Rosewood Neighborhood Park + Central Texas Juneteenth Park Festival

Taylor WisemanAPF News, Blog Page, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks

Rosewood Neighborhood Park: a place to gather, play, laugh and learn. The history within the park is evident with the Henry G. Madison Cabin and beautiful artwork on the Eastlink Pillars. All of these factors played into Daniel Thomas and Antony Jackson taking it upon themselves to adopt Rosewood Neighborhood Park in March.  Both Daniel and Antony, grew up in …

32 Years of People + Parks

Taylor Wiseman
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We’re celebrating 32 years of People + Parks🎉 “In 1992, park advocates, recreationalists and environmentalists came together to raise community awareness of the parks in Austin. Many long-time Austinites had seen the city’s park system deteriorate in recent years. The Austin Parks Foundation was born.” That’s from our first Report to Contributors that went out in 1996. This was our …

ACL Music Festival Funds in Action

Taylor WisemanAPF News, Blog Page, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks

On May 13th, C3 Presents announced that the 2023 Austin City Limits Music Festival generated $8.1 million dollars for Austin’s parks.  C3 Presents COO, Emmett Beliveau, and Austin Parks Foundation CEO, Colin Wallis, were joined by PARD Director, Kimberly McNeeley and council members from District 4, José “Chito” Vela; District 5, Ryan Alter; District 8, Paige Ellis; District 9 Zohaib …

April Volunteer Highlight

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Each month, Austin Parks Foundation hosts multiple volunteer projects, and it can be difficult to keep up with sharing their impact. So, we’re doing a round-up of all our April volunteer events – from corporate volunteer projects to the Bioblitz – and sharing their impact! Take a look: April 5: The University of Texas at Austin’s American Society of Mechanical …

Adopt-A-Park – Rosewood Neighborhood Park

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It’s National Volunteer Month! This April, we’re celebrating all of our fantastic volunteers, and shining a special spotlight on the newest Adopt-A-Park group: Rosewood Neighborhood Park. Daniel Thomas and Antony Jackson have hit the ground running with various park activations at Rosewood Neighborhood Park. In March, they hosted volunteers for a park cleanup and offered sports activities for kids.

Volunteer of the Year – Lisa Sledge

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  It’s the most wonderful time of the year: National Volunteer Month! This April, we’re celebrating all of our fantastic volunteers, and shining a special spotlight on our 2023 Volunteer of the Year, Lisa Sledge. Lisa is a longtime park adopter with APF and an advocate for accessibility and inclusion in parks through her work with Friends of Therapeutic Recreation …

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 …

Exploring the Impact of HB 1526 on Parkland Dedication and Austin’s Parks

Susan SeleskyAPF News, Park Advocacy, Park Development, Blog Page, Advocacy

Updated March 21, 2024. Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1526 into law on June 10, 2023. Going into effect on January 1, 2024, this new law dictates how local parkland dedication (PLD) ordinances can be used in Texas cities with populations over 800,000 (Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas). This bill has effectively gutted future Parkland Dedication.  …

It’s My Park Day Spring 2024 Recap

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100 Projects🤯 Austinites, y’all continue to impress us! It’s My Park Day proves time and time again just how beloved Austin’s parks are. It’s My Park Day Impact: The impact from these projects extends well beyond a Saturday morning in the park. At these 100 projects, there were 3,568 volunteers. Again, WOW! Volunteers and project leaders were able to remove …

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 …