Art in the Parks: 6 Unique Public Art Pieces in Austin’s Parks

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From Blanton Art Museum to the beloved, but newly-housed, Graffiti Park at Castle Hill, there’s no denying that Austinites appreciate good art when they see it. But did you know some of the best art is in the parks? These pieces help us deepen our connection to or understanding of the parks’ history, view the parks and amenities in new …

Seed Balls 101: Beginners Guide to Making Seed Balls

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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! Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, are one of our favorite ways to bring some color to our volunteer projects. They are an …

Get Out Of Town! 6 Austin Nature Escapes For Spring Break

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Austin gets a little hectic during spring break, which makes it the perfect time to visit parks! We want to help you avoid I-35 and MoPac traffic (not to mention road rage) by getting out and into nature for some much-needed peace and quiet. Whether you want to hit a trail or find a nice spot for lunch that won’t …

The Mayor of Mabson Field: Lee Dawson Jr.

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Lee Dawson Jr., a native of East Austin, has been supporting his community for decades—one game at a time. Dawson grew up in the neighborhood and still lives within walking distance to Mabson Field, a youth baseball field that is adjacent to legendary Downs Field. Dawson volunteers his time, energy and good nature to help maintain the field, promote youth …

The History of Rosewood Park

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With special thanks to Amanda Covo, Deborah Sengupta Stith and Michael Barnes for the reporting. Links Below. Summertime pool dwellers, esge-of-your-seat baseball games and after-school programs have long had a home at Rosewood Park. Additionally, if the shade trees, picnic tables and stone walls could talk, they’d tell a story of community more than 90 years in the making. Situated …

Project Playback: Building Connections on the Copperfield Nature Trails

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The Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails (FCNT) is a volunteer-based community of friendly neighbors who care and are dedicated to improving the Copperfield Neighborhood in Northeast Austin. FCNT focuses on improving the Copperfield Nature Trails with general maintenance, clean ups and much more. It’s groups like these that keep Austin parks alive and well, and Austin Parks Foundation is proud …

Colony Park District Park: A Premiere Park Takes Flight

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Dear Readers, In November 2019, we published a blog that did not accurately reflect the long and hard-won history of the Colony Park Neighborhood and Colony Park District Park. We’d like to sincerely apologize for the way that piece neglected to give the credit due to the many neighbors and residents who have advocated for this space for over three …