If you hear someone in Austin, TX talking about “the greenbelt”, there’s a good chance they’re referring to Barton Creek Greenbelt. Whether you’re looking for a day hike, mountain biking, rock climbing, or swimming, this greenbelt has it all. That’s why it’s one of Austinites’ favorites! At Austin Parks Foundation, we recognize the importance of the Barton Creek Greenbelt and …
Our First-ever Impact Grantee – St. John Park – Opens to the Public Park is Redeveloped with More Than $450,000 in Funds Donated St. John Park underwent a complete redevelopment after receiving Austin Parks Foundation’s inaugural ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 in 2017. The Northeast Austin project broke ground in November of 2018, and APF is thrilled to …
Austin Parks Foundation helped fund the new shade structure at Gullett School Park, in partnership with the Adopt-A-Park group, the Gullett PTA. Premiering with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, the shade structure over the playground at Gullett Elementary now allows kids to play year-round. The Gullett PTA, which is also the Adopt-A-Park group for the park, saw how the …
The Austin District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Austin) named Republic Square as the 2018 Best Public Place last week! Given at the annual ULI Austin Impact Awards, this distinction is awarded to a completed public space that adds value to the community through its adaptability, frequency of use and magnetic quality. ULI Austin is an organization that …
With the help of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Perry Park were able to add two more art installations to the park. The pieces, Alas #IV by Betty Gold and Blue Float
Located in the Dove Springs neighborhood in Southeast Austin, Ponciana Park was underused by people in the neighborhood due to lack of a playground area.
March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city’s favortie swimming holes!
In April, a fire destroyed much of the park resulting in $95,000 worth of damages. Thankfully, many members of the Austin community banded together and took action.
Multiple grants have been awarded to projects at Patterson Park over the last few years, totaling $41,997. These projects include a community garden…
Mayfield Park and Preserve is well-known for the flock of peacocks that call its lush gardens home. But this 23-acre gem also has deep roots in Austin’s history.
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