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Frannie and kids in front of new playscape at Gracywoods
December 13, 2018

Project Playback: Upgrades at Gracywoods

Gracywoods Neighborhood Park, located in northwest Austin, was in desperate need of repair. The nearby community is growing, and the park couldn’t meet deman...

December 5, 2018

People + Parks: Future Philanthropists

By Elizabeth McGuire If you ask Anissa Castillo what she remembers about volunteering with her young family at the last It’s My Park Day, she will talk of ...

IMPD volunteers at Festival Beach
November 7, 2018

THANK YOU to our Fall IMPD Volunteers!

A big thank you to all of our IMPD volunteers for helping make It’s My Park Day such a success! The over 2,000 volunteers helped contribute more than $162,...

November 1, 2018

Park Pollinators: Meet Barry Rivera

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...

it's my tree week
October 25, 2018

It’s My Tree Week

In partnership with the City of Austin’s Urban Forestry Division, and the Parks & Recreation Department, we’re proud to present It’s My Tree Week! This week-...

Vote yes on propositions B & C!
October 23, 2018

Vote Yes on Propositions B & C!

Most of us are familiar with the high profile races being decided in the upcoming election, but did you know that voters will also be deciding whether or not...

run with APF's marathon team
October 15, 2018

Run with Team APF 2019

APF is proud to have been selected again as an official charity partner of the 2019 Austin Marathon! That means we need people like YOU to run with us and he...

October 3, 2018

People + Parks: Adventurous Ambassador

By Elizabeth McGuire Jennifer Ramos got hooked on hiking when she realized that it nudged her out of her comfort zone and into places she might not otherwise...

September 6, 2018

People + Parks: Volunteer of the Year

By Elizabeth McGuire Daniela Nunez was raised in a few different parts of central Austin, but no matter the neighborhood, she always had easy access to parks...

Opening of Republic Square
September 5, 2018

Republic Square named 2018 Best Public Place

The Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Austin) named Republic Square as the 2018 Best Public Place last week! Given at the annual ULI A...