Contribute to the Parks & Libraries fund with your COA Utility Bill

Austinites have the option to contribute to the Parks & Libraries Fund through their city of Austin utility bill stub. You can easily add any dollar amount to your utility bill to make a donation supporting programming in our cherished parks and library system. Donations are considered tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows. How will your Parks & Libraries donation be used by the Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD)? The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is grateful for the generous contributions Austinites have made in support of youth programming and the Pla...   read full post »

posted on 4/2/2014


New Year. New Logo.

For over 20 years, the Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been connecting people and parks in Austin. In 2014, APF is starting off fresh with a new look and tagline that reflects our efforts—a depiction of a hummingbird and the line “People Plus Parks.” There are many reasons why th...   read full post »

posted on 1/3/2014


APF President, Daniel Woodroffe, Wins Austin Under 40

Terry and Daniel Woodroffe at the Austin Under 40 Awards Event on February 22, 2013 (left photo). Daniel (back) and a group of volunteers at Republic Square Park in January (right photo). Daniel Woodroffe, APF’s board president, is the founder of calendar. ...   read full post »

posted on 2/26/2013


Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project

by Diane Sherrill, Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization Commons Ford Metropolitan Park has been a favorite spot for birders for some time, especially Ed Fair. When it was brought to his attention (by Byron Stone, another well respected birder) that most of the park’s vegetation was in...   read full post »

posted on 2/11/2013


Project Leaders Needed for 2013 It's My Park Day

APF is looking for volunteers and project leaders to support the Foundation’s 2013 It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 2. It’s My Park Day gathers thousands of Austinites every March to celebrate and improve their parks and public spaces throughout Austin’s neighborhoods...   read full post »

posted on 2/8/2013

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