2018 ACL Music Festival & C3 Presents Donate $5.1 Million Toward Austin Parks

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C3 Presents has released the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival Economic Impact Report, announcing a $264.6 million contribution to Austin’s economy last year alone, the equivalent of close to 3,000 full-time jobs.  This figure represents a $10 million increase over the 2017 event ($255 million). Since 2006, ACL Fest has generated nearly two billion dollars ($1.965 billion) for the …

Community Budget Forums: Austin Parks Need Your Help!

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Our parks and Austin Parks Foundation need your help! The City of Austin’s annual budget process is kicking off with a series of community budget forums hosted by City Commissions throughout March. Commissioners will hear what’s important to the public, and how we’d like to see funding prioritized in next year’s city budget. They will then incorporate the feedback into recommendations …

Spring It's My Park Day

APF’s Spring Edition of It’s My Park Day Presented by Wheatsville Food Co-Op Takes Place on March 2

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Local restaurants and businesses to offer special givebacks to all volunteers. Volunteer registration now open.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 6, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation is thrilled to announce that the nonprofit’s annual city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day (IMPD), is kicking off this year with the spring date set for Saturday, March 2. Presented by Wheatsville Food Co-Op, …

Impact Grant Winner Georgian Acres

APF Awarded Over $280,000 in 2018 Fall Community, Neighborhood and Impact Grants

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Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects.  $100,000 ACL Music Festival Impact Grant to help build Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 16, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 fall grantees that will receive over $280,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails …

Norwood Project

APF Grants $250K Matching Grant to Norwood Estate

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AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION GIFTS $250,000 AS MATCHING GRANT FOR RESTORATION OF THE HISTORIC NORWOOD ESTATE Project construction poised to begin if grant is fully matched    AUSTIN, TX (December 19, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited and proud to announce it has awarded a $250,000 matching grant to the Norwood Park Foundation (NPF) for the restoration and repurposing of …

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 …

Findings from Studio Gang Programming and Implementation Study for Seaholm Waterfront Revealed

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Architecture and Urban Design Firm’s In-Depth Study Shows Potential Concepts for the Decommissioned Seaholm Intake Building AUSTIN, TX (June 4, 2018) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the results and recommendations of the planning study for the future of the historic Seaholm Intake structure and …

Austin Parks Foundation Announces 2018 Movies in the Park Series

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Austin’s Beloved Free Series Returns March 8th Through November 8thAUSTIN, TX (February XX, 2018) — Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce the 2018 schedule for Movies in the Park, a series of free films shown outdoors at local Austin parks, in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and presented by Whole Foods Market. This year’s Movies in the Park lineup …

Austin Parks Foundation Presents Rock & Recycle Program at ACL Fest 2017

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Furthering APF and ACL Fest’s Commitment to Ensuring a Greener Future for Zilker Park and AustinAUSTIN, TX (October 3, 2017) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is proud to announce that for the first time ever, they will be the presenting sponsor of the Rock & Recycle Program during both weekends of this year’s ACL Fest, Oct 6–8 and Oct 13–15 …