Taking Care of What We’ve Got: Important Maintenance in Austin’s Parks

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, APF News, City Budget, Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), Featured - Nav (Fund Your Park), Featured - Nav (Our Work), Park Advocacy
, Park Advocacy

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for picnics in the park, hanging by the pool, and all the outdoor fun that summer brings. To have all of that fun though, our parks and pools need to be taken care of. A perfect example is the Barton Creek Greenbelt, an Austin favorite, that will be …

Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan: District 9 Community Meeting

Grant Ausbury

Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at the Austin Recreation Center on May 4th for a second round of Our Parks, Our Future community meetings! At each open house you will have the chance to review community input to date and provide feedback on Austin’s park and recreation needs. Bring your family and friends out to help plan for the …

Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan: District 10 Community Meeting

Grant Ausbury

Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at the Fo Guang Shan Xiang Yun Temple 佛光山香雲寺 on May 4th for a second round of Our Parks, Our Future community meetings! At each open house you will have the chance to review community input to date and provide feedback on Austin’s park and recreation needs. Bring your family and friends out to help …

Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan: District 8 Community Meeting

Grant Ausbury

Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at the Circle C Community Center on May 4th for a second round of Our Parks, Our Future community meetings! At each open house you will have the chance to review community input to date and provide feedback on Austin’s park and recreation needs. Bring your family and friends out to help plan for …

Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan: District 6 Community Meeting

Grant Ausbury

Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at the Anderson Mill Limited District Community Center on May 3rd for a second round of Our Parks, Our Future community meetings! At each open house you will have the chance to review community input to date and provide feedback on Austin’s park and recreation needs. Bring your family and friends out to help …

Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan: District 5 Community Meeting

Grant Ausbury

Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at the South Austin Senior Activity Center on May 2nd for a second round of Our Parks, Our Future community meetings! At each open house you will have the chance to review community input to date and provide feedback on Austin’s park and recreation needs. Bring your family and friends out to help plan …

HB 2 & SB 2 Are Bad For Austin’s Parks, Trails and Green Spaces

Rachel 
Education
, APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy
, Park Advocacy

Simply put, House Bill 2 & Senate Bill 2 (or HB 2 & SB 2) are bad news for Austin’s public parks. In exchange for small property tax relief for homeowners estimated at a few dollars per month, municipalities will face a budgetary crisis. The bill will cause an out-sized negative impact towards their ability to provide services central to …

Community Budget Forums: Austin Parks Need Your Help!

Grant Ausbury APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy
, Park Advocacy, Press Release, Support Our Parks

Our parks and Austin Parks Foundation need your help! The City of Austin’s annual budget process is kicking off with a series of community budget forums hosted by City Commissions throughout March. Commissioners will hear what’s important to the public, and how we’d like to see funding prioritized in next year’s city budget. They will then incorporate the feedback into recommendations …

People + Parks: The Amplifier

AustinParksFoundation 
People + Parks
, Adopt A Park, Community Grants, Park Advocacy
, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer

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 …

Civics 101 Happy Hour

Hannah Kay

Civics 101: Why Local Government Matters? Join Patagonia and Austin EcoNetwork in support of Austin Parks Foundation to learn about local issues that affect us and how you can make a difference. Drinks provided by Hops and Grain and lite bites will be provided by Patagonia Provisions. See you there!