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405, 2017

People + Parks: Aiming High

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Adopt A Park, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Elizabeth McGuire Steps away from an elementary school, whose mission is to encourage big dreams and possibilities, resides a park that once fell far short of its own potential. But not anymore. Thanks to [...]

105, 2017

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

May 1st, 2017|Categories: ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In a press conference at City Hall this morning, operators of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, C3 Presents, gave Austin's parks $6.3 million for park improvements all over the city, and presented the economic impact study [...]

604, 2017

People + Parks: Outside Om

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Children's Programming, Fitness in the Park, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer, Yoga|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Elizabeth McGuire “If everybody grew up with a meditation mindset and the ability to use it to reduce stress, the world would be a much better place.” That conviction anchors and motivates An Dang, [...]

3003, 2017

APF in the News: Addressing the $700M maintenance gap

March 30th, 2017|Categories: APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Austin Parks Amass $700M in Deferred Maintenance See the original story and video at Spectrum News AUSTIN, Texas--Park managers say they have $700 million worth of deferred maintenance, and some park advocates say that's a [...]

103, 2017

People + Parks: All About Love

March 1st, 2017|Categories: ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Michael Barnes - this story originally ran in the Austin-American Statesman For the most part, Thelma Williams — also known as “Grandma Wisdom” — has lived in the St. John neighborhood since early childhood. [...]

103, 2017

APF Awards First-Ever $100,000 Impact Grant to St. John Park

March 1st, 2017|Categories: ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Parks|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

First Ever ACL Music Festival Impact Grant and Largest Amount Donated by APF Will Re-Develop East Side Park AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2017) - Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce that their inaugural [...]