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 …

APF Awards First-Ever $100,000 Impact Grant to St. John Park

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First Ever ACL Music Festival Impact Grant and Largest Amount Donated by APF Will Re-Develop East Side Park AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2017) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce that their inaugural ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 has been awarded to the St. John Neighborhood Association. These funds will be used to support the redevelopment …

Project Playback: First Completed Grant Project of 2017!

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The first completed project of our ACL Music Festival Grants Program for 2017 is a brand new shade structure at Dick Nichols District Park! In April of 2016, Friends of Dick Nichols applied for and was awarded, a Community Grant of $50,000 in order to build the structure over the main play area at this highly-trafficked park. Located in Southwest Austin, Dick …

Upcoming Grants Workshops

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Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we’ll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation …

Just Announced: 2014 Fall Grant Recipients

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Today we are excited to announce we have designated more than $140,000 in grant funding as part of our annual fall cycle improving seven local parks as part of our Parks Grants Program. The fall 2014 Park Grants Program recipients include: The Windsor Park Neighborhood Association, who will use their $12,500 grant to install three playscape shades for the playground …

Great Grants! Zilker Botanical Garden

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The Garden Club of the Austin Fern Team recently completed a very exciting park improvement project at the Zilker Botanical Garden. The Garden is part of Zilker Park, and is a collaborative project of the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC). The Garden Club received a Parks Grant from the Austin Parks …

Great Grants! Rosewood Park

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The SHADE Project is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer through education, outreach and building shade structures where children play. The group completed its first shade structure at Rosewood Park this year and has plans to complete more in the future. Kids who play at the Rosewood splash pad will now be safer! The SHADE …

Great Grants! Great Hills Park

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Welcome to our new blog series, “Great Grants!” Every year, the Austin Parks Foundation gives grants of financial support to park-adopter groups in Austin with great park-improvement projects. You can read more about our Park Grants Program here. The Great Hills Park Volunteer Committee spearheaded a wonderful renovation project in Great Hills Park this year. The Committee was concerned about …