McBeth Recreation Center: A Bright Spot for Austinites of Differing Abilities

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, 2018 Special Projects, 2018 Success Stories, APF News, Park Development

Anytime a public resource like a park or recreation center becomes more accessible, there’s reason for celebration. For certain guests of McBeth Recreation Center in Zilker Park, there was an essential piece missing. Until now, that is! Austin Parks Foundation is proud to present the new, ADA compliant entrance ramp at McBeth Recreation Center! We’re excited to be a part …

Norwood Project

APF Grants $250K Matching Grant to Norwood Estate

Rachel 2018 Success Stories, APF News, Featured Projects (Home Page), News Coverage, Press Release

AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION GIFTS $250,000 AS MATCHING GRANT FOR RESTORATION OF THE HISTORIC NORWOOD ESTATE Project construction poised to begin if grant is fully matched    AUSTIN, TX (December 19, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited and proud to announce it has awarded a $250,000 matching grant to the Norwood Park Foundation (NPF) for the restoration and repurposing of …

grateful for Austin

Feeling Grateful for a Great Year for Austin’s Parks

AustinParksFoundation 2018 Success Stories, APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, People + Parks

2018 proved to be a great year for parks advocacy! Park advocates and APF Board and staff worked hard on issues like the 2018 bond development and election, Austin’s annual budget, raising the profile of parks issues for City Council candidates, and more. In the spirit of gratitude and giving thanks – here’s a look back at all we were …

Opening of Republic Square

Republic Square named 2018 Best Public Place

AustinParksFoundation 2018 Success Stories, APF News, Completed Projects (Our Impact)

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 Austin Impact Awards, this distinction is awarded to a completed public space that adds value to the community through its adaptability, frequency of use and magnetic quality. ULI Austin is an organization that …