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April 4, 2019

People + Parks: What A Ride

By Elizabeth McGuire In the mid 1990s, a flat, empty lot sat on the western edge of downtown Austin, virtually ignored by its neighboring law firms, beauty s...

April 2, 2019

Earth Day + Parks

Earth Day is April 22nd, 2019 and APF is planning great things! From volunteer opportunities to park givebacks, there's  plenty of ways to show Mother Earth ...

March 21, 2019

St. John Park Transformed

St. John Park underwent a complete redevelopment after receiving Austin Parks Foundation’s inaugural ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 in 2017. The...

March 20, 2019

State Legislators Debate Funding for Parks

Bills Propose Sporting Goods Sales Tax Be Directed to Parks as Intended Up at the Capital, legislators are considering bills (SB 26, SJR 24, HJR 39, and HR 1...

February 20, 2019

Park Pollinators: Meet Katie Robillard

Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organizatio...

Micaela, Rex and Maliha
February 5, 2019

People + Parks: Growing the Next Generation

By Elizabeth McGuire For Micaela, Rex and their daughter Maliha, Saturdays are for volunteering. Not just some Saturdays, but every single one. It’s not a ...

January 15, 2019

Save the Date & Amplify APF

Save-the-Date! On February 28th from 6pm to 6pm on March 1st, APF is participating in Amplify Austin – our city’s 24-hour online giving campaign, which ...

January 1, 2019

People + Parks: The Amplifier

By Elizabeth McGuire We’ve all heard this before: one person can make a difference. But really, how? One person can make a difference because one voice can...