Bluebonnet Season: Quick, Enjoy While They’re Here!

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× 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! By Elizabeth McGuire The bluebonnets are here and that means it’s time for the quintessential Texas photo op! Bluebonnets only show their faces for …

Labor of Love: Thousands of Volunteers Help Parks on It’s My Park Day

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On March 7th, Austinites woke up bright and early, headed to 110 different parks across our city and selflessly gave their time and labor. 4,000 volunteers showed our parks love by cleaning, planting, weeding, mulching, gardening, painting and so much more. All in one day! This was by far the most It’s My Park Day participants ever. We’ve come to …

Amplify Austin 2020: Support Austin’s Parks on March 5-6

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We are so excited for Amplify 2020 (check out our Amplify Austin page here)! Over the course of 2019, Austin Parks Foundation completed more park renovation projects than any other year in our organization’s history. What an end to the decade! Among the highlights are: The brand new Hartford Park which went from being an unused traffic triangle to a …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $199,000 in Community Grants

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 18, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF)’s 2019 fall community grantees will receive $199,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails and green spaces from their Austin City Limits Music Festival Grants Program. Projects implemented span across the city and consist of a wide variety of projects including a baseball field, nature center, trail and …

FAQs: What We’re Asked the Most About Austin Parks Foundation

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This may be our most frequently asked question! Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works in collaboration with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD). APF is not a city-owned entity and receives financial support through donors, corporate sponsors, third-party fundraisers, Austin City Limits Music Festival and more. Here’s more on the difference between Austin Parks …

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 …

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Play Your Part: Leave No Trace in Austin’s Parks

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Hello, Texas Summer! ⁠As temperatures increase, park usage does too, so it’s even more important to make sure we clean up after ourselves in our parks. After Memorial Day, unfortunately, lots of Austin’s beautiful greenspace was left in a mess, which makes it much harder for others to enjoy and for the city to maintain! As Austin Parks Foundation pushes …

Project Playback: Preserving the History of Downs-Mabson Fields

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Downs-Mabson Fields, specifically Mabson Field, is currently the ballpark of the Huston-Tillotson University Rams, but was once home to some of baseball’s legendary players. Although Austin has never hosted a Major League Baseball organization, a few of it’s biggest stars, including Hall of Famers, once played right here in central Texas. Austin Parks Foundation is proud to be a part …

Barton Creek Greenbelt: Investing In One of Austin’s Beloved Trails

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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 …

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People + Parks: Keeping Austin Clean, One Day at a Time

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By Elizabeth McGuire For the last 337 days, Austin’s green spaces have been cleaner than ever before. That’s because Julie Sondecker, creator of Instagram’s @365DaysofHiking, has been picking up trash in parks and on trails every single day since May 30, 2017. During her daily outings, she fills her signature blue mesh bag, artfully arranges the trash in a beautiful …