Dove Springs Playdate brings families together

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Over 70 children and caregivers came together to move, create and connect with one another at APF’s first-ever Playdate in the Park at Dove Springs District Park. The event was free and open to the public, and encouraged families with small children to come to the park to participate in creative activities like dance, story time, music and arts and …

ACL Music Festival Announces 2021 Impact on Austin Parks

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C3 Presents has released the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival Economic Impact Report, announcing $6.7 million generated toward Austin park improvements. Over the last 17 years, Austin City Limits Music Festival’s (ACLMF) partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation has provided more than $48 million to Austin’s public park system. As the festival’s main beneficiary, Austin Parks Foundation’s unique relationship …

Welcome Back to the Movies

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The spring and summer seasons send Austinites scattering out across the city and into our beloved greenspaces. Whether to exercise, socialize, or reconnect with nature, our system of over 300 parks and trails have long been a place of refuge for people of all backgrounds and abilities. Another joy of the season is going to outdoor movie events in Austin. …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $150,000 Community Impact Grant to Highland Neighborhood Park

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) announced today that Highland Neighborhood Park will receive $150,000 as part of our Community Impact Grant. The grant will fund specific amenities as part of the park’s overall vision plan implementation, including a pedestrian bridge, connection path, water fountain and more. This year, we’re also excited to announce changes to their ACL Music Festival Grants Program …

Thousands of It’s My Park Day Volunteers Give 95 Local Parks Much-Needed Care

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It was incredible to see 2,895 Austinites helping local parks, trails, green spaces and community gardens on Saturday, March 5th. Austin Parks Foundation is grateful to everyone who participated and continually blown away by the generosity of our city! This was our first full-fledged, 100% in-person It’s My Park Day event since Spring 2020, and we couldn’t be more excited …

Amplify Austin Day: Support Austin’s Parks on March 2nd & 3rd!

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Amplify Austin Day is an annual day of giving hosted by I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH), a local non-profit organization. This 24-hour giving period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to support hundreds of non-profits in Central Texas! Together, 34,415 donors raised $12.5 Million for 760 Central Texas nonprofits in 2021. Over the past …

S3E1 Reflections of You: A Conversation with Zilker Eagle Mural Artists Ian Ingram & Becky Wittsche

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Welcome to Season 3 of the Austin ParksCast! We’re excited to bring you stories of park champions, host some tough but important conversations, and give you an inside look at Austin’s parks system. From the whole team at Austin Parks Foundation, we’re really grateful for your support. Thanks for tuning in! Seasons 1 and 2 of the ParksCast are available on …

Volunteer Registration Open for It’s My Park Day Returning Saturday, March 5th

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Austin Parks Foundation announced that volunteer registration is now open for the nonprofit’s annual city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (IMPD) presented by Room & Board. The event will take place Saturday, March 5th and welcomes Austinites to come together to help clean and improve their parks. For the first time since Spring 2020, It’s My Park Day will …

Better Together: A New Partnership to Cultivate the Future of Zilker Park

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Austin Parks Foundation and Barton Springs Conservancy received a grant from Austin Together to go through a facilitated process with 17 groups that operate and offer programming in Zilker Metropolitan Park to figure out how we can better work together. These groups collectively offer so many resources and experiences to Zilker Park’s visitors! Some of the partner organizations include the …

ATX Walk Bike Roll: Helping Everyone Access Their Local Parks

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With the goal of creating a more equitable, safe, and connected active transportation network, ATX Walk Bike Roll (WBR) represents the City of Austin’s initiative to update three plans at once: the 2014 Urban Trails Master Plan, the 2016 Sidewalk Master Plan, and the 2014 Bicycle Plan. As part of the project, the City is asking for your input on …