Project Playback: The Long-Awaited Alliance Children’s Garden Now Open

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Park History Michael Butler Park has been a fixture of Austin’s green spaces for the past 20 years. With all kinds of activities for Austinites to enjoy and Austin’s stunning skyline as a backdrop, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors right in the center of our city.  In November 1998, the City of Austin enforced a motor vehicle …

Take a Swing at These Playgrounds: 8 Awesome Playscapes in Austin

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Are your kids getting restless with their long days back at school? Need to release all those wiggles? We’ve put together a list of eight of our favorite playscapes in Austin, TX! While there are many awesome playgrounds in our city, our ACL Music Festival Grants Program helped to make the projects below possible. Looking to make a difference in …

Grab Your Rackets: 7 of Austin’s Best Outdoor Tennis Courts

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We know Austinites love to be active and have fun outdoors, which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tennis courts in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re a tennis enthusiast or wanting to try something new, these outdoor tennis courts around Austin are sure to please. Check out seven of our favorite tennis courts below, many of which are …

Project Playback: Replacing the Failing Playground at Springdale Park

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The 2019 park review came with some difficult news for Springdale Park and local residents. According to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s annual assessment, the Springdale playground was failing and became a priority for replacement. The assessment considers safety, age and the condition of the equipment when evaluating each park.  Using Board Designated Funds, Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in …

12 Swimming Holes Around Austin Guaranteed to Keep You Cool!

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We know that Austin is no stranger to steaming hot summers, and Austinites are always looking for a relaxing escape from the heat. That’s why we have compiled a list of a few of our favorite swimming holes near Austin! Whether you want to stay in the heart of downtown or would rather take a day trip to swim, we’re …

2021 City Budget Season: Help Us Advocate for Increased Parks Funding

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Each year during the City of Austin’s budgeting process, Austin Parks Foundation works to ensure our cherished green spaces get the funding they deserve. In partnership with park advocates, volunteers and other green space organizations we have proven that when we speak up for our parks as a collective, City Council listens! This year, we are asking for $6,900,000 in …

Paving the Way for Austinites: 6 of Austin’s Best Paved Trails

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Here at Austin Parks Foundation, we know there’s lots of reasons to love a paved path. From mobility aids to strollers, bikes or even just enjoying a walk with ease, there are paved paths at parks and trails all over Austin that will make your next park adventure a breeze! Check out these 6 paved path in parks and trails …

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Austin Ranks #45 in ParkScore Report, Falling 8 Spots from 2020

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the national organization responsible for assessing and ranking parks in America’s 100 largest cities, released its annual ParkScore rankings. The rankings are based on the five qualities that make park systems great: park access, acreage, amenities like playgrounds and basketball courts, funding to create new parks and maintain and improve existing ones, and, new …

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A Natural Fit: Academy Sports + Outdoors & Austin Parks Foundation

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From our beautiful parks, trails and green spaces to our great weather year-round, Austin is a haven for outdoor activities. Academy Sports + Outdoors is dedicated to helping Austinites enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. They put their money where their mouth is by supporting our work to improve parks across Austin with their year-round sponsorship of Austin Parks Foundation. …

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ABC Kite Fest Returns as City-Wide Celebration of Austin’s Parks and Children’s Creativity

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The ABC Kite Fest, one of Austin’s most iconic traditions, announced details for its 92nd year. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, the 2021 ABC Kite Fest will return March 27 and 28 as a city-wide celebration of Austin’s parks in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation. Sponsored in part by KXAN and Texas Mutual, this year’s ABC Kite …