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 …

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 …

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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, …

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 …

Amplify Austin Day: Support Austin’s Parks on March 2nd & 3rd!

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Amplify Austin Day is an annual day of giving hosted by I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH), a local non-profit organization. This 24-hour giving period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to support hundreds of non-profits in Central Texas! Together, 34,415 donors raised $12.5 Million for 760 Central Texas nonprofits in 2021. Over the past …

2021 City Budget Season: Help Us Advocate for Increased Parks Funding

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Each year during the City of Austin’s budgeting process, Austin Parks Foundation works to ensure our cherished green spaces get the funding they deserve. In partnership with park advocates, volunteers and other green space organizations we have proven that when we speak up for our parks as a collective, City Council listens! This year, we are asking for $6,900,000 in …

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Protecting People + Parks: It’s My Park Day Spring 2021 Update

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Though we wish we could return to the original format of It’s My Park Day, the pandemic means it isn’t safe just yet. That’s why we’ve moved the first It’s My Park Day of 2021 to early June. We’re planning a week-long event of virtual volunteering opportunities kicking off on National Trails Day – Saturday, June 5th – and stretching …

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Amplify Austin 2021: Help Our City’s Over-Loved Parks + Trails

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Amplify Austin Day is an annual day of giving hosted by I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH), a local non-profit organization. This 24-hour giving period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to support over 700 non-profits in Central Texas! Together, individuals, families, and businesses raised $12.3 Million for 760 Central Texas nonprofits in 2020. Over …