Support Our Parks

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 [...]

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 [...]

Republic Square Groundbreaking Celebration

2017-03-21T12:57:07+00:00 June 28th, 2016|APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Movies in the Park, Park Advocacy, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Start of Historic Park Revitalization; $5.8 Million Public-Private Investment to Restore 180 Year-Old Park AUSTIN, Texas (June 28, 2016) Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in collaboration with the Downtown Austin Alliance and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department hosted a groundbreaking celebration to recognize the donors who brought the $5.8 [...]

Republic Square Park Project Receives $50K Grant Award

2017-03-21T13:09:28+00:00 April 6th, 2016|APF News, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

APF is proud to announce that we have received a $50,000 grant from the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund at Austin Community Foundation for our Republic Square Park Capital Project. Located at the intersection of Guadalupe and Fourth streets, adjacent to the Federal Courthouse, Republic Square is one of three remaining downtown historic squares. The park’s redevelopment is a [...]

14th Annual It’s My Park Day Breaks Records

2017-03-21T13:11:11+00:00 March 5th, 2016|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Our 14th Annual It's My Park Day was a resounding success thanks to our project leaders, volunteers, partners and sponsors. From clean-ups to trail repairs, habitat restoration to painting, this year's It's My Park Day has set the record as the largest to date! We are so proud to work with the best volunteers around, [...]

ACL Grants Program Adds Two New Grants for a total of $400,000 in 2016

2017-06-27T10:58:59+00:00 February 16th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Support Our Parks|

ACL Fest Grant Program has Invested $2.5 Million Into Austin’s Public Parks Since 2006; ACL Total Austin Parks Support $20 Million Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is proud to offer more funding to local park projects through its Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival Grants Program this year. The 2016 grant pool totals $400,000 (a $25,000 [...]

Help us Amplify APF!

2017-03-21T12:38:44+00:00 February 12th, 2016|APF News, Support Our Parks|

Mark your calendars, APF Friends - Amplify Austin is coming March 8-9, 2016! We’re excited to be part of the 4th annual Amplify Austin – our city’s 24-hour online giving campaign, which raises millions of dollars for hundreds of local nonprofits. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 for improvements and enhancements to Austin’s parks, [...]