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 with the assistance of the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and local landscape architecture firm TBG Partners. The custom playscape is designed to reinvigorate the community in active participation and involvement in the outdoor environment. The Dove Springs...   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


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

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