In Memory: Louis René Barrera

AustinParksFoundationAPF News, Parks, Adopt A Park, In Memory, National Trails Day, All Parks

We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Louis René Barrera, a man who dedicated so much of his life to Austin’s parks. He served as the Environmental Conservation Information Specialist for the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department for 24 years. His legacy can be seen clearly at any of Austin’s 15 nature preserves, but especially at Blunn …

Celebrate Earth Day with APF

AustinParksFoundationSupport Our Parks, Community Grants, Volunteer, Parks Leave a Comment

Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but we are celebrating for the entire month of April with volunteer events and giveback days! Check out the following ways to help APF celebrate Earth Day. Volunteer Opportunities East Williamson Creek: Come out on April 20th from 10AM to 1PM to help maintain the developing trail. RSVP and learn more here. Check …

Park Pollinators: Meet Kathleen Mannello

AustinParksFoundationAPF News, Park Pollinators Leave a Comment

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 …

Amplify Austin’s Green Space: District 1

AustinParksFoundationSupport Our Parks, Parks Leave a Comment

Austin Parks Foundation amplifies D1 This year for Amplify Austin, our city’s 24-hour giving frenzy, we’re highlighting the breadth of our work. We’ll share stories of projects from each district throughout the month of February so you can see how we’re Amplifying a green space near you! Today, we’re showing off how your gifts Amplify Meadows at Trinity Crossing. A new …

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Lott Pocket Park

AustinParksFoundationAdopt A Park, Parks Leave a Comment

Lott Pocket Park: Park Size Does Not Matter Located on a block of land between Catalpa, Curve, Olive, and Branch streets, Lott Pocket Park shows that park size does not matter. While Lott Pocket Park may be small, it is mighty with amenities that make it a popular spot in the community. One of the main attractions of the park is …

Great Grants! Rosewood Park

AustinParksFoundationACL Music Festival Grants, Parks Leave a Comment

The SHADE Project is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer through education, outreach and building shade structures where children play. The group completed its first shade structure at Rosewood Park this year and has plans to complete more in the future. Kids who play at the Rosewood splash pad will now be safer! The SHADE …

Photos from Sat Copperfield & Tarrytown Park workdays

AustinParksFoundationVolunteer, Parks Leave a Comment

Alice from Copperfield Nature Trails and Elizabeth from Tarrytown Park sent us their photo albums from their successful (and chilly) Saturday morning volunteer workdays.  Volunteers at Copperfield (photos here) worked on blazing another portion of their trail while volunteers at Tarrytown planted trees (photos here)  with help from the Parks Dept Forestry team.  Congrats to both groups on very successful workdays.

12 days of Copperfield (Nature Trail)

AustinParksFoundationParks Leave a Comment

On the twelve days of Copperfield, our greenbelt gave to thee… Twelve Trail Markers Eleven Group Meetings Ten Shropshire cleanups Nine Trail Workdays Eight rolls of landscape cloth Seven bottles of Ivy Block Six illegal pot plants Five steroid shots! (for the ivy rash) Four tons of litter Three trail tours Two car doors And a pile of clothing under …