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 park projects is mulch. More than just a decorative accent for parks and front yards, mulch plays an important role in keeping our trees happy and healthy. By helping to keep the ground moist and preventing lawn mowers from damaging tree trunks, mulch plays an important role in tree care. And as the...   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


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

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