Park Neighbors As Local Experts: How We Approach Community Engagement

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At Austin Parks Foundation, we believe that the people who know best about the needs of their parks are those who live near the park! Your perspective as a neighbor and stakeholder provides valuable insight about park priorities. Our community engagement efforts are therefore centered around ensuring that the public is included in the decision-making during park improvement projects and …

Thank you, Austin, for Making IMPD – At A Distance a Great Success

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It's My Park! Day
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In a year where a lot of things are uncertain, y’all made it clear that Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces are important. It’s My Park Day – At A Distance was a great success thanks to the 850+ Austinites that helped our city’s outdoor spaces. Thank you for all your support. We’re also grateful to all of the City …

People + Parks: Celebrating the History of the Train at Zilker Park

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People + Parks
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The Zilker Train has been an Austinite favorite for almost 60 years. Here at Austin Parks Foundation, we couldn’t be more excited to bring a new mini train to Zilker Park in 2021. Don’t forget to participate in the final round of voting to name the new Zilker Train before November 16, 2020! We think it’s important (and fun!) to …

Putting Programs to Work: Our Commitment to Inclusivity & Equity in our Programs

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Our commitment to inclusivity & equity in our programs Here at Austin Parks Foundation (APF), we’re committed to creating thoughtful and inclusive programming. And we strive to infuse equity into every project, in order to intentionally bring Black, Indigenous and People of Color neighbors to the table, and include them in the decision-making process. We understand no one can be …

Celebrating Juneteenth: Austin’s Historically Black Parks

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As we celebrate Juneteenth this year, amidst a restored sense of how urgently our city must face the truth of our past and work to improve our present and future, we wanted to take a step into history with you. We’ve gathered some links, photos and stories that we hope will help illustrate just how hard Black Austinites have had …

Active Transportation + Project Connect in the Time of COVID-19

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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! Written by Thomas Visco, Advocacy Manager at Austin Parks Foundation Last year, Austin City Council approved the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). This set …

7 Self Care Tips to Be Your Best Self at Home

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Yoga
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Featured photo by Nathan Fertig on Unsplash There’s no other way to say it: COVID-19 has shaken things up for everyone. While we’re all doing our part and sheltering in place, it’s important to take care of ourselves while we’re spending much more time at home than we’re used to. We’ve gathered 7 Self Care Tips to help you stay healthy, keep …

Advocacy Update: Help Us Protect Austin’s Parkland

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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! As many of you know, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been working with our City Council allies and other advocates to ensure Austin’s land-use …

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 …