People + Parks: Planting Seeds

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By Elizabeth McGuire Meet Katie Falgoust Like many people, Katie Falgoust spends 40 hours a week working in front of a computer. Unlike many people, when Katie’s not working she is often thinking about vegetables. Or compost. Or mulch. Or water. Katie is an avid gardener and member of the Festival Beach Community Garden. She serves as the Volunteer and …

The Perks of Being a Volunteer

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It’s My Park Day Volunteers Get Back When They Give Back This Saturday, November 4, 2017, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) will host our second Fall It’s My Park Day. It’s My Park Day is APF’s largest city-wide volunteer event where thousands of volunteers come together to work on various improvement projects in parks and greenbelts throughout the city. In addition …

People + Parks: The Difference Maker

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By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM an Eagle Scout,” he will …

People + Parks: Advocacy in Action

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By Elizabeth McGuire In one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, a team of stewards is working to preserve their park and to inspire others to follow suit in their own neighborhoods. Three leaders of Friends of Shipe Park—Jill Nokes, Alison Young and Mark Fishman—have worked with Austin Parks Foundation and countless volunteers to keep Shipe a vibrant, healthy, resilient …

People + Parks: Outside Om

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By Elizabeth McGuire “If everybody grew up with a meditation mindset and the ability to use it to reduce stress, the world would be a much better place.” That conviction anchors and motivates An Dang, co-owner of The Little Yoga House and supporter of Austin Parks Foundation’s Fitness in the Park program. For the last several years Dang has been …

Celebrate Earth Day with APF!

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15th Annual It’s My Park Day A Great Success!

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Save the Date & Amplify APF

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Save-the-Date! On March 2nd and 3rd from 6pm to 6pm, APF is participating in Amplify Austin – our city’s 24-hour online giving campaign, which raises millions of dollars for hundreds of local nonprofits. This 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to come together and support our parks! Will you help us #AmplifyAPF, and make this …

Calling All First-Timers: This Meeting is For You!

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If you’ve never led a project for It’s My Park Day before, we invite you to join us on January 31 at the Carver Branch Library for a crash course in IMPD. All rookie project leaders are welcome to attend as we cover the basics of leading a successful volunteer project for our parks. Here’s what to expect: SCHEDULE: 6:45 …

April 22: Save the Date to Celebrate Earth Day with APF

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This year you have three great ways to celebrate Earth Day with Austin Parks Foundation: Movies in the Park: 180° SOUTH Wooldridge Square Park 8 p.m. Join APF, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Patagonia for a special Earth Day edition of Movies in the Park in Wooldridge Square Park. 180° SOUTH is the story of one of the most unique and …