Project for Public Spaces and Austin Parks Foundation are teaming up with the Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

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Austin Parks Foundation is excited to announce that we are a recipient of a Community Placemaking Grant from Project for Public Spaces, funded by General Motors, to improve Parque Zaragoza. As part of the grant, Project for Public Spaces and Austin Parks Foundation are teaming up with the City of Austin’s Park and Recreation Department, Ride Bikes Austin and the …

Old Lampasas Dam Open Workdays

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This month we have TWO Open Workday events (2/3 and 2/9) – and they’re both taking place along Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt near the Old Lampasas Dam Trail. If you haven’t heard, the City of Austin’s Old Lampasas Dam Modernization Project is in full swing. This project aims to replace the damaged primary outlet, improve the dam spillway, and modify …

Remembering Mike Valescu

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This week, we remember APF super volunteer Mike Valescu, whose tireless work, alongside Malcom Yeatts, made Austin’s outdoor spaces better for all.  Mike was a dedicated volunteer with groups like Keep Austin Beautiful, Central Area Master Naturalists, Austin Parks Foundation and TreeFolks, and was unmatched in his commitment to our community and our environment. The greenspace and trail along Country …

Take a Hike!

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The trees are changing, the temperature has dropped…it’s time to #TakeAHike! No, seriously, it’s #NationalTakeAHikeDay and we’ve got some great hikes here in Austin. Below are six hikes that APF staff members have recommended – are you ready to hit the trail? St. Edward’s Greenbelt This hidden gem in Northwest Austin is the perfect destination for hikers and trail runners alike …

Pickleball: What’s the big dill?

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Today is kind of a big dill: It’s #NationalPickleDay! At APF, we’re celebrating the holiday with a healthy debate over which pickles are the best – some say Bubbies while others say Claussen. But we can all agree on one thing: pickles are good. While you ponder your personal pickle pick, we hope you’ll enjoy this pickle-adjacent topic: pickleball! As …

Park Preview: Pool Season Extended (and FREE)

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Have you heard the news? Austin Parks and Recreation is extending pool operations for SIX seasonal pools! (More time to play Mermaids, y’all). Additionally, entry fees will be waived from all City pools (excluding Barton Springs) from August 9 through October 1st to provide some much-needed relief from the longest stretch of 100-degree days in Austin history. Dive into some …

Park Preview: Splash Pads

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For this week’s Park Preview, we’re talking all things splash pads! The best part about these parks is the wide variety of features they offer. Let’s jump in: Bailey Neighborhood Park This splash pad is located within Bailey Neighborhood Park. Enjoy sand volleyball, tennis or a picnic and cool off at the splash pad! This quaint park has a lot …

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 …