Project Playback: Pomerleau Pocket Park

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Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park is Austin’s newest two-acre park in District 4. The concept plan for Pomerleau Pocket Park was adopted and developed in 2019 by Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in coordination with Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD). The park opened to the public in July 2023. The design and construction of this project was funded by ACL …

Fast Five Spring 2023

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Each year, the Austin Parks Foundation team works on multiple park projects, ranging from an added park bench to total park renovations. We love sharing our park overhaul projects with you, but want to touch on the smaller updates that enhance the park experience as well – so this month, we’re happy to introduce the Fast Five! Our intent is …

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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 …

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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A Fresh Look at Our 2020 Commitments to Inclusion in Our Programs

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In 2020 we made a commitment to move deeper into justice, equity and inclusion through our programming. Now, with 2020 behind us, we wanted to give you an update on the ways we have succeeded – and failed – to follow through on those commitments. Below are some of the ways we have tried to infuse our value of inclusivity …

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Introducing the Austin ParksCast: APF’s Brand New Podcast!

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Austin Parks Foundation is thrilled to introduce you to our brand new podcast: the Austin ParksCast! If you’re passionate about Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces, this podcast is for you. We’ll tackle important topics related to our city’s park system and discuss all things parks. Your Austin ParksCast hosts are Kathleen Barron, Sr. Programs Manager, and Grant Ausbury, Sr. …

People + Parks: Celebrating the History of the Train at Zilker Park

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The Zilker Train has been an Austinite favorite for almost 60 years. Here at Austin Parks Foundation, we couldn’t be more excited to bring a new mini train to Zilker Park in 2021. Don’t forget to participate in the final round of voting to name the new Zilker Train before November 15, 2020! We think it’s important (and fun!) to …