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 …

APF Awards Over $102,000 in 2021 Spring Community Grants

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce our 2021 Spring Community Grants recipients, that will receive over $102,000 in combined funding to build numerous park necessities and improve various parks across Austin! As a part of our ACL Music Festival Grants Program, Community Grants are designed to support community-initiated improvement projects requiring between $5,000 – $50,000 in funds. Since …

Hundreds of Austinites Help Parks During It’s My Park Day Spring 2021

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We couldn’t be more thankful for the Austinites that helped their local parks during It’s My Park Day Spring 2021, presented by Wheatsville Food Co-op. From Saturday, June 5th to Sunday, June 13th,  815 people volunteered in-person and 158 completed our virtual volunteer activities! It was such a thrill to have in-person projects in parks across Austin for the first …

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Austin Ranks #45 in ParkScore Report, Falling 8 Spots from 2020

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the national organization responsible for assessing and ranking parks in America’s 100 largest cities, released its annual ParkScore rankings. The rankings are based on the five qualities that make park systems great: park access, acreage, amenities like playgrounds and basketball courts, funding to create new parks and maintain and improve existing ones, and, new …

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Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Sanctioned Encampments on Parkland

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, News Coverage, Park Advocacy, Press Release

Our neighbors experiencing homelessness are exactly that – our neighbors. We at Austin Parks Foundation want to see humane shelter be made available to these vulnerable individuals and that they be able to access the care and services they desperately need and deserve. We know the city is facing a monumental task in finding solutions to house our neighbors and …

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A Natural Fit: Academy Sports + Outdoors & Austin Parks Foundation

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From our beautiful parks, trails and green spaces to our great weather year-round, Austin is a haven for outdoor activities. Academy Sports + Outdoors is dedicated to helping Austinites enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. They put their money where their mouth is by supporting our work to improve parks across Austin with their year-round sponsorship of Austin Parks Foundation. …

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Calling Local Artists: Design a Mural Under for the Zilker Eagle

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce that developments to revitalize the Zilker Train are well underway with the anticipated reopening in the fall of 2021. The tunnel under the Barton Springs Road Bridge will be receiving an update along with the track, depot, and other features. APF has just released its Request for Proposal (RFP) for artists to …

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A Fresh Look at Our 2020 Commitments to Inclusion in Our Programs

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In 2020 we made a commitment to move deeper into justice, equity and inclusion through our programming. Now, with 2020 behind us, we wanted to give you an update on the ways we have succeeded – and failed – to follow through on those commitments. Below are some of the ways we have tried to infuse our value of inclusivity …