Upcoming Trail Workshops

Our Park Improvement Education Series, or P.I.E.S., is a series of eight free workshops made possible by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Topics include mulching and root collar clearing, water design, and habitat restoration. This November 8 and 15 we will conclude our 2014 P.I.E.S. with two back-to-back weekend Trail Education and Stewardship Training workshops. Members of the Austin Ridge Riders will be leading the trail workshops. They have been working creating and rehabilitating the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park trails for most of 2014, and other mountain bike trail projects for many years. Th...   read full post »

posted on 10/30/2014

   

Habiturf is Sprouting in Alderbrook Park

As part of our ongoing water conservation efforts, Austin Parks Foundation is involved in a pilot project using the Habiturf grass seed mix at a brand new pocket park in Northwest Austin called Alderbrook Park. Habiturf is a mix of native southwestern grasses that includes blue grama, curly-mesquite...   read full post »

posted on 10/17/2014

   

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014: Interview with Parks Foundation’s Colin Wallis

From the Austin360.com Out & About Blog
Interview by Michael Barnes What percentage of the visitors to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival know that the two-weekend bash is co-produced by the Austin Parks Foundation? And how many of those know what the foundation does? Or ...   read full post »

posted on 10/6/2014

   

Show your parks MULCH love!

This National Public Lands Day we’re excited to host 36 park projects across Austin—that’s 10 more than last year! We’re looking for 900 volunteers to join us on Saturday, September 27 to lend a hand and show our parks some love. One theme you’ll see year round in our ...   read full post »

posted on 9/15/2014

   

A New Playscape is Coming Soon to Dove Springs District Park

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) and Austin Parks and Recreation (PARD) have formed a partnership to actively lead the design and installation of an innovative playscape and nature pathways for Dove Springs District Park. This focused effort is the result of a St. David’s grant award to APF and w...   read full post »

posted on 8/25/2014

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