Seeing Silver: APF Turns 25 in 2017

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Since 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has been devoted to improving parks, trails and green spaces all over the city. This year, we turn 25 and we’re excited to celebrate not just the big wins of the last quarter century, but also the coming enhancements to our city’s prized outdoor spaces. From the very start, APF has been rooted in community …

People + Parks: Co-Founder of APF Stands as a Role Model

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Closing the Funding GAP

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Great Austin Parks is a coalition of environmental groups that advocates for increases to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) budget. Coalition members include: Austin Parks Foundation, The Trail Foundation, Keep Austin Beautiful, TreeFolks, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Pease Park Conservancy, and Austin Metro Trails & Greenways. PARD has been a favorite target for budget cuts for decades. When the good …

Advocate for Completing the Lady Bird Lake Trail!

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There is some good news for Trail (@ Lady Bird Lake) users: Completing the Trail with the Riverside Boardwalk is now on the project list for the planned November 2010 bond election.   Please email the Task Force members now at ctf@austinstrategicmobility.com and let them know: It is time to Complete the Trail. The transportation bond package as a whole will reduce …

Reminder: City Budget Open House – 6-9 pm tonight!

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6-9 pm tonight (Tuesday, June 15th 2010) – Austin Convention Center. Wear your 2010 It’s My Park Day t-shirt – if you don’t have one (or its dirty, etc.) Charlie have a stack of extras and will be waiting outside the door of the room that we are meeting in…. Here’s the format: 1 – Short presentation/overview on City Budget 2 …

Waller Creek District Master Plan Town Hall Meeting

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South Walnut Creek Trail – Public Input Meetings

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Two public meetings for the South Walnut Creek Trail, currently under design. So. Walnut Creek Trail – Public Input Meeting: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6:30 PM Please join City Staff and Trail Consultants for a very important meeting regarding the development of the South Walnut Creek Trail. Tue, Oct 27 at Eastside Memorial High School Cafeteria, 1012 Arthur Stiles Road, …

At Long Last – Next Phase of Guerrero-Colorado River Park

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Just posted on the City of Austin website (7/23/09): The City Council authorized execution of a construction contract for improvements to Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Bend Park. This project is part of the 1998 Bond referendum and will include two multi-use sports fields, open areas, parking, driveways, lighting, a group picnic plaza and pavilion, a memorial to Roy G. …