Parks Could Receive $149M in Bond Funding through November Ballot

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At their June 28th meeting, City Council voted to move forward and put multiple bond propositions on the ballot in November! Read on for the details, and be sure to check out the video re-cap below. Council approved a resolution directing the City Manager to come back with ballot language which they’ll look over in August. During their discussion, Council …

Park Pollinators: Meet Liz Rush-Smyth

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …

Austin ParkScore Changes

Hayley Wood APF News, Parks

Last month, the Trust for Public Land published its annual ParkScore index; a ranking of the top 100 largest U.S cities parks. TPL determines the rankings by looking at factors like accessibility, funding, integrity and resources. For 2018, some of last year’s hard work on advocacy and public participation helped Austin move up four spots to #42. Compared to other …

APF Awards $172,000 in 2018 Spring Community Grants and Announces First Recipient of Design Services

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Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks’ improvements, renovations and construction projects AUSTIN, TX (June 25, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 spring grantees that will receive over $170,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Projects include new playground equipment, improved community pools, school parks, sports …

Helping Pollinators in 2018

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Summer is officially here. And as the temperature rises, so do the number of pollinating frequent-fliers. For 2018, Pollinator week falls on June 18-24. This program aims to raise pollinator awareness and their role in maintaining future ecosystems and food diversity. If your favorite park has an abundance of wildflowers or flora you might see a few bees, butterflies, or …

People + Parks: Veteran Volunteer, at Age 12

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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 …

Findings from Studio Gang Programming and Implementation Study for Seaholm Waterfront Revealed

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Architecture and Urban Design Firm’s In-Depth Study Shows Potential Concepts for the Decommissioned Seaholm Intake Building AUSTIN, TX (June 4, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the results and recommendations of the planning study for the future of the historic Seaholm Intake structure and …

People + Parks: Local Support and Global Wisdom

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By Elizabeth McGuire If you were planning an expansive, open-ended trip to the other side of the globe, how would you spend your last days at home? Tying up loose ends? Buying supplies? Saying goodbye to friends? Triple-checking your passport and flight details? If you were Eric Nichols you would be raising money for a treasured hometown organization. This past …

Park Pollinators: Meet Kathleen Mannello

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …

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 …