Frannie and kids in front of new playscape at Gracywoods

Project Playback: Upgrades at Gracywoods

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Gracywoods Neighborhood Park, located in northwest Austin, was in desperate need of repair. The nearby community is growing, and the park couldn’t meet demand. The playscape was old and broken, and the safety surfacing had large holes, making the park unsafe for children. Fall 2017 marked a turning point for Gracywoods. Frannie Sanchez and the neighborhood rallied around the park …

Group under new shade structure at Gullett School Park with a thank you banner

Project Playback: Shade Structure at Gullett School Park

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Austin Parks Foundation helped fund the new shade structure at Gullett School Park, in partnership with the Adopt-A-Park group, the Gullett PTA.  Premiering with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, the shade structure over the playground at Gullett Elementary now allows kids to play year-round. The Gullett PTA, which is also the Adopt-A-Park group for the park, saw how the …

Project Playback: Native Plants Reintroduced to Barton Springs Pool

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March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city’s favortie swimming holes!
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Project Playback: Prairie Restoration at Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park

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Commons Ford Metro Ranch Park has been restored to a beautiful prairie, with native grasses and wildflowers After receiving a $17,000 grant from Austin Parks Foundation, the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization has completed the final stages of the native prairie restoration. This community grant helped to buy more seed mix and maintain the land. The final stages of the …

Project Playback: ACL Grant Helps Austin Wildflower Meadows

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Wildflower meadows help Austin to decrease its carbon footprint, while also creating beautiful open spaces Neighborhood grants in both 2016 and 2017 were awarded to the Wildflower Meadow Group, dedicated to increasing the amount of wildflower land in Austin. In total, $9,950 has been awarded over the two years. From the 2016 grant alone, 4 wildflower meadows were seeded at …

Project Playback: Goat Cave Karst Preserve

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Grant applied toward new kiosk, benches and educational signage at Goat Cave Karst Preserve  Goat Cave Karst Preserve, a 9 acre preserve in Southwest Austin, may look like just another backyard greenbelt, but it is actually home to an intricate cave system. Save Barton Creek Association applied and was awarded a community grant from our ACL Music Festival Grants Program back …