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LHS Exclusive: Nature-Inspired Valentine’s Day Crafts

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It may seem like the new year has just begun (or that it has been January for 22 weeks already), but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This year we want to show a little extra love to our parks, our family and our friends, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite nature-inspired Valentine activities. Most of …

Evergreen Volunteer Opportunities

Evergreen VolunteeringVolunteer At A DistanceNo need to wait for a volunteer event to help Austin’s parks!Since our founding in 1992, volunteerism has been at the core of Austin Park Foundation’s work enhancing and supporting our city’s nearly 300 parks. Traditionally this has meant serving in-person and in large groups, but that is by no means the only way to give …

Support Our Community Partners During COVID-19 Outbreak

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Featured photo by MJ Tangonan It’s a hard time for a lot of people in our community right now. In order to help ease the burden, …

Impact Grant Winner Georgian Acres

APF Awarded Over $280,000 in 2018 Fall Community, Neighborhood and Impact Grants

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Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects.  $100,000 ACL Music Festival Impact Grant to help build Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park.   AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 16, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2018 fall grantees that will receive over $280,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails …

Connect With Your Council Member

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While elected officials can feel distant and unresponsive at the national and state level, citizens can have a significant effect on their elected official’s views and votes at the local level. This is even more true in recent years in Austin, where the city voted in 2014 to change from an at-large Council system to a 10-1 district representation system …

Park Pollinators: Meet Kathleen Mannello

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …

#OptOutside & Win!

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#OptOutside this Holiday Season and Win! You may remember REI has done things a little different on Black Friday —they have closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people have done just that – including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we saw hundreds of you posting …

500 Attendees for Raiders at Republic Square

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Thanks to the 500 plus people who enjoy a pleasant night for Raiders and the return of movies to Republic Square.  Thanks to the Downtown Austin Alliance for sponsoring the first movie, to Mellow Johnny’s for Bike Valet Services, The Alamo Drafthouse for their great work and to the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept for their continued support …