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Normalizing Self Care: 7 Self Care Tips to Be Your Best Self

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Over the last year, we’ve done our part to keep each other safe by sheltering in place, wearing a mask and much more as we adjusted to a new normal. Now more than ever, it’s important that we take care of ourselves as well! Let’s work on normalizing self care and doing what we can to promote a healthy mind …

Advocacy Update: Help Us Protect Austin’s Parkland

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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!As many of you know, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been working with our City Council allies and other advocates to ensure Austin’s land-use and development …

Labor of Love: Thousands of Volunteers Help Parks on It’s My Park Day

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On March 7th, Austinites woke up bright and early, headed to 110 different parks across our city and selflessly gave their time and labor. 4,000 volunteers showed our parks love by cleaning, planting, weeding, mulching, gardening, painting and so much more. All in one day! This was by far the most It’s My Park Day participants ever. We’ve come to …

Get Out Of Town! 6 Austin Nature Escapes For Spring Break

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Austin gets a little hectic during spring break, which makes it the perfect time to visit parks! We want to help you avoid I-35 and MoPac traffic (not to mention road rage) by getting out and into nature for some much-needed peace and quiet. Whether you want to hit a trail or find a nice spot for lunch that won’t …

Amplify Austin 2020: Support Austin’s Parks on March 5-6

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We are so excited for Amplify 2020 (check out our Amplify Austin page here)! Over the course of 2019, Austin Parks Foundation completed more park renovation projects than any other year in our organization’s history. What an end to the decade! Among the highlights are: The brand new Hartford Park which went from being an unused traffic triangle to a …

The Mayor of Mabson Field: Lee Dawson Jr.

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By Elizabeth McGuire Lee Dawson Jr., a native of East Austin, has been supporting his community for decades—one game at a time. Dawson grew up in the neighborhood and still lives within walking distance to Mabson Field, a youth baseball field that is adjacent to legendary Downs Field. Dawson volunteers his time, energy and good nature to help maintain the …

Coming Home: Anif & Anum’s Butler Park Love Story

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The Master Plan Nothing says meant-to-be like meeting someone from home over a thousand miles away. Anif and Anum both left the beautiful state of Texas headed to New York City early in their careers. Their love story began in 2016 when two Texans met a mutual friend for dinner on New Years Day. Their love story began in 2016 …

Butterflies: Dean & Marisa’s Bull Creek Love Story

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How They Met In May 2014, Dean and his friends put on their best bro tanks and made their way to West 6th Street for Sunday Funday. Little did he know that Marisa, who was in town to celebrate earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, was at The Dogwood with a local friend. As Marisa and her friend gossipped and …