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 …

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People + Parks: Champion Collaborator

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People + Parks: Aiming High

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By Elizabeth McGuire Steps away from an elementary school, whose mission is to encourage big dreams and possibilities, resides a park that once fell far short of its own potential. But not anymore. Thanks to a tireless group of neighborhood volunteers, Odom School Park in South Austin has seen nearly $45,000 worth of improvements in the last three years — …

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 …

People + Parks: Master of Merriment

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By Elizabeth McGuire Henri Mazza is the kind of guy who brings fun wherever he goes. And for the last 15 years he’s been bringing it to theaters and parks near you. As the V.P. of Special Events at Alamo Drafthouse, Mazza and his team work with Austin Parks Foundation to host the Movies in the Park program, a series …

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014: Interview with Parks Foundation’s Colin Wallis

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From the Austin360.com Out & About Blog Interview by Michael Barnes What percentage of the visitors to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival know that the two-weekend bash is co-produced by the Austin Parks Foundation? And how many of those know what the foundation does? Or how it has distributed the more than $10 million to parks projects all …

300 plus people working at Barton Creek Greenbelt tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day and we have 300 plus volunteers coming to remove invasives, repair trail tread and well, remove more invasives.  The weather is looking good (cool front won’t be arriving until mid-afternoon) so we’ll see you out there! If you haven’t signed up, please come to Zilker Access (just south in the same parking lot at …

Brand Book – Digital

How to Use Our Brand BookHow to Use Our Brand BookOur Digital Brand Book helps our partners represent Austin Parks Foundation. Consult these guidelines when creating or using photography, videography, social posts, blogs or graphics for/in partnership with APF. Here are some helpful tips:1.This guide details our brand story and the proper use of our logos, colors, fonts and more.2.For …

McBeth Recreation Center: A Bright Spot for Austinites of Differing Abilities

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Anytime a public resource like a park or recreation center becomes more accessible, there’s reason for celebration. For certain guests of McBeth Recreation Center in Zilker Park, there was an essential piece missing. Until now, that is! Austin Parks Foundation is proud to present the new, ADA compliant entrance ramp at McBeth Recreation Center! We’re excited to be a part …

New Year. New Logo.

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For over 20 years, the Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been connecting people and parks in Austin. In 2014, APF is starting off fresh with a new look and tagline that reflects our efforts—a depiction of a hummingbird and the line “People Plus Parks.” There are many reasons why the hummingbird is a perfect symbol for APF. The hummingbird is …