abc kite fest returns to austin

ABC Kite Fest Returns as City-Wide Celebration of Austin’s Parks and Children’s Creativity

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The ABC Kite Fest, one of Austin’s most iconic traditions, announced details for its 92nd year. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, the 2021 ABC Kite Fest will return March 27 and 28 as a city-wide celebration of Austin’s parks in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation. Sponsored in part by KXAN and Texas Mutual, this year’s ABC Kite …

Victory at City Hall: Essential Funds for Parks Added to the City Budget

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It’s been a tough year for Austin’s parks. Already perennially underfunded, Austin’s parks and trails systems have been inundated, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Tens of thousands of new users, overwhelming some of Austin’s most beloved parks, have taken their toll. Whether it be habitat degradation, increased littering and pollution, or just the daily wear and tear from thousands of visitors, …

How To Backyard Ball: A Step-by-Step Guide to Join the Fun

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We want to make sure everyone who wants to join in on the fun is able to access the Backyard Ball! Our host, DJ Mel, will be going live on Twitch, one of the most popular streaming platforms. Read on for more info on how to join us! Don’t have a Twitch account? No worries, you don’t need one to …

Investing in Parks: Austin’s Parks + Trails as Economic Drivers

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On April 7th, the civic world in Austin seemed to halt for a few brief moments. John Hockenyos, an Austin based economist, delivered a less-than-rosy economic impact update to Austin’s City Council in the wake of COVID-19. “I’m hoping that is a slightly pessimistic scenario, but I think it is a realistic scenario,” Hockenyos said.  The scenario predicted Great Depression …

The Great Indoors: Nature Films for Adventuring in Place

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all! We’re all dreaming of a world where we can flock to the world’s most beautiful natural spaces. But since we’re unable to travel, your friends …

Active Transportation + Project Connect in the Time of COVID-19

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all! Written by Thomas Visco, Advocacy Manager at Austin Parks Foundation Last year, Austin City Council approved the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). This set an …

Nature Play Activity: Create Your Very Own Fairy Park!

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Presented by Little Hummingbird Society Written by Ladye Anne Wofford, Chief Mission Officer at Austin Parks Foundation Fairy Gardens are miniature gardens complete with structures and living plants that have been gaining huge popularity as home and garden decorations. In fact, the Zilker Botanical Garden even hosts a Woodland Faerie Trail Exhibit every year! Tiny houses, chairs, lawns and ponds …

Easter Eggsibition: Bunnies on Parade in Your Neighborhood

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× Hey, y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun right in the comfort of your own home! Be sure to check out our Eggstravaganza at a Distance and Neighborhood Eggsploration blogs for more Easter fun! Everyone loves a Parade! We’ve seen people all over the nation come …

Neighborhood Eggsploration: An Easter Scavenger Hunt

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× Hey y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun without leaving your neighborhood! Be sure to check out our Eggstravaganza at a Distance and Bunnies On Parade blogs for more Easter fun! So, how can we make the most of Easter weekend while sheltering in place? How …

Eggstravaganza at a Distance: Egg-free Easter Ideas

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× Hey y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun without leaving your neighborhood! Be sure to check out our Neighborhood Eggsploration and Bunnies On Parade blogs for more Easter fun! While we are all being good neighbors and only purchasing what we need, we thought now would …