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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 [...]

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 [...]

People + Parks: Longtime Allies & Long Term Impacts

2017-03-21T12:24:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In the eight years that Wheatsville Food Co-op has supported Austin Parks Foundation, they have donated well over $50,000—enough money to buy a small army of organic zucchini. Since 2009, the local grocery store has been a major sponsor of APF’s It’s My Park Day. Wheatsville calls the relationship a natural pairing [...]

Odom School Park to receive portion of $200,000 in ACL Music Festival Grant Funding on Fall It’s My Park Day

2017-05-04T13:37:26+00:00 October 31st, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Parks|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin Parks Foundation (APF) hosts first fall It’s My Park Day; volunteer projects include mulching, creek cleaning, tree pruning, trash pick-up, planting and gardening, and trail cleanup Additionally, thanks to funds received from Austin City Limits Music Festival, APF will donate nearly $200,000 to help fund grants through unique event partnership Grants [...]

People + Parks: Time Well Spent

2017-06-26T14:10:02+00:00 October 5th, 2016|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Michael Valescu may have all the time in the world, but you won’t catch him wasting it. The retired engineer was recently named Austin Parks Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts to improve green space around Austin. In 2015 he volunteered an estimated 1,200 hours to the organization. A native [...]