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 …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $150,000 Community Impact Grant to Highland Neighborhood Park

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) announced today that Highland Neighborhood Park will receive $150,000 as part of our Community Impact Grant. The grant will fund specific amenities as part of the park’s overall vision plan implementation, including a pedestrian bridge, connection path, water fountain and more. This year, we’re also excited to announce changes to their ACL Music Festival Grants Program …

Project Playback: Investing in the Treasured Barton Springs Pool

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March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city’s favortie swimming holes!
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Project Playback: Building Connections on the Copperfield Nature Trails

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The Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails (FCNT) is a volunteer-based community of friendly neighbors who care and are dedicated to improving the Copperfield Neighborhood in Northeast Austin. FCNT focuses on improving the Copperfield Nature Trails with general maintenance, clean ups and much more. It’s groups like these that keep Austin parks alive and well, and Austin Parks Foundation is proud …

Project Playback: A Decade of Investing in Zilker Botanical Garden

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The Zilker Botanical Garden is often called the jewel in the heart of Austin, and it truly is a gem. Since 1955, with the help of the Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden has been on a mission to educate and spread the love of gardening among Austinites of all ages. The 26-acre park just south of Lady Bird …

People + Parks: Small Steps, Big Results at Kendra Page Park

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by Elizabeth McGuire Rene Hernandez set out to change a park, but in the process changed a community. A year ago, Hernandez was walking his dog through Kendra Page Neighborhood Park, his southeast Austin park, and noticed an excessive amount of trash. Not just everyday wrappers and soda cans, but bags and bags of household trash dumped among the oaks, …

Impact Grant Winner Georgian Acres

APF Awarded Over $280,000 in 2018 Fall Community, Neighborhood and Impact Grants

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Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects.  $100,000 ACL Music Festival Impact Grant to help build Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 16, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 fall grantees that will receive over $280,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails …

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Project Playback: Shade Structure at Gullett School Park

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Austin Parks Foundation helped fund the new shade structure at Gullett School Park, in partnership with the Adopt-A-Park group, the Gullett PTA.  Premiering with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, the shade structure over the playground at Gullett Elementary now allows kids to play year-round. The Gullett PTA, which is also the Adopt-A-Park group for the park, saw how the …