Protect Parkland – Urge City Council to VOTE NO on Item 20 on 10/21

Grant Ausbury Advocacy, APF News, Blog Page

A crucial item is on the October 21st city council meeting agenda. ITEM 20 is asking city council members to vote on whether the current Parkland Dedication (PLD) fee structure should be revisited. This could be a huge loss for Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces! Austin’s Parkland Dedication Ordinance requires new real estate developments to set aside a certain …

Project Playback: The Long-Awaited Alliance Children’s Garden Now Open

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Park History Michael Butler Park has been a fixture of Austin’s green spaces for the past 20 years. With all kinds of activities for Austinites to enjoy and Austin’s stunning skyline as a backdrop, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors right in the center of our city.  In November 1998, the City of Austin enforced a motor vehicle …

Take a Swing at These Playgrounds: 8 Awesome Playscapes in Austin

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Are your kids getting restless with their long days back at school? Need to release all those wiggles? We’ve put together a list of eight of our favorite playscapes in Austin, TX! While there are many awesome playgrounds in our city, our ACL Music Festival Grants Program helped to make the projects below possible. Looking to make a difference in …

Zilker Park Vision Plan: Shape the Future Development of Austin’s Favorite Park

Grant Ausbury Advocacy, Blog Page, Park Advocacy

Zilker Park is one of the best known and most visited parks in Austin, yet has remarkably never had a comprehensive vision plan. The Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision Plan is now underway to plan for the future of the park’s 350 acres, and we need you to share your thoughts and opinions about what you’d like to see in the …

Austin’s New City Budget Passes Including Over $4 Million for Parks

Grant Ausbury Advocacy, Blog Page, Park Advocacy

Great news! The Austin City Council recently approved a new city budget, a process that occurs each Summer. Thanks to advocacy by Austin Parks Foundation and a coalition of parks advocates and organizations, the new budget includes over 4 million dollars ($4,311,949) in NEW funding directed at our city’s parks! We’re thrilled for the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) …

Grab Your Rackets: 7 of Austin’s Best Outdoor Tennis Courts

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We know Austinites love to be active and have fun outdoors, which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tennis courts in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re a tennis enthusiast or wanting to try something new, these outdoor tennis courts around Austin are sure to please. Check out seven of our favorite tennis courts below, many of which are …

Project Playback: Replacing the Failing Playground at Springdale Park

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The 2019 park review came with some difficult news for Springdale Park and local residents. According to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s annual assessment, the Springdale playground was failing and became a priority for replacement. The assessment considers safety, age and the condition of the equipment when evaluating each park.  Using Board Designated Funds, Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in …

12 Swimming Holes Around Austin Guaranteed to Keep You Cool!

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We know that Austin is no stranger to steaming hot summers, and Austinites are always looking for a relaxing escape from the heat. That’s why we have compiled a list of a few of our favorite swimming holes near Austin! Whether you want to stay in the heart of downtown or would rather take a day trip to swim, we’re …

2021 City Budget Season: Help Us Advocate for Increased Parks Funding

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Each year during the City of Austin’s budgeting process, Austin Parks Foundation works to ensure our cherished green spaces get the funding they deserve. In partnership with park advocates, volunteers and other green space organizations we have proven that when we speak up for our parks as a collective, City Council listens! This year, we are asking for $6,900,000 in …

Paving the Way for Austinites: 6 of Austin’s Best Paved Trails

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Here at Austin Parks Foundation, we know there’s lots of reasons to love a paved path. From mobility aids to strollers, bikes or even just enjoying a walk with ease, there are paved paths at parks and trails all over Austin that will make your next park adventure a breeze! Check out these 6 paved path in parks and trails …