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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 …

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 …

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. …

Project Playback: Kendra Page Nature Playscape

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The Kendra Page Nature Playscape, one of only a handful in Austin, is complete! The park adopter team at Kendra Page was awarded our 2020 Fall ACL Festival Community Grant after applying to create a nature playscape, a play environment that consists of elements and textures from the earth such as tree logs, tree stumps, and a nature trail that …

Project Playback: Alderbrook Pocket Park Playground Renovation

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For almost 20 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked with the Friends of Alderbrook to improve Alderbrook Pocket Park (12444 Lamplight Village Ave.). The surrounding neighborhood had been designated high-need by Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), and this undeveloped space was officially acquired by PARD in 2011. Over the years, the neighborhood advocated for a community garden, playground, trails, …

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 …

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

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It was incredible to see 2,895 Austinites helping local parks, trails, green spaces and community gardens on Saturday, March 5th. Austin Parks Foundation is grateful to everyone who participated and continually blown away by the generosity of our city! This was our first full-fledged, 100% in-person It’s My Park Day event since Spring 2020, and we couldn’t be more excited …

Volunteer Registration Open for It’s My Park Day Returning Saturday, March 5th

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Austin Parks Foundation announced that volunteer registration is now open for the nonprofit’s annual city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (IMPD) presented by Room & Board. The event will take place Saturday, March 5th and welcomes Austinites to come together to help clean and improve their parks. For the first time since Spring 2020, It’s My Park Day will …

ATX Walk Bike Roll: Helping Everyone Access Their Local Parks

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With the goal of creating a more equitable, safe, and connected active transportation network, ATX Walk Bike Roll (WBR) represents the City of Austin’s initiative to update three plans at once: the 2014 Urban Trails Master Plan, the 2016 Sidewalk Master Plan, and the 2014 Bicycle Plan. As part of the project, the City is asking for your input on …