Zilker one of 8 Great Urban Parks

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I was on a trip to Washington DC this past week and opened my NWA WorldTraveler magazine to see if any of the 8 great urban parks profiled in the cover story were in Austin.  And number 7 was Zilker Park with a picture of Barton Springs Pool!  Here’s the link.

Best in Show – Movie in the Park 5/31

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Great News! The Austin Parks Foundation has rescheduled our “MOVIES IN THE PARK” event for this Saturday, May 31st. Thanks to our sponsors Lofty Dog, 2nd Street District, AMLI Downtown and AMLI on 2nd for bringing this movie to you. Same great movie (Best in Show), same great activities (Dog Agility, Dog training, dog adoption info), same great time. If …

New Kiosk Displays at Bull Creek

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Over the weekend, Skip Cameron of Bull Creek Foundation, Austin Parks Foundation’s oldest affiliate, worked with an eagle scout candidate to install new kiosk displays (trail map and information) along the Inga VanNynatten Memorial Trail (also known as the Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail)  Here’s a photo of the scouts and Skip at the kiosk in front of their work!

Dirty Hands Caravan helps out at Barton Creek Greenbelt

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On Thursday, May 1, 150 volunteers traveling on three bio-fueled buses as part of the Dirty Hands Caravan came to Austin and Barton Creek Greenbelt. With the tremendous support of American Youthworks E-Corps, the Parks Dept, the Austin Parks Foundation, the Greenbelt Guardians and Keep Austin Beautiful we had volunteers removing non-native trees and plants from three sites on Barton …

Thanks to our Volunteers for It’s My Park Day 2008

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The sixth annual It’s My Park! Day was Saturday, April 12 and we had a record 51 park improvement projects with 1,400 volunteers signed up.  We’re getting back reports of actual numbers, but in the meantime, we wanted to begin sharing the many pictures that we are receiving – check them out on our Flickr Page

Earth Share PSA: Promises

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Earth Share of Texas represents over 70 environmental non-profit organizations, including the Austin Parks Foundation across Texas in workplace giving campaigns. They have a great new TV Public Service announcement that we’re pleased to share with you. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” …