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 …

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 …

Staff Picks: Our Team’s Favorite Episodes of the Austin ParksCast So Far

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With Season 3 of the Austin ParksCast coming soon, we thought it would be fun to ask the Austin Parks Foundation team about their favorite episodes of the podcast so far. Listen to our Staff Picks and learn more about why they chose them below! Season 3 Episode 1 will be released in mid-February 2022 and features a conversation with …

Room & Board Helps APF Celebrate 30 Years of People + Parks

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For 30 years, Austin Parks Foundation has worked tirelessly to pursue our mission of enhancing people’s lives by improving our city’s public parks, trails and green spaces. As we celebrate three decades of connecting people and parks, we are thrilled to announce Room & Board as our 30th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. At APF, we believe that our community’s green spaces …

Pride Outside

Pride OutsideNational + Austin PrideThough nationally we celebrate Pride month in June, here in Austin the Pride Parade and Festival are held in August! That’s why Austin Parks Foundation, and our green space partners, are stretching our official celebration of #PrideOutside from June through August!  Join us in making sure all of our parks, trails and green space are welcoming …

The Mayor of Mabson Field: Lee Dawson Jr.

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By Elizabeth McGuire Lee Dawson Jr., a native of East Austin, has been supporting his community for decades—one game at a time. Dawson grew up in the neighborhood and still lives within walking distance to Mabson Field, a youth baseball field that is adjacent to legendary Downs Field. Dawson volunteers his time, energy and good nature to help maintain the …

People + Parks: A Legacy of Park Stewardship

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Pastor Edward Clarence Craig, Jr. was born to Edward Moses Craig and Frankie Black Craig in Austin, Texas on February 24, 1948 – the fourth of five children. He was educated through Austin public schools, and attended Nixon-Clay College and Huston-Tillotson College. Pastor Edward & Brenda Craig in their neighborhood park He received his spiritual upbringing at Mt. Olive Baptist …

People + Parks: Healthy Parks and Happy Employees

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By Elizabeth McGuire When Cirrus Logic moved their headquarters from the outskirts of Austin to their downtown location in 2012, company leaders wanted to become more active in their new neighborhood—to benefit both their community and their employees. The company began working with its neighborhood association, Austin Parks Foundation and other organizations to develop a core philanthropy and volunteer program …