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Great Grants! Great Hills Park

2017-03-28T11:43:54+00:00 November 19th, 2012|ACL Music Festival Grants, Parks|

Welcome to our new blog series, “Great Grants!” Every year, the Austin Parks Foundation gives grants of financial support to park-adopter groups in Austin with great park-improvement projects. You can read more about our Park Grants Program here. The Great Hills Park Volunteer Committee spearheaded a wonderful renovation project in Great Hills Park this year. [...]

National Public Lands Day 2012 Followup

2017-06-27T11:44:07+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Volunteer|

Over 200 dedicated park lovers came out on Saturday, October 6, to volunteer for our annual National Public Lands Day volunteer event, co-hosted by the Hill Country Conservancy.  We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful national day of volunteering.  Groups all over the country are helping to restore natural ecosystems, remove [...]

New BMX/Skate Park Taking Shape

2017-06-27T11:47:51+00:00 January 29th, 2011|Parks|

One of the most anticipated (well, by me) projects from 2006 bond election is the combination BMX/Skate Park that is now under construction across from the Austin Recreation Center and House Park.  It's coming along nicely, it has a bowl area and a separate more urban area, along with a pedestrain observation center in the [...]

Barton Creek Trail Corps @ Loop 360

2017-06-27T11:49:27+00:00 January 27th, 2011|Parks, Special Projects|

Yesterday, the Barton Creek Trail Corps, plus another crew were out at Loop 360 Access.  They were finishing up a set of steps begun a few years ago at the 2009 National Trails Day Event that we and Hill Country Conservancy co-hosted and that former Barton Creek Parks staffer Matt Scales was working on before [...]

This Year’s Model

2017-06-27T11:54:02+00:00 January 17th, 2011|It's My Park! Day, Volunteer|

and by that we mean this year's T-shirt design for all It's My Park Day Volunteers.  Yup, it's got the "love your park" theme again and is a nice deep red.  Definitely going to stand out when volunteers are wearing them!  On the back will be all of our sponsors logos. (There's still time to [...]