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 …

APF + Spurs team up for Play ATX

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In celebration of Spurs Week in Austin, Spurs Give and Austin Parks Foundation (APF) are donating nearly $500,000 to launch “Play ATX”, a multi-year program dedicated to renovating parks and basketball courts throughout the city of Austin.  Dove Springs District Park On Tuesday, April 4th, the program tipped off with a ribbon-cutting of the newly renovated basketball court at Dove …

Keeping it green (and clean) at ACL Music Festival

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This year, APF is expanding its role at the fest by leading volunteer operations with Austin City Limits Music Festival’s signature greening programs for both weekends of the festival this year on October 7-9 and 14-16. This is the fifth year APF has managed programs Rock & Recycle and Divert It!, and the second year managing the water refill stations. …

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, …

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 …

ACL Music Festival Announces 2021 Impact on Austin Parks

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C3 Presents has released the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival Economic Impact Report, announcing $6.7 million generated toward Austin park improvements. Over the last 17 years, Austin City Limits Music Festival’s (ACLMF) partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation has provided more than $48 million to Austin’s public park system. As the festival’s main beneficiary, Austin Parks Foundation’s unique relationship …

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 …