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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 [...]

A Season of Giving and Thanks

2017-06-22T13:23:16+00:00 November 28th, 2016|APF News, Support Our Parks|

Green isn't just the color of trees, grass and APF's mascot the hummingbird. It's also the color of our newest giving level! We're proud to announce that on Giving Tuesday (that's tomorrow!) we're launching evergreen donations - a sustaining gift level that will allow us to bring playscapes, community gardens, free fitness classes and more [...]

#OptOutside & Win!

2017-06-26T14:05:28+00:00 November 10th, 2016|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

You may remember REI did something a little different on Black Friday last year—they closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people did just that - including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we saw hundreds of you posting your park adventures [...]

We’re Thankful For…

2017-06-26T14:08:35+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Since it's now officially November, we wanted to get a head start on the season of gratefulness. Over the past year, we have accomplished so much because of the generous support of our community, partners, donors and volunteers. From breaking ground on the renovations at Austin's first park space - Republic Square - to adding a Fall iteration [...]