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First-Ever Party for the Parks

2017-03-24T10:58:53+00:00 September 9th, 2015|APF News, Support Our Parks|

If you haven't heard the news yet, consider this your invitation! We're holding our first-ever Party for the Parks on September 30th at historic Brazos Hall from 5:30-8:30pm. Join us to support Austin's parks and kick off ACL Music Festival! We'll be celebrating in style with live music from Bruce Robison, cocktails by FBR Management, [...]

Austin Parks Foundation Announces Grant Recipients: Spring 2015 ACL Music Festival Grants Empower Park Adopters

2017-06-27T11:18:58+00:00 June 30th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks|

Today, Austin Parks Foundation announced their 2015 ACL Music Festival Grant recipients. Park Adopter groups including Pease Park Conservancy, Friends of Murchison Pool, Austin YSML Sunshine Camps, North Austin Community Garden, Battle Bend Park, and Dove Springs District Park were awarded grants totaling $150,000. Austin Parks Foundation provides these grants as direct financial support to [...]

Lifeguard Hiring Incentive Program

2017-06-27T11:20:45+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Special Projects|

We are excited to partner with the Aquatic Division to offer the first ever Lifeguard Hiring Incentive program. Over 750 lifeguards need to be hired for the summer season in order to safely operate Austin’s municipal pools. The goal of this partnership is to provide an incentive for the first 500 lifeguards that are hired, [...]

Spring 2015 Movies in the Park Schedule

2017-06-27T11:22:11+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Movies in the Park|

Spring/Summer Movies in the Park Season We are pleased to announce our 2015 Summer Movies in the Park schedule in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Due to some sever weather we've moved almost the enitre season of Movies in the Park into the Summer. We’ve expanded our movie locations this year in an effort to [...]

Thank You!

2017-06-27T11:24:09+00:00 March 10th, 2015|It's My Park! Day, Parks, Special Projects, Volunteer|

Thank you for helping make our 13th annual It’s My Park Day, presented by Manchester Texas Financial Group, a resounding success! This year, 3,000 volunteers helped contribute nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of labor back to our city parks and preserves. Nearly 100 parks participated in projects such as mulching, root collar [...]

Upcoming Grants Workshops

2017-06-27T11:25:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Education|

Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we'll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation [...]

MLK Day of Service 2015

2017-06-27T11:29:16+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Volunteer|

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Part of the United We Serve Presidential national call to service initiative, MLK Day of Service is a call for Americans of all walks of life to work together and make an impact in your community. We’d love [...]