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Just Announced: 2014 Fall Grant Recipients

2017-06-27T11:30:53+00:00 December 16th, 2014|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival|

Today we are excited to announce we have designated more than $140,000 in grant funding as part of our annual fall cycle improving seven local parks as part of our Parks Grants Program. The fall 2014 Park Grants Program recipients include: The Windsor Park Neighborhood Association, who will use their $12,500 grant to install three [...]

King & Country Food Co. is Now Open in Wooldridge Square

2017-03-28T11:07:09+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Parks, Special Projects|

We are happy to announce the newest addition to Wooldridge Square is the King & Country Food Co. airstream trailer. Wooldridge Square is one of Austin’s four original downtown parks and is located next to Travis County Courthouse and the Austin History Center at 900 Guadalupe St. Austinite and King & Country owner, Brett Moore, [...]

Zero Waste Success

2017-03-28T11:16:05+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Special Projects|

The numbers are in! On September 27, National Public Lands Day volunteers and project leaders gathered after a morning of park projects in Rosewood Park to celebrate with food, drinks and live music. To further this event's commitment to the environment, APF and Texas Conservation Corps teamed up with Ecology Action and the East Side Compost Pedallers to make [...]

Upcoming Trail Workshops

2017-06-27T11:33:34+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Education, PIES Workshops|

Our Park Improvement Education Series, or P.I.E.S., is a series of eight free workshops made possible by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Topics include mulching and root collar clearing, water design, and habitat restoration. This November 8 and 15 we will conclude our 2014 P.I.E.S. with two back-to-back weekend Trail Education and Stewardship Training workshops. Members of [...]

Habiturf is Sprouting in Alderbrook Park

2017-06-27T11:35:15+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Parks, Special Projects|

As part of our ongoing water conservation efforts, Austin Parks Foundation is involved in a pilot project using the Habiturf grass seed mix at a brand new pocket park in Northwest Austin called Alderbrook Park. Habiturf is a mix of native southwestern grasses that includes blue grama, curly-mesquite, and buffalograss. Together, these three unique grasses [...]

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014: Interview with Parks Foundation’s Colin Wallis

2017-06-27T11:36:18+00:00 October 6th, 2014|APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival|

From the Austin360.com Out & About Blog Interview by Michael Barnes What percentage of the visitors to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival know that the two-weekend bash is co-produced by the Austin Parks Foundation? And how many of those know what the foundation does? Or how it has distributed the more than $10 [...]

Show your parks MULCH love!

2017-06-27T11:38:20+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Volunteer|

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 [...]