Support Our Parks

Amplify Austin’s Green Space: District 8

2018-02-09T16:48:08+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Parks, Support Our Parks|

Projects at Spyglass Trailhead are helping to amplify parkland in Austin 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! This week [...]

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

2018-01-31T16:46:10+00:00 December 7th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. [...]

Driving Force: Carvana Shares the Love with Austin Parks

2017-11-28T11:33:00+00:00 November 21st, 2017|APF News, Movies in the Park, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Meet the Carvana Team! Just over a year ago, Austin Parks Foundation hosted an energetic crew of volunteers at Zilker Park. Though the team was small, they were mighty, helping us repaint and revitalize a piece of one of Austin's most well-loved parks. Back then, Carvana was a small start-up office in Austin. The team lead - [...]

#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. [...]