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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 …

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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 …

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 …