Support Our Parks

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 [...]

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

2017-05-19T11:07:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

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 compiled by Austin-based firm Angelou Economics. Austin's Mayor Adler spoke to attendees about the importance of ACL Music Festival's gift and [...]

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

2017-03-30T16:17:26+00:00 March 30th, 2017|APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks|

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 fraction of the city's needs. "When you look at all the rec centers, the parks, the aging infrastructure and the [...]

People + Parks: All About Love

2017-08-25T15:31:37+00:00 March 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks|

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. She remembers when the land — a slice of which recently benefited from an Austin Parks Foundation grant — belonged [...]

Save the Date & Amplify APF

2017-03-21T11:45:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|APF News, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Save-the-Date! On March 2nd and 3rd from 6pm to 6pm, APF is participating in Amplify Austin – our city’s 24-hour online giving campaign, which raises millions of dollars for hundreds of local nonprofits. This 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to come together and support our parks! Will you help [...]

People + Parks: Co-Founder of APF Stands as a Role Model

2017-06-22T13:16:50+00:00 January 11th, 2017|City Budget, Park Advocacy, People + Parks, Support Our Parks|

Beverly Griffith is no stranger to park advocacy. Not only did she co-found our very organization in 1992, she also served as our first President, chaired the city's Parks Board, was a president and trustee for the Texas Recreation and Parks Society and the Barton Creek Wilderness Park Association. Additionally, she is or has [...]

Together – We Can Build A Better Austin

2017-06-22T13:21:11+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Adopt A Park, APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

A Letter From Austin Parks Foundation's CEO, Colin Wallis Originally Published in the Austin American Statesman As the National Parks Service (NPS) winds down its centennial celebration, closer to home, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is gearing up for our 25th anniversary of providing critical funding and support to our local parks. APF was founded in [...]