Blog 2017-05-24T11:36:47+00:00
2708, 2017

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Mabel Davis

August 27th, 2017|Categories: Adopt A Park, Parks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

2408, 2017

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Dittmar District Park

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Adopt A Park, Parks|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

2208, 2017

Project Playback: ACL Grant Helps Austin Wildflower Meadows

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Parks, Project Playback|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

1008, 2017

Support the Parks at City of Austin Budget Hearings

August 10th, 2017|Categories: City Budget, Park Advocacy, Support Our Parks|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

108, 2017

Park Pollinators: Meet John Rooney

August 1st, 2017|Categories: APF News, Park Pollinators|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

3107, 2017

Project Playback: UT Football Helps Park Destroyed in Fire

July 31st, 2017|Categories: Project Playback|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Park destroyed by arson in April is coming back to life thanks to donations and volunteers Oak Springs School Park is a playground park located in East Austin off Webberville Road. Connected to Oak Springs [...]

1407, 2017

Spring Community Grant Recipients Announced

July 14th, 2017|Categories: ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

1107, 2017

Project Playback: Norwood House

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Project Playback|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]