Support Parks in our City’s Budget

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Only 60% of residents currently live within a 10-minute walk to a park, and the amount of green space varies greatly throughout the city. At APF, we feel a critical responsibility to invest in, and maintain our parks for future generations in every area of the city. We believe our public parkland should be preserved and maintained. We believe all …

Project Playback: Kendra Page Nature Playscape

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The Kendra Page Nature Playscape, one of only a handful in Austin, is complete! The park adopter team at Kendra Page was awarded our 2020 Fall ACL Festival Community Grant after applying to create a nature playscape, a play environment that consists of elements and textures from the earth such as tree logs, tree stumps, and a nature trail that …

Project Playback: Alderbrook Pocket Park Playground Renovation

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For almost 20 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked with the Friends of Alderbrook to improve Alderbrook Pocket Park (12444 Lamplight Village Ave.). The surrounding neighborhood had been designated high-need by Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), and this undeveloped space was officially acquired by PARD in 2011. Over the years, the neighborhood advocated for a community garden, playground, trails, …

Letter to Austin City Council

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Austin Parks Foundation and its partners recently sent a letter to Austin City Council outlining the needs of our park system that should be addressed in the city budget process. This advocacy by APF and 15 partner organizations is in preparation for the City Council voting on the next fiscal year’s budget in August. Parks funding comes in large part …

Give back to Austin’s parks at Hat Creek Burger Company

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Order A Lettuce Wrapped Combo Meal with a Rambler Sparkling Water at Austin Area Hat Creek Burger Company Locations June 13 – July 13 and Help Support Austin Parks Foundation! Austin-based burger chain Hat Creek Burger Company is partnering with Austin Parks Foundation and Rambler Sparkling Water to show their support and appreciation for Austin’s beautiful parks and green spaces with …

Spend your summer with APF!

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We are excited to announce that our ‘In the Park’ series is relaunching this summer with expanded programming. The free series returns with Austin’s beloved Movies in the Park after a two-year hiatus, Fitness in the Park and the addition of Playdates in the Park. Each of the programs offers a unique experience for people of all ages to participate …

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 …