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People + Parks: Co-Founder of APF Stands as a Role Model

2017-06-22T13:16:50+00:00 January 11th, 2017|City Budget, Park Advocacy, People + Parks, Support Our Parks|

Beverly Griffith is no stranger to park advocacy. Not only did she co-found our very organization in 1992, she also served as our first President, chaired the city's Parks Board, was a president and trustee for the Texas Recreation and Parks Society and the Barton Creek Wilderness Park Association. Additionally, she is or has [...]

Project Playback: First Completed Grant Project of 2017!

2017-05-16T11:59:35+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Parks, Project Playback|

The first completed project of our ACL Music Festival Grants Program for 2017 is a brand new shade structure at Dick Nichols District Park! In April of 2016, Friends of Dick Nichols applied for and was awarded, a Community Grant of $50,000 in order to build the structure over the main play area at this highly-trafficked park. [...]

People + Parks: Building Community and Cheer

2017-06-22T13:18:30+00:00 December 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Some might consider Patterson Park the untamed cousin to nearby, master-planned Mueller Park, but fans of the lush green space off Airport Blvd. wouldn’t have it any other way. Since 2002, the Friends of Patterson Park organization, currently chaired by Jennifer Potter-Miller, has been working hard to make thoughtful improvements to the [...]

Together – We Can Build A Better Austin

2017-06-22T13:21:11+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Adopt A Park, APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

A Letter From Austin Parks Foundation's CEO, Colin Wallis Originally Published in the Austin American Statesman As the National Parks Service (NPS) winds down its centennial celebration, closer to home, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is gearing up for our 25th anniversary of providing critical funding and support to our local parks. APF was founded in [...]

A Season of Giving and Thanks

2017-06-22T13:23:16+00:00 November 28th, 2016|APF News, Support Our Parks|

Green isn't just the color of trees, grass and APF's mascot the hummingbird. It's also the color of our newest giving level! We're proud to announce that on Giving Tuesday (that's tomorrow!) we're launching evergreen donations - a sustaining gift level that will allow us to bring playscapes, community gardens, free fitness classes and more [...]

#OptOutside & Win!

2017-06-26T14:05:28+00:00 November 10th, 2016|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

You may remember REI did something a little different on Black Friday last year—they closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people did just that - including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we saw hundreds of you posting your park adventures [...]

First-Ever Fall It’s My Park Day By The Numbers

2017-06-26T14:06:50+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Parks|

Our First-ever Fall It’s My Park Day was a huge success thanks to our project leaders, volunteers, partners and sponsors. From clean-ups to trail repairs, habitat restoration to painting, we are so grateful to be part of such a hard-working community! We're proud to work with the best volunteers around, and are grateful to all of [...]

We’re Thankful For…

2017-06-26T14:08:35+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Since it's now officially November, we wanted to get a head start on the season of gratefulness. Over the past year, we have accomplished so much because of the generous support of our community, partners, donors and volunteers. From breaking ground on the renovations at Austin's first park space - Republic Square - to adding a Fall iteration [...]