Project Playback: Kendra Page Nature Playscape

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The Kendra Page Nature Playscape, one of only a handful in Austin, is complete! The park adopter team at Kendra Page was awarded our 2020 Fall ACL Festival Community Grant after applying to create a nature playscape, a play environment that consists of elements and textures from the earth such as tree logs, tree stumps, and a nature trail that …

Project Playback: Alderbrook Pocket Park Playground Renovation

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For almost 20 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked with the Friends of Alderbrook to improve Alderbrook Pocket Park (12444 Lamplight Village Ave.). The surrounding neighborhood had been designated high-need by Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), and this undeveloped space was officially acquired by PARD in 2011. Over the years, the neighborhood advocated for a community garden, playground, trails, …

Spring Community Impact Grant & Design Award Winners

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We are excited to announce some recent ACL Grant and Design Services awards to parks across Austin: A $600 Neighborhood Grant to Overton School/Colony Park District Park in City Council District 1, for outdoor classroom installation and programming sponsorship for participation with PEAS OutdoorLearning A $1,000 Neighborhood Grant to West Austin Neighborhood Park in District 9, for the restoration of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Staff Picks: Our Team’s Favorite Episodes of the Austin ParksCast So Far

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With Season 3 of the Austin ParksCast coming soon, we thought it would be fun to ask the Austin Parks Foundation team about their favorite episodes of the podcast so far. Listen to our Staff Picks and learn more about why they chose them below! Season 3 Episode 1 will be released in mid-February 2022 and features a conversation with …

Room & Board Helps APF Celebrate 30 Years of People + Parks

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For 30 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked tirelessly to pursue our mission of enhancing people’s lives by improving our city’s public parks, trails and green spaces. As we celebrate three decades of connecting people and parks, we are thrilled to announce Room & Board as our 30th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. At APF, we believe that our community’s green spaces …

Project Playback: How the Power of Community Shaped Brentwood Park

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Placed right beside Brentwood Elementary School, Brentwood Neighborhood Park has been the go-to location for countless community events and individual fun for many years! This park is an essential part of the outdoor culture of this community and provides a sanctuary of green space where neighbors can escape the rush of their everyday lives. As this passion for the park …