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 …

Tree Work at Country Club Creek Trail

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Austin Parks Foundation is funding tree work along the Country Club Creek Trail, running from Kreig Fields at Guerrero-Colorado River Park south to the trailhead at S. Lakeshore and Pleasant Valley Road. We’ve hired Carl Brockman of Natural Texas to use his forestry mower to remove invasive (non-native) trees – especially Chinaberry – as well as some bamboo and a …

275 volunteers at Country Club Creek Trail on Sat, Nov 17th!

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The sixth annual Project Build A Park, presented by Austin Community College Office of Student Life together with the Austin Parks Foundation was a tremendous success! We had the help of over 275 volunteers on Sat, Nov 17! Amazing! We could not have done this without the incredible help and support from the following: -from SEATAG (Southeast Austin Trails & …