Just Announced: 2014 Fall Grant Recipients

Today we are excited to announce we have designated more than $140,000 in grant funding as part of our annual fall cycle improving seven local parks as part of our Parks Grants Program. The fall 2014 Park Grants Program recipients include: The Windsor Park Neighborhood Association, who will use their $12,500 grant to install three playscape shades for the playground areas within Bartholomew Park. The shades will provide protection from the sun to prevent the risk of burns for children and adult skin cancers. They hope to have this project completed before the summer of 2015. The Friends of Ba...   read full post »

posted on 12/16/2014

   

King & Country Food Co. is Now Open in Wooldridge Square

We are happy to announce the newest addition to Wooldridge Square is the King & Country Food Co. airstream trailer. Wooldridge Square is one of Austin’s four original downtown parks and is located next to Travis County Courthouse and the Austin History Center at 900 Guadalupe St. Austinite...   read full post »

posted on 12/11/2014

   

UT's Army ROTC Tackles Mulch in Onion Creek Metropolitan Park

Just over a year ago a mountain of mulch was created in Onion Creek Metropolitan Park after downed trees from the Halloween Floods of 2013 were chipped. This November 100 University of Texas Army ROTC cadets pitched in to distribute the mulch to the trees in the park to keep the ground moist and pre...   read full post »

posted on 12/5/2014

   

We are thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! There are so many reasons to be thankful today and every day, but today is a wonderful reminder to take a moment and reflect on all the things we’re thankful for. Here's what the APF staff is thankful for: Colin
I’m thankful for the diving board at Bart...   read full post »

posted on 11/27/2014

   

A Fresh Look for Old Bakery Park

Where do you get your Thai food fix in Austin? You could be enjoying fresh, homemade Thai cuisine in the heart of downtown at the My Thai Mom food trailer located at Old Bakery Park at 10th and Congress. My Thai Mom opened in Old Bakery Park in June 2012 as part of our park vendor program. They&rsq...   read full post »

posted on 11/13/2014

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