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 …

Thank You!

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Thank you for helping make our 13th annual It’s My Park Day, presented by Manchester Texas Financial Group, a resounding success! This year, 3,000 volunteers helped contribute nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of labor back to our city parks and preserves. Nearly 100 parks participated in projects such as mulching, root collar clearing and tree care, painting, …

The First Time Project Leader Meeting is Jan. 29

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Join Austin Park Foundation’s Volunteer Manager and Environmental Educator, Bill Stout, and our Programs Director Ladye Anne Wofford for our It’s My Park Day First Time Project Leader Meeting on January 29, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our office: 507 Calles Street, Ste. 116, Austin, Texas 78702. When you become a project leader you are playing an …

MLK Day of Service 2015

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Part of the United We Serve Presidential national call to service initiative, MLK Day of Service is a call for Americans of all walks of life to work together and make an impact in your community. We’d love for you to join us …

Show your parks MULCH love!

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This National Public Lands Day we’re excited to host 36 park projects across Austin—that’s 10 more than last year! We’re looking for 900 volunteers to join us on Saturday, September 27 to lend a hand and show our parks some love. One theme you’ll see year round in our park projects is mulch. More than just a decorative accent for …

Project Leaders Needed for 2013 It's My Park Day

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APF is looking for volunteers and project leaders to support the Foundation’s 2013 It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 2. It’s My Park Day gathers thousands of Austinites every March to celebrate and improve their parks and public spaces throughout Austin’s neighborhoods.  The annual event is APF’s largest single volunteer event of the year.  In 2012, more than 2,000 Austin …

National Public Lands Day 2012 Followup

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Over 200 dedicated park lovers came out on Saturday, October 6, to volunteer for our annual National Public Lands Day volunteer event, co-hosted by the Hill Country Conservancy.  We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful national day of volunteering.  Groups all over the country are helping to restore natural ecosystems, remove invasive species, and general give …