APF Awards $172,000 in 2018 Spring Community Grants and Announces First Recipient of Design Services

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Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks’ improvements, renovations and construction projects AUSTIN, TX (June 25, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 spring grantees that will receive over $170,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Projects include new playground equipment, improved community pools, school parks, sports …

People + Parks: Miles and Miles of Generosity

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By Elizabeth McGuire When the Statesman Capitol 10,000 weaves through Austin for its 41st annual race on April 8th, race director Jeff Simecek will have “every job and no job.” He will be at the start and the finish, and of course communicating with his team throughout, but by the time the gun goes off, much of his work has …

New in 2018

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People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

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By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. Spearheaded by park adopter and …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $200,000 in 2017 Fall Community Grants

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Austin Parks Foundation (APF) 2017 Fall Community Grants We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program fall grantees! Our community grantees will receive almost $200,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Recipient projects include an ADA accessible walk and bike trail, historic structure rehabilitation, ball field improvements …

Spring Community Grant Recipients Announced

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AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER $240,000 IN 2017 SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects AUSTIN, TX (July 13) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program spring grantees that will receive over $240,000 in collective funding to improve …

Project Playback: Art Installations at Perry Park

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Austin Parks Foundation helps fund the installation of art at Perry Park, with the help of partners The Contemporary Austin and Austin Parks and Recreation. With the help of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Perry Park were able to add two more art installations to the park. The pieces, Alas #IV by Betty Gold and Blue Float by Peter …

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

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In a press conference at City Hall this morning, operators of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, C3 Presents, gave Austin’s parks $6.3 million for park improvements all over the city, and presented the economic impact study compiled by Austin-based firm Angelou Economics. Austin’s Mayor Adler spoke to attendees about the importance of ACL Music Festival’s gift and presence in the city saying …

People + Parks: All About Love

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By Michael Barnes – this story originally ran in the Austin-American Statesman For the most part, Thelma Williams — also known as “Grandma Wisdom” — has lived in the St. John neighborhood since early childhood. She remembers when the land — a slice of which recently benefited from an Austin Parks Foundation grant — belonged to the St. John Regular …