Gifts for the Outdoorsy, Park-Loving Austinites In Your Life

Grant Ausbury All Parks, APF News, Support Our Parks

This holiday season, you’ve got a chance to support your local parks with your holiday shopping! Whether it’s gifts for her, gifts for him or stocking stuffers, we’ve got unique gifts for the park-lovers and Austin enthusiasts in your life. All of this cool gear can be found in the APF Merch Store, and yeah, we’re tooting our own horn …

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with APF and Win!

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Austin Parks Foundation is taking part in the international Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, and we want YOU to join us! In addition to some amazing partners giving back when you visit, we’re also hosting a ticket giveaway thanks to our friends at ACL Music Festival when you donate. Check out what our friends and sponsors around Austin are doing …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $199,000 in Community Grants

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 18, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF)’s 2019 fall community grantees will receive $199,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails and green spaces from their Austin City Limits Music Festival Grants Program. Projects implemented span across the city and consist of a wide variety of projects including a baseball field, nature center, trail and …

FAQs: What We’re Asked the Most About Austin Parks Foundation

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Education
, ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), Featured - Nav (Fund Your Park), Featured - Nav (Our Work), Volunteer

This may be our most frequently asked question! Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works in collaboration with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD). APF is not a city-owned entity and receives financial support through donors, corporate sponsors, third-party fundraisers, Austin City Limits Music Festival and more. Here’s more on the difference between Austin Parks …

Valuable Volunteers: How It’s My Park Day Volunteers Made an Impact in Parks Across Austin, TX

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It's My Park! Day
, APF News, Volunteer

On Saturday morning, 3,000 volunteers dedicated their morning to serving their favorite parks. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who and made It’s My Park Day a huge success. The entire Austin Parks Foundation Staff & Board are so grateful, and we’re counting down the days, hours, and minutes until IMPD Spring 2020. We hope to …

Election Day Tips + Voting to Help Austin & Texas Parks

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Education
, APF News, Education, Park Advocacy, Support Our Parks

Voting season. It’s here, y’all. Whether you’re voting early or heading to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th, we’ve created this helpful guide to make your trip a success! Added bonus: you can make a difference with your vote for both Texas State Parks as well as parks, trails and green spaces in the city of Austin! Not sure where …

Code What? A primer on the new land development code & parkland dedication

Grant Ausbury All Parks, APF News, Park Advocacy, Parks

You’ve likely heard of the ill-fated effort known as CodeNEXT or heard the words “Land Development Code.” Unless you’re a professional in the field of land use, terms like setbacks, parking minimums, and density bonuses can seem like a foreign language. It’s that last piece that has Austin Parks Foundation paying attention. We are big believers in the power of …

Colony Park District Park: A Premiere Green Space on Austin’s East Side

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After decades of advocacy and a full master plan for the neighborhood, residents of Colony Park are receiving funding and project coordination from Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and St. David’s Foundation to develop a premier park in the growing District 1 community. In 2016, the Park Master Planning process began and was implemented …

Austin City Council’s 2019-20 Budget: A Big Win for the Parks

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On Tuesday, September 10, the Austin City Council formally adopted a budget for the City’s upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1st. The budget process, which kicks off in earnest with community engagement in the spring and the release of the City Manager’s proposed budget in early August, saw significant increases for parks from beginning to end. Why is that, …