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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 …

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, …

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 …

Better Together: A New Partnership to Cultivate the Future of Zilker Park

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Austin Parks Foundation and Barton Springs Conservancy received a grant from Austin Together to go through a facilitated process with 17 groups that operate and offer programming in Zilker Metropolitan Park to figure out how we can better work together. These groups collectively offer so many resources and experiences to Zilker Park’s visitors! Some of the partner organizations include the …

Staff Picks: Our Team’s Favorite Episodes of the Austin ParksCast So Far

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With Season 3 of the Austin ParksCast coming soon, we thought it would be fun to ask the Austin Parks Foundation team about their favorite episodes of the podcast so far. Listen to our Staff Picks and learn more about why they chose them below! Season 3 Episode 1 will be released in mid-February 2022 and features a conversation with …

Project Playback: How the Power of Community Shaped Brentwood Park

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Placed right beside Brentwood Elementary School, Brentwood Neighborhood Park has been the go-to location for countless community events and individual fun for many years! This park is an essential part of the outdoor culture of this community and provides a sanctuary of green space where neighbors can escape the rush of their everyday lives. As this passion for the park …

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 …