beach, and it became a hit with locals and out-of-towners …