Healthy Parks Plan Tool Training

Grant Ausbury

The Healthy Parks Plan is an effort to create a shared vision for building healthier communities through parks. The plan incorporates scientific data, technical analysis and community engagement results to answer key questions about the people, parks and environment. What parts of town have the greatest need for the benefits that parks provide? How could we improve parks to support …

Parks with Purpose: Park Resilience during COVID-19

Grant Ausbury

How does COVID-19 change how our communities utilize parks? We will discuss attendee’s experiences with parks usage during the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities to connect COVID issues to broader resilience measures. We also will introduce St. David’s Foundation’s Parks with Purpose 2019 RFP – 19 Central Texas grantees were awarded around $3 Million dollars to improve park equity in their …

Parks for All: Promoting Equity in Austin’s Parks

Grant Ausbury

Learn how the city and community partners are working to understand, uncover and address racial equity in Austin, with particular focus on parks and outdoor spaces. Equity in the outdoors has serious implications for so many Austin residents’ access to nature, participation in recreation activities, and opportunities to advance in green jobs. Key City of Austin Parks & Recreation and …

Savvy Stewardship: Volunteerism as Critical Parks Care

Grant Ausbury

Volunteerism is critical to the health of our parks, and coordinated efforts between park stewards and city staff can lead to incredible positive outcomes in Austin’s natural spaces. Join Jerry Levenson and David Todd – veteran park stewards, Patrick Chaiken – City of Austin Park Ranger Program, James Duff – City of Austin Wildfire Division, and Barry Rivera – Volunteer …

Parks Are Essential: Budgeting to Reflect Austin’s Values

Grant Ausbury

Every Summer, Austin has the opportunity to prioritize city assets like parks, transportation and housing through the City’s budgeting process. It is often said that “budgets are moral documents.” But how do budgets truly impact public amenities like parks, programming and the people who enjoy and rely on them? APF’s Advocacy Manager – Tom Visco, will lead a conversation with …