The Summer Heat is Gone! 6 Park Escapes for Austin’s Cooler Weather

AustinParksFoundation Featured Parks, Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), Fitness in the Park, Parks, Community Grants, All Parks, ACL Music Festival Grants, Hiking & Trails, Blog Page, EastLink

Now that we’re past the intense Summer heat, it’s the perfect time to visit Austin’s parks and trails, while staying safe! Whether you want to hike for a few miles or find a nice spot for lunch – the park people at Austin Parks Foundation made this list of park escapes to help you recharge and unwind.1. Commons Ford Ranch …

Project Playback: Investing in the Treasured Barton Springs Pool

AustinParksFoundation Parks, Neighborhood Grants, Project Playback, Support Our Parks, Completed Projects (Our Impact)

March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city’s favortie swimming holes!
Learn More

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

AustinParksFoundation Featured Parks, Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), Fitness in the Park, Parks, Community Grants, All Parks, ACL Music Festival Grants, Hiking & Trails, Blog Page

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 …

Project Playback: A Decade of Investing in Zilker Botanical Garden

AustinParksFoundation Featured Parks, Neighborhood Grants, Project Playback, Central, Central Austin Parks (Featured), ACL Music Festival Grants

The Zilker Botanical Garden is often called the jewel in the heart of Austin, and it truly is a gem. Since 1955, with the help of the Austin Area Garden Center, Zilker Botanical Garden has been on a mission to educate and spread the love of gardening among Austinites of all ages. The 26-acre park just south of Lady Bird …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $199,000 in Community Grants

AustinParksFoundation Featured Projects (Home Page), Press Release, Community Grants, APF News, ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, ACL Grants Landing Page, Featured Top LPs, Park Top LPs Featured, 2019 Community Grants

AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 18, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF)’s 2019 fall community grantees will receive $199,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails and green spaces from their Austin City Limits Music Festival Grants Program. Projects implemented span across the city and consist of a wide variety of projects including a baseball field, nature center, trail and …

FAQs: What We’re Asked the Most About Austin Parks Foundation

AustinParksFoundation Featured - Nav (Our Work), Featured - Nav (Fund Your Park), Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), 
Education
, Volunteer, APF News, ACL Music Festival Grants, Featured Top LPs, Park Top LPs Featured

1. What’s the difference between Austin Parks Foundation and Austin Parks & Recreation?This may be our most frequently asked question! Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works in collaboration with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD). APF is not a city-owned entity and receives financial support through donors, corporate sponsors, third-party fundraisers, Austin City Limits …

The First Ever It’s My Pool Day Is Happening August 3rd

AustinParksFoundation Volunteer, All Parks

Yep, you read that correctly. There’s going to be an It’s My Pool Day, a day to celebrate Austin’s pools inspired by It’s My Park Day, APF’s bi-annual, city-wide day of volunteering in Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces. Austin summers are hot! Swimming is what keeps us all from losing our minds, but our pools need some love. This …

Austin Parks Foundation Awards Over $180,000 In 2019 Spring Grants & Park Design Services

AustinParksFoundation Featured Projects (Home Page), Press Release, Community Grants, APF News, ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, ACL Grants Landing Page, Featured Top LPs, 2019 Community Grants

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 2, 2019) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) announced their 2019 spring grantees that will receive over $180,400 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces across 5 districts. Projects include the creation of trails, installation of park amenities and more. Additional information on the specific park improvement projects and grant recipients can be …