Sweet Re-leaf: Fall & Winter Kids Crafts and Activities in Austin, TX

Hayley Behm Education, Children's Programming, Blog Page, Little Hummingbird Society Page, Nature Play

As the weather starts to get cooler and leaves start to fall each year, there are so many things to do in and around Austin! We gathered these activities to help you and your little ones have some nature-themed fun this Fall and Winter! To quash any weekend boredom, check out our list of crafts and events we compiled just …

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Introducing the Austin ParksCast: APF’s Brand New Podcast!

Grant Ausbury Featured Projects (Home Page), Featured - Nav (Our Work), Featured - Nav (Fund Your Park), Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), APF News, All Parks, Education, Featured Top LPs, Blog Page, Groundbreakers

Austin Parks Foundation is thrilled to introduce you to our brand new podcast: the Austin ParksCast! If you’re passionate about Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces, this podcast is for you. We’ll tackle important topics related to our city’s park system and discuss all things parks. Your Austin ParksCast hosts are Kathleen Barron, Sr. Programs Manager, and Grant Ausbury, Sr. …

Nature Play as Development with the Rivera Family

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, Education, Children's Programming, Blog Page, Little Hummingbird Society Page, COVID-19, Nature Play

Presented by Little Hummingbird SocietyWritten by Barry Rivera, Volunteer Manager at Austin Parks Foundation In addition to just getting kids outdoors, nature play offers some cognitive and behavioral benefits to kids of all ages. The good news is – nature play is the perfect way to combine sensory, imaginary and motor skill development all in one! Sensory Experiences For smaller …

Seed Balls 101: Beginners Guide to Making Seed Balls

Grant Ausbury It's My Park Day, Education, Blog Page, Little Hummingbird Society Page

×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, are one of our favorite ways to bring some color to our volunteer projects. They are an easy way …

Tree Care 101: Beginners Guide to Happy, Healthy Trees

Grant Ausbury It's My Park Day, Education, Blog Page, Little Hummingbird Society Page

Trees are superheroes when it comes to our planet. They clean the air, combat climate change, keep us cool, save water and so much more! We’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks so you can keep the trees in your life happy and healthy for years to come. Austin Parks Foundation recognizes the importance of trees not just to our …

Election Day Tips + Voting to Help Austin & Texas Parks

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, Support Our Parks, APF News, Park Advocacy, Education

Voting season. It’s here, y’all. Whether you’re voting early or heading to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th, we’ve created this helpful guide to make your trip a success! Added bonus: you can make a difference with your vote for both Texas State Parks as well as parks, trails and green spaces in the city of Austin! Where to Vote …

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Vote Yes on Propositions B & C!

AustinParksFoundation News Coverage, Parks, APF News, Park Advocacy, Education

Most of us are familiar with the high profile races being decided in the upcoming election, but did you know that voters will also be deciding whether or not to approve funding for capital improvements in city infrastructure? This year voters will have the choice whether or not to support $925 million dollars in investment in city infrastructure spread out …

Calling All First-Timers: This Meeting is For You!

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If you’ve never led a project for It’s My Park Day before, we invite you to join us on January 31 at the Carver Branch Library for a crash course in IMPD. All rookie project leaders are welcome to attend as we cover the basics of leading a successful volunteer project for our parks. Here’s what to expect: SCHEDULE: 6:45 …

Upcoming Grants Workshops

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Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we’ll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation …

Upcoming Trail Workshops

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Our Park Improvement Education Series, or P.I.E.S., is a series of eight free workshops made possible by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Topics include mulching and root collar clearing, water design, and habitat restoration. This November 8 and 15 we will conclude our 2014 P.I.E.S. with two back-to-back weekend Trail Education and Stewardship Training workshops. Members of the Austin Ridge Riders will …