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 up on this month’s featured APF staff member, and stay tuned for more throughout the year!
Name: Thomas Visco
Title: Advocacy Manager
What He Does:
Thomas oversees our advocacy efforts at City Hall working to get more funding for parks, trails and green spaces. With our grassroots advocates, Thomas helps build relationships with City Council, set strategies for advancing APF’s policy platform and represents Aust Parks Foundation at City Hall and community meetings.
Time at APF:
Walnut Creek Metro Park – It has an extensive trail network, and it’s an easy place to get lost in nature, which is what great parks are all about!
Favorite thing about being on the APF Staff:
I’m excited to be joining the APF team and being a part of protecting and fostering one of Austin’s most valuable assets: our parks. Parks are a critical piece of publicly-owned infrastructure. They promote both physical and mental health, build community and preserve nature. I’m looking forward to advocating for more and better parks across Austin.
Favorite park memory:
I have too many great memories in parks! But, if I had to choose one, it would be hiking the John Haynes Ridge at Caprock Canyon State Park. This technical hike offered gorgeous views of the surrounding park and a great perch to admire the Texas State Bison Herd from afar.
I’m a budding gardener, and I am slowly turning my front lawn into a productive vegetable patch and citrus grove.