Earth Day + Parks

Rachel APF News, Volunteer

Earth Day is April 22nd, 2019 and APF is planning great things! From volunteer opportunities to park givebacks, there’s  plenty of ways to show Mother Earth you care this Earth Day! Here’s everything that we have going on around Austin: Join us for two special open work days to get out in the parks, get a sweat going, and make …

McBeth Recreation Center: A Bright Spot for Austinites of Differing Abilities

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, APF News, Park Development

Anytime a public resource like a park or recreation center becomes more accessible, there’s reason for celebration. For certain guests of McBeth Recreation Center in Zilker Park, there was an essential piece missing. Until now, that is! Austin Parks Foundation is proud to present the new, ADA compliant entrance ramp at McBeth Recreation Center! We’re excited to be a part …

St. John Park Transformed

Rachel ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Completed Projects (Our Impact), Featured Projects, Impact Grants, Special Projects


Our First-ever Impact Grantee – St. John Park – Opens to the Public Park is Redeveloped with More Than $450,000 in Funds Donated St. John Park underwent a complete redevelopment after receiving Austin Parks Foundation’s inaugural ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 in 2017. The Northeast Austin project broke ground in November of 2018, and APF is thrilled to …

State Legislators Debate Funding for Parks

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

Bills Propose Sporting Goods Sales Tax Be Directed to Parks as Intended Up at the Capital, legislators are considering bills (SB 26, SJR 24, HJR 39, and HR 1214) that would amend the Texas Constitution to ensure that sales tax collected from the sale of sporting goods is dedicated to Texas State Parks and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department …

Valuable Volunteers: It’s My Park Day Volunteers Making an Impact for Austin Parks

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

On a chilly Saturday morning, 3,000 volunteers bundled up and flocked to their local parks. We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who braved the cold 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 Fall 2019. We …

Community Budget Forums: Austin Parks Need Your Help!

Grant Ausbury APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy
, Park Advocacy, Press Release, Support Our Parks

Our parks and Austin Parks Foundation need your help! The City of Austin’s annual budget process is kicking off with a series of community budget forums hosted by City Commissions throughout March. Commissioners will hear what’s important to the public, and how we’d like to see funding prioritized in next year’s city budget. They will then incorporate the feedback into recommendations …

Park Pollinators: Meet Katie Robillard

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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 …

Spring It's My Park Day

APF’s Spring Edition of It’s My Park Day Presented by Wheatsville Food Co-Op Takes Place on March 2

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

Local restaurants and businesses to offer special givebacks to all volunteers. Volunteer registration now open.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 6, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation is thrilled to announce that the nonprofit’s annual city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (IMPD), is kicking off this year with the spring date set for Saturday, March 2. Presented by Wheatsville Food Co-Op, …

Impact Grant Winner Georgian Acres

APF Awarded Over $280,000 in 2018 Fall Community, Neighborhood and Impact Grants

Hannah Kay ACL Grants Landing Page, ACL Music Festival Grants, ACL Music Festival Grants (2), Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival
, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Community Grants, Featured Projects, Impact Grants, Neighborhood Grants, Press Release, Support Our Parks

Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects.  $100,000 ACL Music Festival Impact Grant to help build Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 16, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 fall grantees that will receive over $280,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails …