#ACLRocks: Day 5 - Franklin Park

Franklin Park, which is in the 78744 area, was in dire straits. The surrounding neighborhood was the site of the highest level of juvenile crime in the county, and Franklin Park was an unsuitable area for neighborhood youth and families to spend their time. The Adopt-A-Park Leaders for Franklin wanted to change that. “Our park adoption team has committed to reclaiming our neighborhood, and we are starting with Franklin Park. Our goal is to enhance the safety of our streets, enhance our neighborhood park and activate it with programs and activities for youth and adults. Our vision for our...   read full post »

posted on 10/6/2015


#ACLRocks: Day 4 - Davis White NE District Park

Davis White Northeast District Park may seem a little far flung to Austinites that cluster around the river, but it’s a well-loved, 110 acres of parkland tucked in the southeast corner of 290 and 183. The LBJ Neighborhood Association had long-wanted a walking trail at their park, and thanks to...   read full post »

posted on 10/5/2015


#ACLRocks Day 3 - Onion Creek Greenbelt Park

Many of us remember the Halloween floods of 2013. In the wake of the devastation, one neighborhood in particular rallied together to restore an important piece their lives – Onion Creek Greenbelt Park. Once again, our ACL Music Festival Grants program was able to step in and help a neighborhoo...   read full post »

posted on 10/4/2015


#ACLRocks: Day 2 - Walnut Creek Metro Park

In our second installment of #ACLRocks we wanted to take you on a trip to Walnut Creek Metro Park. Situated near the intersection of N Lamar and Parmer, this beloved stretch of green space has been the site of many Austin Parks Foundation projects over the years, and thanks to ACL Music Festival we ...   read full post »

posted on 10/3/2015


#ACLRocks: Day 1 - The Butler Boardwalk

Now that we’ve kicked off ACL with our first-ever Party for the Parks, we wanted to do something special for one of our most generous partners. Every day of ACL we’ll tell you why #ACLRocks, and give you some deeper insight into how they’re helping us accomplish our work. We though...   read full post »

posted on 10/2/2015

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