Active Transportation + Project Connect in the Time of COVID-19

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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! Written by Thomas Visco, Advocacy Manager at Austin Parks Foundation Last year, Austin City Council approved the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP). This set an …

Talking Trails: Urban Trails and Bikeways as Essential Infrastructure

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Now more than ever, Austinites appreciate their urban trails. The Shoal Creek, Boggy Creek and many other trails across the city, are seeing increased use as Austinites seek fresh air and a dose of nature. Austin’s urban trails system is providing physical and mental health benefits in some of the most picturesque parts of Austin. But how is this important …

Advocacy Update: Help Us Protect Austin’s Parkland

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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!As many of you know, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been working with our City Council allies and other advocates to ensure Austin’s land-use and development …

What’s Going On With Parks Funding and the City Budget?

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Each August, City Hall watchers are treated to City Council returning from recess and beginning arguably their most important task. What’s that, you might be asking yourself?  The answer is crafting and adopting the upcoming fiscal year’s budget. Early each August, the City Manager presents to City Council and the public their proposed budget. This stage is both the culmination …

Austin Parks & Recreation Long Range Plan: “Our Parks, Our Future” Community Meeting

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Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on July 25th for the final 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: “Our Parks, Our Future” Community Meeting #2

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Join Austin Parks and Recreation Department at Zilker Botanical Garden on July 27th for the final 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 next …

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Play Your Part: Leave No Trace in Austin’s Parks

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Hello, Texas Summer! ⁠As temperatures increase, park usage does too, so it’s even more important to make sure we clean up after ourselves in our parks. After Memorial Day, unfortunately, lots of Austin’s beautiful greenspace was left in a mess, which makes it much harder for others to enjoy and for the city to maintain! As Austin Parks Foundation pushes …

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

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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 …