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. …

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 …

Spend your summer with APF!

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We are excited to announce that our ‘In the Park’ series is relaunching this summer with expanded programming. The free series returns with Austin’s beloved Movies in the Park after a two-year hiatus, Fitness in the Park and the addition of Playdates in the Park. Each of the programs offers a unique experience for people of all ages to participate …

Volunteer Registration Open for It’s My Park Day Returning Saturday, March 5th

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Austin Parks Foundation announced that volunteer registration is now open for the nonprofit’s annual city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (IMPD) presented by Room & Board. The event will take place Saturday, March 5th and welcomes Austinites to come together to help clean and improve their parks. For the first time since Spring 2020, It’s My Park Day will …

Good To See You Again: Thousands of Volunteers Help Local Parks During It’s My Park Day

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It was wonderful to see thousands of smiling faces helping their local parks, trails and green spaces on Saturday, November 6th! After an all-virtual event in Fall 2020 and a hybrid event in Spring 2021, over 2,230 volunteers participated at 75 in-person projects and virtually across Austin. From trash clean up events to building community gardens, volunteers provided our parks …