Dove Springs Playdate brings families together

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Over 70 children and caregivers came together to move, create and connect with one another at APF’s first-ever Playdate in the Park at Dove Springs District Park. The event was free and open to the public, and encouraged families with small children to come to the park to participate in creative activities like dance, story time, music and arts and …

ACL Music Festival Announces 2021 Impact on Austin Parks

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C3 Presents has released the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival Economic Impact Report, announcing $6.7 million generated toward Austin park improvements. Over the last 17 years, Austin City Limits Music Festival’s (ACLMF) partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation has provided more than $48 million to Austin’s public park system. As the festival’s main beneficiary, Austin Parks Foundation’s unique relationship …

Welcome Back to the Movies

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The spring and summer seasons send Austinites scattering out across the city and into our beloved greenspaces. Whether to exercise, socialize, or reconnect with nature, our system of over 300 parks and trails have long been a place of refuge for people of all backgrounds and abilities. Another joy of the season is going to outdoor movie events in Austin. …

Community Budget Forums: Austin Parks Need Your Help!

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Our parks and Austin Parks Foundation need your help! The City of Austin’s annual budget process is kicking off with a series of community budget forums hosted by City Commissions throughout March. Commissioners will hear what’s important to the public, and how we’d like to see funding prioritized in next year’s city budget. They will then incorporate the feedback into recommendations …

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 …

Park Pollinators: Meet Barry Rivera

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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 …

Park Pollinators: Meet Liz Rush-Smyth

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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 …

Park Pollinators: Meet Kathleen Mannello

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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 …

It’s My Park Day Spring 2018 Highlights

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It’s My Park Day 2018: Another Success We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department, Watershed Protection and our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank our …