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, and buffalograss. Together, these three unique grasses appear green and are soft to the touch. Most importantly, thanks to its high density and deep roots, Habiturf requires little to no water once it is established. Unlike grasses traditionally used in park spaces, one rain event every four to si...   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


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-deduc...   read full post »

posted on 4/2/2014

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