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Migratory Bird Day: How APF Funded Projects Help

2018-05-11T14:22:35+00:00 May 11th, 2018|ACL Music Festival Grants, Parks|

Grant projects over the years have helped improve migratory bird habitats Each year, migratory bird species in Austin fly south for the winter, seeking warmer temperatures. Our very own mascot, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, is one of the many species that participates. Also included, the famous Mexican Free-tailed bats, which flock from under the Congress bridge. [...]

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APF Celebrates 100th Park Adopter

2018-05-03T13:02:37+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Adopt A Park, APF News, Parks|

Welcome to our 100th Park Adopter, Wooldridge School Park! With the addition of Wooldridge School Park, Austin Parks Foundation reached a huge milestone: our 100th park adopter! Wooldridge School Park, located in North Austin, sits adjacent to Wooldridge Elementary School. Other nearby parks include Quail Creek Neighborhood Park, Ron Rigsby Pocket Park and Payton Gin Pocket [...]

Celebrate Earth Day with APF

2018-04-18T12:33:49+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but we are celebrating for the entire month of April with volunteer events and giveback days! Check out the following ways to help APF celebrate Earth Day. Volunteer Opportunities East Williamson Creek: Come out on April 20th from 10AM to 1PM to help maintain the developing trail. RSVP [...]

The Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

2018-04-16T15:42:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Parks|

To slow down the hectic pace of daily life, step outside. Breathe in the morning air, watch the sunrise or set, feel the breeze on your face, watch the rainfall. People need to get outdoors and be a part of nature to reset the day and ease the mind. Living in Austin with so many [...]

Project Playback: Native Plants Reintroduced to Barton Springs Pool

2018-03-22T16:53:04+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Parks, Project Playback, Support Our Parks|

Aquatic native plant life helps improve Barton Spring's ecosystem March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city's favortie swimming holes! The most recent project at this beloved aquatic gem was partially funded by our grants program. Grant Funding in 2016 A 2016 community grant [...]

See Park Dreams Become Reality

2018-03-11T23:59:42+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Design Services is the newest step toward improving Austin's green space According to Trust for Public Land's Parkscore, Austin ranks only 46th out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. for how we take care of our parks. There are many ways to improve our parks, whether it's adding benches or building a playscape. [...]

Amplify Austin’s Green Space: District 2

2018-02-28T14:28:06+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Parks, Support Our Parks|

Austin Parks Foundation amplifies D2 This year for Amplify Austin, our city’s 24-hour giving frenzy, we’re highlighting the breadth of our work. We’ll share stories of projects from each district throughout the month of February so you can see how we’re Amplifying a green space near you! Today, we’re showing off how your gifts Amplify Houston [...]

People + Parks: On the Right Path

2018-03-01T10:33:26+00:00 February 27th, 2018|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with [...]