Colony Park District Park: A Premiere Park Takes Flight

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Dear Readers, Last week we published a blog that did not accurately reflect the long and hard-won history of the Colony Park Neighborhood and Colony Park District Park. We’d like to sincerely apologize for the way that piece neglected to give the credit due to the many neighbors and residents who have advocated for this space for over three decades. …

Colony Park District Park: A Premiere Green Space on Austin’s East Side

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After decades of advocacy and a full master plan for the neighborhood, residents of Colony Park are receiving funding and project coordination from Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and St. David’s Foundation to develop a premier park in the growing District 1 community. In 2016, the Park Master Planning process began and was implemented …

Pomerleau Pocket Park: APF’s First-Ever Park Design Services

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The Pomerleau Family, including their 5 children, moved to the Northeast side of Austin in 1972. The same year, Earl J. Pomerleau was hired by the State of Texas to bring the comprehensive alcohol treatment system that he had established in Nevada. Earl is credited for being the person most responsible for bringing the discussion group format of AA meetings …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards Over $180,000 In 2019 Spring Grants & Park Design Services

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 2, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) announced their 2019 spring grantees that will receive over $180,400 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces across 5 districts. Projects include the creation of trails, installation of park amenities and more. Additional information on the specific park improvement projects and grant recipients can be …

St. John Park Transformed

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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 have officially opened the park to the public with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 20. Council Member Greg Casar, Austin Parks Foundation …

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St. David’s Foundation – A True Partner to Austin’s Parks

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In 2018, APF completed four projects made possible by a $120,000 St. David’s Foundation Active Parks Project grant, focusing on providing physical activity, recreation and social connectedness through new park amenities in Central Austin. Our completed park improvements included a new shade structure at Martin Neighborhood Pool, a new playscape at Edward Rendon Sr. Metropolitan Park, repair and renovation of …

Impact Grant Winner Georgian Acres

APF Awarded Over $280,000 in 2018 Fall Community, Neighborhood and Impact Grants

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Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects.  $100,000 ACL Music Festival Impact Grant to help build Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 16, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 fall grantees that will receive over $280,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails …

Norwood Project

APF Grants $250K Matching Grant to Norwood Estate

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AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION GIFTS $250,000 AS MATCHING GRANT FOR RESTORATION OF THE HISTORIC NORWOOD ESTATE Project construction poised to begin if grant is fully matched    AUSTIN, TX (December 19, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited and proud to announce it has awarded a $250,000 matching grant to the Norwood Park Foundation (NPF) for the restoration and repurposing of …

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Project Playback: Upgrades at Gracywoods

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Gracywoods Neighborhood Park, located in northwest Austin, was in desperate need of repair. The nearby community is growing, and the park couldn’t meet demand. The playscape was old and broken, and the safety surfacing had large holes, making the park unsafe for children. Fall 2017 marked a turning point for Gracywoods.  With the support of The Gracywoods Neighborhood association, Bill …