Amplify Austin’s Green Space: District 9

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Austin Parks Foundation amplifies D9 This year for Amplify Austin, our city’s 24-hour giving frenzy, we’re highlighting the breadth of our work. We’ll share stories of projects from each district throughout the month of February so you can see how we’re Amplifying a green space near you! Today, we’re showing off how your gifts Amplify Shipe Park. Restoration of historic log …

People + Parks: Advocacy in Action

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By Elizabeth McGuire In one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, a team of stewards is working to preserve their park and to inspire others to follow suit in their own neighborhoods. Three leaders of Friends of Shipe Park—Jill Nokes, Alison Young and Mark Fishman—have worked with Austin Parks Foundation and countless volunteers to keep Shipe a vibrant, healthy, resilient …

Playtime

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Since my husband and I recently added a two-year-old to our household, I’m re-exploring Austin’s parks with a new perspective. One of my favorite neighborhood parks has long been Shipe Park, and it still is. Shipe is a small park, but I find it has everything I want. Here’s what I think makes a good park to bring small children …

Tree Planting at Shipe Park

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Thanks to Austin Energy, we’re getting some trees planted in two parks as mitigation for Austin Energy projects that resulted in removal of trees close-by. One is Shipe Park, the other is Pease Park. The trees at Shipe have all been planted and here’s a picture of the crew, plus volunteer Jack Nokes and dog Petey. Our thanks to APF …