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Highlights of 2017: Austin Parks Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of People + Parks

2017-12-07T16:13:31+00:00 December 6th, 2017|APF News, People + Parks|

This year Austin Parks Foundation (APF) turned 25, and it was our best year yet! From the year’s first completed grant to our end of year plans, 2017 was one for the books. But we’re not looking to stop now. Our history has shown continued hard work and persistence so that our parks get the attention [...]

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $200,000 in 2017 Fall Community Grants

2017-11-16T16:30:48+00:00 November 15th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News|

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) 2017 Fall Community Grants We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program fall grantees! Our community grantees will receive almost $200,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Recipient projects include an ADA accessible walk and bike trail, historic [...]

#ACLRocks Day 10 – The Finale – Dove Springs District Park

2017-06-27T11:07:33+00:00 October 11th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Not so long ago, Dove Springs District Park was viewed as unsafe, and parents drove across the city to give their children a safe, clean, outdoor play area. Less than a quarter mile from Dove Springs Park, Mendez Middle School ranked number 1 in juvenile obesity out of all Austin Independent School District schools, and [...]

#ACLRocks Day 9 – Bartholomew Park

2017-03-24T10:47:57+00:00 October 10th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Bartholomew Park has a long history of caring neighbors who will put in great effort to support their park. These neighbors came to APF in 2006 and 2007 to help them re-vamp an aging play scape that was seeing increased use from the growing neighborhood. With help from the ACL Music Festival Grants program APF [...]

#ACLRocks Day 8 – Ramsey Park

2017-03-24T10:49:31+00:00 October 9th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Ramsey Park has served the central Austin community since the early 1940s. With a playground, baseball field, basketball court, tennis court and pool, Ramsey has attracted families and individuals for decades. Unfortunately, Ramsey Park had fallen into disrepair over the years. In 2013 the Rosedale Neighborhood Association laid out a master plan for Ramsey that [...]

#ACLRocks Day 7 – Austin B-Cycle

2017-06-27T11:09:48+00:00 October 8th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Austin Parks Foundation is a founding partner of Austin’s B-cycle, the bike share program designed to transform the way people access the city’s urban core. With the help of ACL and Austin Parks Foundation, B-Cycle has allowed Austin to avoid over 65,000 car trips and offset 657,105 carbon emissions to date. Without the generous support of ACL [...]

#ACLRocks Day 6 – Dottie Jordan Park

2017-06-27T11:13:50+00:00 October 7th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Named after an AISD orchestra teacher, Dottie Jordan Park, Pool and Recreation Center is just off 183 and Manor Rd. Interested in the park, Miss Jordan first spoke to City Council in 1972 when the park was threatened with a plan to build condominiums. The City of Austin purchased the 11.5 acres of parkland that [...]

#ACLRocks Day 5 – Franklin Park

2017-03-24T10:52:57+00:00 October 6th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

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 [...]

#ACLRocks Day 4 – Davis White NE District Park

2017-03-24T10:53:57+00:00 October 5th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Support Our Parks|

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 the ACL Music Festival Grants [...]