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 …

Project Playback: Projects at Patterson Park

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Patterson Park has finished multiple projects totaling over $40,000 in improvements Multiple grants have been awarded to projects at Patterson Park over the last few years, totaling $41,997. These projects include a community garden, art installation, amenities for the pavilion and new benches and tables for the pool. Back in 2012, a community garden was proposed for Patterson Park. In …

Project Playback: Ponciana Park Opens Public Playground

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Southeast Austin park adds playground thanks to grant from APF Located in the Dove Springs neighborhood in Southeast Austin, Ponciana Park was underused by people in the neighborhood due to lack of a playground area. In September 2014, Friends of Ponciana Park applied for and were awarded a $50,000 grant to be applied towards building a playground. Their hopes were that …