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Odom School Park Project Nearly Complete

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Austin Parks Foundation Again Named Dell Technologies Match Play Charity

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APF is Proud to Again Be A Beneficiary of This Amazing Event! Austin Parks Foundation is honored to be one of the local charity beneficiaries for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (DTMP). The tournament brings 64 top-ranked, professional golfers from around the world, right here to Austin and has generated more than $2 million in charitable proceeds in …

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People + Parks: Champion Collaborator

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Seaholm Waterfront Funding by APF and The Trail Foundation

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Internationally recognized architecture and urbanism firm Studio Gang selected to lead study on Seaholm Waterfront Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the funding of a collaborative planning study for the future of Seaholm Waterfront, the historic Seaholm Intake structure and its surrounding parkland. The plan—which will …

Lifeguard Hiring Incentive Program

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We are excited to partner with the Aquatic Division to offer the first ever Lifeguard Hiring Incentive program. Over 750 lifeguards need to be hired for the summer season in order to safely operate Austin’s municipal pools. The goal of this partnership is to provide an incentive for the first 500 lifeguards that are hired, trained and work the first …

Thank You!

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Thank you for helping make our 13th annual It’s My Park Day, presented by Manchester Texas Financial Group, a resounding success! This year, 3,000 volunteers helped contribute nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of labor back to our city parks and preserves. Nearly 100 parks participated in projects such as mulching, root collar clearing and tree care, painting, …

King & Country Food Co. is Now Open in Wooldridge Square

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We are happy to announce the newest addition to Wooldridge Square is the King & Country Food Co. airstream trailer. Wooldridge Square is one of Austin’s four original downtown parks and is located next to Travis County Courthouse and the Austin History Center at 900 Guadalupe St. Austinite and King & Country owner, Brett Moore, has many childhood memories of …

A Fresh Look for Old Bakery Park

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Where do you get your Thai food fix in Austin? You could be enjoying fresh, homemade Thai cuisine in the heart of downtown at the My Thai Mom food trailer located at Old Bakery Park at 10th and Congress. My Thai Mom opened in Old Bakery Park in June 2012 as part of our park vendor program. They’re open Monday-Friday …

Zero Waste Success

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The numbers are in! On September 27, National Public Lands Day volunteers and project leaders gathered after a morning of park projects in Rosewood Park to celebrate with food, drinks and live music. To further this event’s commitment to the environment, APF and Texas Conservation Corps teamed up with Ecology Action and the East Side Compost Pedallers to make the party a zero waste …