APF + Spurs team up for Play ATX

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In celebration of Spurs Week in Austin, Spurs Give and Austin Parks Foundation (APF) are donating nearly $500,000 to launch “Play ATX”, a multi-year program dedicated to renovating parks and basketball courts throughout the city of Austin.  Dove Springs District Park On Tuesday, April 4th, the program tipped off with a ribbon-cutting of the newly renovated basketball court at Dove …

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

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Do more in 2024! We’re hitting the parks with all new opportunities to explore (and keep up those New Year’s resolutions). Maybe you resolve 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 …

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 …

Henry G. Madison Cabin Restoration

The Henry G. Madison cabin located in Rosewood Neighborhood ParkAbout the cabinThe Henry G. Madison Cabin was built in approximately 1863 by pioneering Austin civic leader Henry Green Madison. Originally located at 807 East 11th Street, the cabin was the home of Madison, his wife Louisa Green, and their nine children. Madison eventually built a larger home around the original …

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It’s My Park Day gives much-needed care to winter storm-damaged parks.

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This year’s Spring It’s My Park Day came on the heels of the historic winter storm that hit Austin in early February. Days of icy accumulation impacted 30% of the city’s total tree canopy and damaged an estimated 10.5 million trees as a result. Many of our city’s treasured parks were left in bad shape, with limbs blocking trails, disrupting …

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 …