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Keep your New Year’s Resolutions in Austin’s Parks

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New year, new opportunities to explore! Maybe your resolution is to get your heart rate up, try a new hobby or spend more time offline with loved ones (two and four-legged alike). No matter how you want to spend your time this year, Austin’s parks have you covered. We’ve rounded up the perfect spots to help you take your resolutions …

Austin Parks Foundation at a Glance

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  Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance peoples’ lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.   For 31 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked tirelessly to pursue our mission. With more people choosing to become residents of Austin, our parks are more loved than ever …

Zilker Park Vision Plan: The Stories of the Park

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In lieu of the final two Parkscast episodes, Austin Parks and Recreation Department has written a guest blog for APF to complete the series.Think about your favorite parks outside of Austin. Can you remember the first time you were there? Maybe it was a national park like the Grand Canyon or a state park like Mother Neff or even a …

APF x Cedars International: Understanding Park Ecology

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Earlier this year, APF had the opportunity to work with seniors from Cedars International High School to create a social media campaign geared toward better understanding park ecology. Two of Mr. Carroll’s Natural Science classes explored the relationship between parks, ecology and us.       Over the next few weeks we will update our blog as this series is …

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 …


2022 Golden Shovel Awardees

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On October 12, our 2022 Golden Shovel Awardees were honored for their work with Austin Parks Foundation at Party for the Parks. This group of volunteers, park adopters and corporate partners stepped up and put Austin’s parks at the forefront of their volunteerism and giving. We cannot thank them enough for all they do to give back to their communities, …

Party for the Parks

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Party for the Parks, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is ~almost~ here and WE. CANNOT. WAIT. This year’s event is shaping up to be our best one yet. Our fundraising goal of $400,000 is the largest to date for this event and with your help we can reach, and surpass, that goal! You may be wondering, ‘What is Party …

Support Parks in our City’s Budget

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Only 60% of residents currently live within a 10-minute walk to a park, and the amount of green space varies greatly throughout the city. At APF, we feel a critical responsibility to invest in, and maintain our parks for future generations in every area of the city. We believe our public parkland should be preserved and maintained. We believe all …

Letter to Austin City Council

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Austin Parks Foundation and its partners recently sent a letter to Austin City Council outlining the needs of our park system that should be addressed in the city budget process. This advocacy by APF and 15 partner organizations is in preparation for the City Council voting on the next fiscal year’s budget in August. Parks funding comes in large part …

Give back to Austin’s parks at Hat Creek Burger Company

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Order A Lettuce Wrapped Combo Meal with a Rambler Sparkling Water at Austin Area Hat Creek Burger Company Locations June 13 – July 13 and Help Support Austin Parks Foundation! Austin-based burger chain Hat Creek Burger Company is partnering with Austin Parks Foundation and Rambler Sparkling Water to show their support and appreciation for Austin’s beautiful parks and green spaces with …