Adopt-A-Park Summit 2019

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Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department are partnering to host the 5th Annual Adopt-A-Park Summit. This free event will feature a full day of sessions centered around making the vision for your park a reality. We will also have a great morning panel centered on effective community engagement to get your neighborhood more invested in your …

People + Parks: The Amplifier

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By Elizabeth McGuire We’ve all heard this before: one person can make a difference. But really, how? One person can make a difference because one voice can amplify others. One person can inspire dozens. One effort can snowball into action and eventually lead to change. This is how our community improves. So goes the philosophy of Sally Baulch, who has …

See Park Dreams Become Reality

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Design Services is the newest step toward improving Austin’s green space According to Trust for Public Land’s Parkscore, Austin ranks only 46th out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. for how we take care of our parks. There are many ways to improve our parks, whether it’s adding benches or building a playscape. But, these improvements take a …

12 Ways to be Involved in Austin’s Parks in 2018

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Looking for some exciting ways to get involved in Austin’s Parks this year? Check out these 12 involvement opportunities: 1. Movies in the Park Austin Parks Foundation puts on a series of movies in parks around Austin! While the schedule hasn’t yet been announced, you don’t have to wait long. Check back in February for a full calendar including titles, …

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

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By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. Spearheaded by park adopter and …

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Longview

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Longview Neighborhood Park, located in Southwest Austin, needs an adopter group Located in south Austin, Longview Neighborhood Park boasts many features that make it loved by the community. With about 20 acres of land, Longview has a little bit of everything for everyone. First of all, the park provides a nature area with scenic trails for the community to enjoy. But if …

Park Pollinators: Meet Bill Stout

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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 …

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Mabel Davis

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Mabel Davis District Park, located in South Austin, has all of the best park features from skatepark to softball field Many amenities make Mabel Davis a unique park. Having once sat on a landfill between 1944-1955, Mabel Davis now features Austin’s first public skatepark. Skating not your thing? Well you can also try fishing in the pond at the southern …

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Dittmar District Park

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Dittmar District Park: Everything for Everyone Dittmar District Park is a South Austin park with many amenities. Despite being so close to larger parks such as Mary Moore Searight and Onion Creek, Dittmar stands out. The recreation center at Dittmar offers many class options for children and adults. Along with these classes, the park also provides a neighborhood gym for …

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Lott Pocket Park

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Lott Pocket Park: Park Size Does Not Matter Located on a block of land between Catalpa, Curve, Olive, and Branch streets, Lott Pocket Park shows that park size does not matter. While Lott Pocket Park may be small, it is mighty with amenities that make it a popular spot in the community. One of the main attractions of the park is …