Park Pollinators: Meet Katie Robillard

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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 organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read up on this month’s featured APF staff member, and stay tuned for more throughout the year!

Name: Katie Robillard

Title: Park Design Director

What She Does:

Katie oversees all of our park development projects! From Design Services to major projects like Seaholm Waterfront, Colony Park District Park and EastLink, Katie is the Landscape Architect behind our park improvements.

Time at APF:

1 year 8 months

Favorite park:

Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park – Such a great escape from the hustle of being in Austin.  The park has such nice river access, and I enjoy exploring the trails and soaking in the wide open spaces.

Favorite thing about being on the APF Staff:

I just love that I get to discover new parks in Austin every week. I also get to work on such impactful projects with great co-workers and park adopters.  There’s so much energy at the APF office because everyone is passionate about the work we are doing everyday in Austin parks.

Favorite park memory:

I have so many great personal memories in parks.  However, a recent memory that makes me smile is when I brought my youngest son to the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park this past year.  He went on the ferris wheel for the first time and was thrilled to be so high up overlooking the festive lights, and our beautiful city across Lady Bird Lake.  He still talks about it every time we are in the area of Zilker Park!

Fun Fact:

I am a LSU Tiger and played on the women’s varsity soccer team.  I may not be able to run up and down the field like I used to, but I am always up for a competitive shoot out 🙂


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