Sheltering in Place: How to Be Your Best Self at Home

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Featured photo by Nathan Fertig on Unsplash There’s no other way to say it: COVID-19 has shaken things up for everyone. While we’re all doing our part and sheltering in place, it’s important to take care of ourselves while we’re spending much more time at home than we’re used to. We’ve gathered 7 Self Care Tips to help you stay healthy, keep …

Advocacy Update: Help Us Protect Austin’s Parkland

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As many of you know, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been working with our City Council allies and other advocates to ensure Austin’s land-use and development code (LDC) revisions do not undo rules and regulations that benefit our parks system. While City Council voted to amend the LDC and weaken Austin’s Parkland Dedication Ordinance, this vote was undone by a …

Zilker Park Page Revamped

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  OVER 100 YEARS OF ICONIC Zilker Park In 1917, Andrew Jackson Zilker donated the first portion of land that would become Zilker Park in 1934. Today, the beloved 350-acre park is where Austinites go to access the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, compete on the sports fields, feel the holiday spirit during Trail of Lights, see …

Project Playback: A Deep Dive Into Our Investment at Deep Eddy Pool

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Deep Eddy Pool and the adjacent Eilers Park are unquestionably an Austinite favorite for cooling off in the summer heat. In the early 1900s, the property orginated as a swimming hole above a limestone bed in the Colorado River. George A. Rowley founded and named the property Deep Eddy Bathing Beach, and it became a hit with locals and out-of-towners …

How To Fundraise for APF on Facebook & Instagram

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Fundraising for Austin Parks Foundation on Facebook and Instagram is easy, simple and fast! You can fundraise for APF for your birthday or other holidays and special events in your life. Here’s how you can support Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces with Facebook and Instagram: Facebook 1. Click “Create” Find the “Create” button located to the right of your …

APF CEO in front of Austin City Council for new budget

City Passes New Budget with Increased Funds to Parks

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Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is set to get much-needed funding! City Council formally adopted the new budget for next fiscal year on Tuesday, September 11th. This includes recommendations from City Manager Spencer Cronk and additional funding for recycling in parks and building maintenance. All told, there’s nearly $12.5 million in additional funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 compared to FY …