Colony Park: Bringing a Premiere Park Space to Austin’s East Side

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Colony District Park was spearheaded by Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and St. David’s Foundation to develop a premier park in the growing District 1 community. In 2016, the Park Master Planning process began and was implemented over the next three years. In addition to the new park, the Colony Park Neighborhood recieved a …

Pomerleau Pocket Park: APF’s First-Ever Park Design Services

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The Pomerleau Family, including their 5 children, moved to the Northeast side of Austin in 1972. The same year, Earl J. Pomerleau was hired by the State of Texas to bring the comprehensive alcohol treatment system that he had established in Nevada. Earl is credited for being the person most responsible for bringing the discussion group format of AA meetings …

Project Playback: Preserving the History of Downs-Mabson Fields

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Downs-Mabson Fields is currently the home of the Huston-Tillotson University Rams Baseball team but was once home to some of baseball’s legendary players. Although Austin has never hosted a Major League Baseball organization, a few of it’s biggest stars, including Hall of Famers, once played right here in central Texas. Austin Parks Foundation is proud to be a part of …