ACL Music Festival Announces 2021 Impact on Austin Parks

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C3 Presents has released the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival Economic Impact Report, announcing $6.7 million generated toward Austin park improvements. Over the last 17 years, Austin City Limits Music Festival’s (ACLMF) partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation has provided more than $48 million to Austin’s public park system. As the festival’s main beneficiary, Austin Parks Foundation’s unique relationship …

Volunteer Registration Open for It’s My Park Day Returning Saturday, March 5th

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Austin Parks Foundation announced that volunteer registration is now open for the nonprofit’s annual city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (IMPD) presented by Room & Board. The event will take place Saturday, March 5th and welcomes Austinites to come together to help clean and improve their parks. For the first time since Spring 2020, It’s My Park Day will …

Better Together: A New Partnership to Cultivate the Future of Zilker Park

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Austin Parks Foundation and Barton Springs Conservancy received a grant from Austin Together to go through a facilitated process with 17 groups that operate and offer programming in Zilker Metropolitan Park to figure out how we can better work together. These groups collectively offer so many resources and experiences to Zilker Park’s visitors! Some of the partner organizations include the …

ATX Walk Bike Roll: Helping Everyone Access Their Local Parks

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With the goal of creating a more equitable, safe, and connected active transportation network, ATX Walk Bike Roll (WBR) represents the City of Austin’s initiative to update three plans at once: the 2014 Urban Trails Master Plan, the 2016 Sidewalk Master Plan, and the 2014 Bicycle Plan. As part of the project, the City is asking for your input on …

Staff Picks: Our Team’s Favorite Episodes of the Austin ParksCast So Far

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With Season 3 of the Austin ParksCast coming soon, we thought it would be fun to ask the Austin Parks Foundation team about their favorite episodes of the podcast so far. Listen to our Staff Picks and learn more about why they chose them below! Season 3 Episode 1 will be released in mid-February 2022 and features a conversation with …

Project Playback: How the Power of Community Shaped Brentwood Park

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Placed right beside Brentwood Elementary School, Brentwood Neighborhood Park has been the go-to location for countless community events and individual fun for many years! This park is an essential part of the outdoor culture of this community and provides a sanctuary of green space where neighbors can escape the rush of their everyday lives. As this passion for the park …

Another Wonderful Year of People + Parks: APF’s 2021 Highlights

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In 2021, Austin Parks Foundation was able to accomplish so much thanks to the generous support of our community. From our donors and sponsors, to volunteers, event attendees, partners and community leaders, we are incredibly grateful for all the ways you have shown your support for parks, trails and green spaces. Below is a brief recap of what we accomplished …

Introducing Joy Casnovsky: APF’s New Chief Mission Officer!

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Austin Parks Foundation is thrilled to introduce our new Chief Mission Officer, Joy Casnovsky! She is a native Austinite that has always been drawn to the public service and non-profit sectors. Read below to learn more about her work experience and what drew her to APF. In her most recent role, Joy served as Deputy Director of Sustainable Food Center …

Project Playback: Helping Neighbors Improve North Oaks Neighborhood Park

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One of our favorite things about the work we do is the people and organizations we get to work with. In 2018, Austin Parks Foundation completed four park improvement projects thanks to a $210,000 Active Parks Project grant from the St. David’s Foundation! With COVID delaying an official ribbon cutting and some additional community-initiated improvements coming this year, we wanted …

Take Action: Comment on the Mopac South Project’s Impacts to Zilker Park

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The virtual open house for work along Mopac South is happening between now and January 7th. This looks to be the only opportunity for public comment before Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) reveals their preferred alternative sometime in 2022. The project goes through Zilker Park, and there is potential for CTRMA to pay for parking in Zilker Park by …