Support Our Parks

#OptOutside & Win!

2017-11-13T16:49:52+00:00 November 12th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

#OptOutside this Holiday Season and Win! You may remember REI has done things a little different on Black Friday —they have closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people have done just that - including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we [...]

People + Parks: The Difference Maker

2017-10-30T17:01:08+00:00 October 11th, 2017|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM [...]

Congrats to Houston School Park!

2017-11-01T16:00:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Our second ACL Music Festival Impact Grant totaling $100,000 has been awarded to Houston School Park in Southeast Austin! The funds are earmarked for development of a pavilion at the park to create a space for outdoor education opportunities and community activities. "We had an extremely competitive grants pool this year, filled with amazing community-initiated [...]

City Budget Additions Bring Much-Needed Improvements to Parks

2017-10-03T16:40:09+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|APF News, City Budget, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Advocacy Update From Ladye Anne Wofford, CMO Earlier this month, Austin City Council approved a $3.9 billion budget for the City of Austin for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Most of the debate at city hall centered around how to best allocate $5 million that was identified to support a number of city council priorities. While [...]

Austin Parks Foundation Again Named Dell Technologies Match Play Charity

2017-09-29T15:35:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

APF is Proud to Again Be A Beneficiary of This Amazing Event! Austin Parks Foundation is honored to be one of the local charity beneficiaries for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (DTMP). The tournament brings 64 top-ranked, professional golfers from around the world, right here to Austin and has generated more than $2 [...]

APF Named Beneficiary of the Cap10K in 2018

2017-09-21T16:30:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

2018 Statesman Capitol 10K to feature Leo Manzano, Austin Parks Foundation and finishers’ medals Austin, TX (Sept. 14, 2017) The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced that race ambassador Leo Manzano and Austin Parks Foundation, beneficiary of the Cap10K, will return for the 41st race on April 8, 2018. [...]

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 [...]

People + Parks: Advocacy in Action

2017-07-05T14:04:09+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Adopt A Park, APF News, City Budget, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, a team of stewards is working to preserve their park and to inspire others to follow suit in their own neighborhoods. Three leaders of Friends of Shipe Park—Jill Nokes, Alison Young and Mark Fishman—have worked with Austin Parks Foundation and countless volunteers to [...]

APF Celebrates 25 Years of People + Parks

2017-06-01T15:50:10+00:00 June 1st, 2017|APF News, Support Our Parks|

Blues on the Green, Salt Lick BBQ and Chipotle help APF celebrate our 25th anniversary When Austin Parks Foundation began in 1992, we were a small group of committed park stewards - just 12 volunteer board members. Now celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we still dedicate ourselves to maintaining and improving the 300+ green spaces in [...]