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Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Longview

2017-09-22T12:11:59+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Longview Neighborhood Park, located in Southwest Austin, needs an adopter group Located in south Austin, Longview Neighborhood Park boasts many features that make it loved by the community. With about 20 acres of land, Longview has a little bit of everything for everyone. First of all, the park provides a nature area with scenic trails for the [...]

Park Pollinators: Meet Bill Stout

2017-09-06T17:12:33+00:00 August 31st, 2017|APF News, Park Pollinators|

Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we're proud of the team we've put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin's parks, trails and green spaces great for [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Mabel Davis

2017-09-20T16:59:05+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Mabel Davis District Park, located in South Austin, has all of the best park features from skatepark to softball field Many amenities make Mabel Davis a unique park. Having once sat on a landfill between 1944-1955, Mabel Davis now features Austin's first public skatepark. Skating not your thing? Well you can also try fishing in [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Dittmar District Park

2017-09-21T14:39:10+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Dittmar District Park: Everything for Everyone Dittmar District Park is a South Austin park with many amenities. Despite being so close to larger parks such as Mary Moore Searight and Onion Creek, Dittmar stands out. The recreation center at Dittmar offers many class options for children and adults. Along with these classes, the park also [...]

Project Playback: ACL Grant Helps Austin Wildflower Meadows

2017-08-22T17:17:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Parks, Project Playback|

Wildflower meadows help Austin to decrease its carbon footprint, while also creating beautiful open spaces Neighborhood grants in both 2016 and 2017 were awarded to the Wildflower Meadow Group, dedicated to increasing the amount of wildflower land in Austin. In total, $9,950 has been awarded over the two years. From the 2016 grant alone, 4 [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Lott Pocket Park

2017-09-21T15:19:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Lott Pocket Park: Park Size Does Not Matter Located on a block of land between Catalpa, Curve, Olive, and Branch streets, Lott Pocket Park shows that park size does not matter. While Lott Pocket Park may be small, it is mighty with amenities that make it a popular spot in the community. One of the main [...]

Support the Parks at City of Austin Budget Hearings

2017-09-21T16:33:09+00:00 August 10th, 2017|City Budget, Park Advocacy, Support Our Parks|

Austin Parks and Recreation currently needs $700 million to repair and renovate parks City of Austin budget hearings are approaching, and APF needs help telling City Council that the parks are in need. According to ParkScore, Austin is ranked #46 and currently spends $103 per resident, while cities in the top ten spend an average [...]

Spring Community Grant Recipients Announced

2017-08-02T16:46:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News|

AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER $240,000 IN 2017 SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects AUSTIN, TX (July 13) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program spring grantees that will receive over $240,000 [...]

Project Playback: Norwood House

2017-07-11T17:26:21+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Project Playback|

Norwood House restores Heritage Trees with APF Grant In December of 2016, Norwood Park Foundation received a grant from Austin Parks Foundation to aid in the restoration project on Norwood House. This historic Austin home has been around for almost 100 years, but for many of those it sat unused. Because of this, the structure [...]