10 Austin Swimming Pools to Check Out This Summer

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You probably already know about iconic swimming spots like Barton Springs or Deep Eddy, but where else can Austinites swim? We’ve gathered 10 swimming pools around Austin to help you beat the Summer heat! The majority of Austin’s pools are free to enter which makes them great places for friends and family to gather.Do you know someone looking for a …

Project Playback: New Playscape at Edward Rendon Sr. Metro Park

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In 2007, the park along the north east side shore of the river was renamed Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach, after a neighborhood activist who was known for his efforts to clean up the park and reduce the noise pollution on the lake. Now Austinites know Edward Rendon as a great place to enjoy the Anne and Roy …

People + Parks: Adventurous Ambassador

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By Elizabeth McGuire Jennifer Ramos got hooked on hiking when she realized that it nudged her out of her comfort zone and into places she might not otherwise experience.   This growing passion led to trail clean-ups, park projects, and eventually a role as an APF Ambassador. To her surprise she found that volunteering mirrored hiking in at least one …

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Austin Parks Foundation Again Named Dell Technologies Match Play Charity

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APF is Proud to Again Be A Beneficiary of This Amazing Event! Austin Parks Foundation is honored to be one of the local charity beneficiaries for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (DTMP). The tournament brings 64 top-ranked, professional golfers from around the world, right here to Austin and has generated more than $2 million in charitable proceeds in …

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 …

APF in the News: Addressing the $700M maintenance gap

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Austin Parks Amass $700M in Deferred Maintenance See the original story and video at Spectrum News AUSTIN, Texas–Park managers say they have $700 million worth of deferred maintenance, and some park advocates say that’s a fraction of the city’s needs. “When you look at all the rec centers, the parks, the aging infrastructure and the pools, I think that number …

21 Acres to be Donated to the City in Montopolis

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For Immediate Release September 21, 2010 Montopolis Tributary Trail Association Media Contact: Stefan Wray stefan@iconmedia.org 512-983-5852 21 ACRES TO BE DONATED TO CITY IN MONTOPOLIS Austin, Texas – The Montopolis Tributary Trail Association and Montopolis neighbors very much thank the McElhenney Family for their generous donation of 21.3 acres of their property to the City of Austin that will be preserved as open green …

Barton Springs Trees Get Boost, Fund Set Up

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For Immediate Release:  April 28, 2009            Media Contact: Charlie McCabe, Austin Parks Foundation 512.477.1566 ext 2 cmccabe@austinparks.org   Barton Springs Pool Trees To Get Boost from Austin Parks Foundation (Austin, TX)— The Austin Parks Foundation today announced a pledge of $100,000 for planting trees in and around the Barton Springs Pool area. The recently released Barton Springs Pool …

Tree Work & Trash Pickup on Country Club Creek Trail

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We’re half way into our second of three weeks of tree work on Country Club Creek Trail. Carl and Jose of Natural Texas have removed lots of invasive trees, including Chinaberry trees and old hackberries that were so rotten that they were held up by green briar vines alone! I’m spending a few hours every few days picking up trash …