People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

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By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. Spearheaded by park adopter and …

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Driving Force: Carvana Shares the Love with Austin Parks

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Meet the Carvana Team! Just over a year ago, Austin Parks Foundation hosted an energetic crew of volunteers at Zilker Park. Though the team was small, they were mighty, helping us repaint and revitalize a piece of one of Austin’s most well-loved parks. Back then, Carvana was a small start-up office in Austin. The team lead – Ben Chako, Austin Market Operations …

Run with Team APF

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#OptOutside & Win!

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#OptOutside this Holiday Season and Win! You may remember REI has done things a little different on Black Friday —they have closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people have done just that – including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we saw hundreds of you posting …

People + Parks: The Difference Maker

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By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM an Eagle Scout,” he will …

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City Budget Additions Bring Much-Needed Improvements to Parks

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Advocacy Update From Ladye Anne Wofford, CMO Earlier this month, Austin City Council approved a $3.9 billion budget for the City of Austin for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Most of the debate at city hall centered around how to best allocate $5 million that was identified to support a number of city council priorities. While the Austin City Council included …

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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 …

APF Named Beneficiary of the Cap10K in 2018

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2018 Statesman Capitol 10K to feature Leo Manzano, Austin Parks Foundation and finishers’ medals Austin, TX (Sept. 14, 2017) The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced that race ambassador Leo Manzano and Austin Parks Foundation, beneficiary of the Cap10K, will return for the 41st race on April 8, 2018. Additionally, for the first time …

Support the Parks at City of Austin Budget Hearings

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Austin Parks and Recreation currently needs $700 million to repair and renovate parks City of Austin budget hearings are approaching, and APF needs help telling City Council that the parks are in need. According to ParkScore, Austin is ranked #46 and currently spends $103 per resident, while cities in the top ten spend an average of $208. Austinites have enjoyed …