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A New Playscape is Coming Soon to Dove Springs District Park

2017-03-28T11:23:48+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Parks, Special Projects|

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 with the assistance of the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), [...]

Contribute to the Parks & Libraries fund with your COA Utility Bill

2017-03-28T11:26:10+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Support Our Parks|

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-deductible to the extent that the law allows. [...]

New Year. New Logo.

2017-03-28T11:32:44+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|APF News|

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 the hummingbird is a perfect symbol [...]

APF President, Daniel Woodroffe, Wins Austin Under 40

2017-03-28T11:34:01+00:00 February 26th, 2013|APF News|

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 dwg., one of Austin’s premier landscape architecture firms. He was honored at the 15th [...]

Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project

2017-03-28T11:35:21+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Parks, Special Projects|

by Diane Sherrill, Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization Commons Ford Metropolitan Park has been a favorite spot for birders for some time, especially Ed Fair. When it was brought to his attention (by Byron Stone, another well respected birder) that most of the park’s vegetation was invasive, non-native grasses; and that those grasses did not [...]

Project Leaders Needed for 2013 It’s My Park Day

2017-03-28T11:36:14+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Volunteer|

APF is looking for volunteers and project leaders to support the Foundation’s 2013 It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 2. It’s My Park Day gathers thousands of Austinites every March to celebrate and improve their parks and public spaces throughout Austin’s neighborhoods.  The annual event is APF’s largest single volunteer event of the year.  In [...]

Happy New Year, friends of the Austin Parks Foundation!

2017-03-28T11:38:52+00:00 January 9th, 2013|APF News|

As we turn the calendar to 2013, I’m more excited than ever for APF.  We are entering our 21styear of connecting people to resources and partnerships to develop and improve Austin’s many wonderful parks and open spaces.  None of this would be possible without all of you who support APF through donations, sponsorships, partnerships, and [...]

Great Grants! Rosewood Park

2017-03-28T11:41:08+00:00 December 10th, 2012|ACL Music Festival Grants, Parks|

The SHADE Project is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer through education, outreach and building shade structures where children play. The group completed its first shade structure at Rosewood Park this year and has plans to complete more in the future. Kids who play at the Rosewood splash pad will [...]