Open Volunteer Opportunity! Tree Mulching at Colony Park!


The park entrance is actually on Colony Loop (off of Loyola). The first entrance is closed due to construction, so you will have to loop around the school, see the map for detailed directions: Please join us to provide much-needed mulch to the newly planted trees at Colony Park! APF will provide water, tools, and KIND bars for snacks. …

Open Volunteer Opportunity! Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park Trees Need Your Help!


Join your friends and neighbors to provide much-needed tree care at Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park! The group will mulch trees a group of young trees, a vital activity for the long-term support of our beautiful trees in Austin, especially before the heat of late summer sets in. We will provide tools, gloves, and fresh, cold drinking water – please bring your own water bottles to reduce waste. We …

Open Volunteer Opportunity: Spyglass Trailhead to the Barton Creek Greenbelt


Volunteers will continue an ongoing project to complete the connection from the new trailhead to the Violet Crown/Barton Creek Trail! Tools, gloves, materials, a water jug and snacks will be provided! Please bring a reusable water container to stay hydrated. Looking forward to having you out for a productive work day at Spyglass!

Julie Sondecker

People + Parks: Keeping Austin Clean, One Day at a Time

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By Elizabeth McGuire For the last 337 days, Austin’s green spaces have been cleaner than ever before. That’s because Julie Sondecker, creator of Instagram’s @365DaysofHiking, has been picking up trash in parks and on trails every single day since May 30, 2017. During her daily outings, she fills her signature blue mesh bag, artfully arranges the trash in a beautiful …

People + Parks: Local Support and Global Wisdom

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By Elizabeth McGuire If you were planning an expansive, open-ended trip to the other side of the globe, how would you spend your last days at home? Tying up loose ends? Buying supplies? Saying goodbye to friends? Triple-checking your passport and flight details? If you were Eric Nichols you would be raising money for a treasured hometown organization. This past …

Celebrate Earth Day with APF

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Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but we are celebrating for the entire month of April with volunteer events and giveback days! Check out the following ways to help APF celebrate Earth Day. Volunteer Opportunities East Williamson Creek: Come out on April 20th from 10AM to 1PM to help maintain the developing trail. RSVP and learn more here. Check …

It’s My Park Day 2018 Highlights

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It’s My Park Day 2018: Another Success We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department, Watershed Protection and our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank our …

People + Parks: On the Right Path

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By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with him, and as it turns …