IMPD volunteers at Festival Beach

THANK YOU to our Fall IMPD Volunteers!

Hannah Kay 
It's My Park! Day
, It's My Park! Day, People + Parks

A big thank you to all of our IMPD volunteers for helping make It’s My Park Day such a success! The over 2,000 volunteers helped contribute more than $162,000 worth of labor to our city parks, trails and preserves. We couldn’t have made this event happen without all of them, so from the entire Austin Parks Foundation board and staff – …

it's my tree week

It’s My Tree Week

Hannah Kay 
It's My Park! Day
, APF News, It's My Park! Day

In partnership with the City of Austin’s Urban Forestry Division, and the Parks & Recreation Department, we’re proud to present It’s My Tree Week! This week-long celebration of all things trees runs this Saturday, October 27th through next Saturday, November 3rd. It is chock full of fun activities for the whole family. Read on to see how you can celebrate Austin’s beloved trees! …

People + Parks: Veteran Volunteer, at Age 12

Rachel 
It's My Park! Day
, 
People + Parks
, APF News, Children's Programming
, Children's Programming, It's My Park! Day, National Public Lands Day
, National Trails Day
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by Elizabeth McGuire Like many kids, 12-year-old Kei Yarbrough grew up in parks—climbing on playscapes and running around with friends—but she also spent her early years at those same parks picking up trash and mulching trees. She is quick to say that all of it was fun. Since she was four years old, Kei has been volunteering for parks-related events …

It’s My Park Day 2018 Highlights

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It’s My Park Day 2018: Another Success We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department, Watershed Protection and our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank our …

People + Parks: On the Right Path

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By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with him, and as it turns …

APF Partners with Local Restaurants for It’s My Park Day

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It’s My Park Day Spring is March 3rd – Volunteer registration is open now! Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. In the fall we had over 3,200 volunteers, and nearly 100 projects city-wide, putting in over 10,000 hours of labor. We want to give back to our amazing volunteers, so we have partnered with …

Fall 2017 It’s My Park Day Breaks Records!

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Fall 2017 It’s My Park Day Highlights In only it’s second year, our Fall It’s My Park Day has already broken the previous records for volunteer turnout. We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like …

People + Parks: Planting Seeds

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By Elizabeth McGuire Meet Katie Falgoust Like many people, Katie Falgoust spends 40 hours a week working in front of a computer. Unlike many people, when Katie’s not working she is often thinking about vegetables. Or compost. Or mulch. Or water. Katie is an avid gardener and member of the Festival Beach Community Garden. She serves as the Volunteer and …

The Perks of Being a Volunteer

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It’s My Park Day Volunteers Get Back When They Give Back This Saturday, November 4, 2017, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) will host our second Fall It’s My Park Day. It’s My Park Day is APF’s largest city-wide volunteer event where thousands of volunteers come together to work on various improvement projects in parks and greenbelts throughout the city. In addition …

People + Parks: The Difference Maker

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By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM an Eagle Scout,” he will …