Project Playback: How the Power of Community Shaped Brentwood Park

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Placed right beside Brentwood Elementary School, Brentwood Neighborhood Park has been the go-to location for countless community events and individual fun for many years! This park is an essential part of the outdoor culture of this community and provides a sanctuary of green space where neighbors can escape the rush of their everyday lives. As this passion for the park …

Putting Programs to Work: Our Commitment to Inclusivity & Equity in our Programs

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Our commitment to inclusivity & equity in our programs Here at Austin Parks Foundation (APF), we’re committed to creating thoughtful and inclusive programming. And we strive to infuse equity into every project, in order to intentionally bring Black, Indigenous and People of Color neighbors to the table, and include them in the decision-making process. We understand no one can be …

Ribbon Cutting: Patterson Park

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Patterson Neighborhood Park was a recipient of a $50,000 Community Grant from APF’s 2018 ACL Music Festival Park Grants Program. The grant provided the park with new amenities including new playscape equipment focused on building strength and balance, new seating, new steps connecting the playscape to the restrooms and new natural play features. APF invites the community to join the …

Austin Parks Foundation – 2019 Annual Report

AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION2019 Annual ReportAUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION2019 Annual ReportLetter from our CEOMessage from CEO Colin WallisLetter from CEOMessage from CEO Colin WallisDear Friends, It’s hard to reflect on 2019 when we are living in such a very different time. No one would ever have imagined that we would be in the midst of a global pandemic while our country also …

8 Austin Recreation Centers You Should Check Out

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Recreation Centers are wonderful resources for their surrounding communities because of their ability to host a wide variety of programming and activities! Whether you’re looking for an indoor basketball gymnasium, an afternoon dance class or a place to swim in the Summer months, there’s an Austin recreation center that has what you need. While you’re here, check out what Austin …

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Project Playback: Upgrades at Gracywoods

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Gracywoods Neighborhood Park, located in northwest Austin, was in desperate need of repair. The nearby community is growing, and the park couldn’t meet demand. The playscape was old and broken, and the safety surfacing had large holes, making the park unsafe for children. Fall 2017 marked a turning point for Gracywoods.  With the support of The Gracywoods Neighborhood association, Bill …

The Next Generation of Park Lovers

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Little Hummingbird Society, one of our newest programs, is bridging the gap between kids and our parks and helping us create the next generation of park lovers here in Austin. Parks are the places that we go to feel connected to nature and our community. From volunteer workdays, to grant projects, there is so much that APF has done to …