Alderbrook Pocket Park Playground Project

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Alderbrook Pocket Park Playground RenovationSince 2010, APF has been working with the Friends of Alderbrook to build Alderbrook Park (12444 Lamplight Village Ave.). The surrounding neighborhood had been designated high-need by PARD, and had no local park or walking trails. Community members advocated to turn a vacant lot into a park, and explicitly requested a playground, trails, benches, tables, signage, …

Govalle Neighborhood Park Playground Project

Govalle Playground ProjectGovalle Playgound Project SummaryGovalle Neighborhood Park is located on Bolm Rd. near Airport Blvd. Boggy Creek cuts through the park and Walnut Creek Trails starts here. The playground equipment in the park has been identified as a priority for replacement. The focus of the project will be to bring improvements to the playground. In addition to new equipment, …

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Zilker Eagle

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Zilker EagleZilker Eagle English | Español Restoring the Zilker TrainSince 1961, a mini train has run in Zilker Park. The latest version, the Zilker Zephyr, went out of commission in May 2019. Like you, we were saddened by the closure announcement, and we understand the train has been an important part of Austin’s past. With your help, we can ensure …

Scenic Brook Pocket Park

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Scenic Brook Pocket Park Project summaryLocated at 7300 Oak Meadow Drive, Scenic Brook Pocket Park is approximately 0.89 acres of undeveloped parkland in Council District 8.  For many years, the land was used as a private community playground and pool for paying residents of the surrounding neighborhood. Eventually the upkeep became too much for the community and the pool was …

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Quail Creek Park

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[put_wpgm id=3]Quail Creek Neighborhood Park – Playground RenovationThrough the generosity of the St. David’s Foundation, Austin Parks Foundation managed the playground replacement and construction of additional fitness options at Quail Creek Neighborhood Neighborhood Park. With support from the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, this project included new play equipment and replacement safety surfacing. Updated fitness equipment will provide …

North Oaks Playground Renovation

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 North Oaks Park Playground RenovationAustin Parks Foundation is leading the effort to renovate and enhance the park at North Oaks Neighborhood Park. Working closely with the City of Austin and the neighborhood, this project will include new play elements and equipment to enhance the play options at the park. The playground renovation project is made possible with funding from St. …

Colony Park District Park

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 Colony Park’s New Green SpaceColony Park Builds A Premiere Park SpaceIn 2016, Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and St. David’s Foundation partnered to develop a premiere park space known as Colony Park District Park in Northeast Austin. With a $700,000 Healthy Living grant from St. David’s Foundation, APF broke ground on Phase 1 …

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Republic Square

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Republic SquareOne of the most significant projects in APF’s history was the 2016-2017 redevelopment of Republic Square. Decades in the making, the renovation of the historic downtown park was made possible because of an innovative public-private partnership between Austin Parks Foundation (APF), the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD). APF managed the …

Seaholm Waterfront

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 [put_wpgm id=3]Seaholm WaterfrontIn 2017 and 2018, Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF) and the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) funded a collaborative planning study for the future of Seaholm Waterfront, the historic Seaholm Intake structure and its surrounding parkland. The plan – which relies on public input via online platforms, stakeholder meetings and public open …

EastLink Trail

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about the EastLink TrailAustin Parks Foundation, in partnership with the City of Austin and the Mueller Foundation, are proud to be leading the work to make the EastLink Trail a reality. EastLink is a 5.1 mile urban trail in Central East Austin that connects Bartholomew Park to Lady Bird Lake and all the civic assets in between. Throughout the years, …