Support Our Parks

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, [...]

Austin Parks Foundation Named Beneficiary of World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play

2017-06-27T11:03:15+00:00 January 27th, 2016|APF News, Park Advocacy, Support Our Parks|

ROUND ROCK, Texas-- Dell and the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play today announced that Austin-based charities Austin Parks Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, The First Tee of Greater Austin, Helping Hand Home for Children and Keep Austin Beautiful will be the local charity beneficiaries from the tournament’s overall charitable contributions to be [...]

#ACLRocks Day 10 – The Finale – Dove Springs District Park

2017-06-27T11:07:33+00:00 October 11th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Not so long ago, Dove Springs District Park was viewed as unsafe, and parents drove across the city to give their children a safe, clean, outdoor play area. Less than a quarter mile from Dove Springs Park, Mendez Middle School ranked number 1 in juvenile obesity out of all Austin Independent School District schools, and [...]

#ACLRocks Day 9 – Bartholomew Park

2017-03-24T10:47:57+00:00 October 10th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Bartholomew Park has a long history of caring neighbors who will put in great effort to support their park. These neighbors came to APF in 2006 and 2007 to help them re-vamp an aging play scape that was seeing increased use from the growing neighborhood. With help from the ACL Music Festival Grants program APF [...]

#ACLRocks Day 8 – Ramsey Park

2017-03-24T10:49:31+00:00 October 9th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Ramsey Park has served the central Austin community since the early 1940s. With a playground, baseball field, basketball court, tennis court and pool, Ramsey has attracted families and individuals for decades. Unfortunately, Ramsey Park had fallen into disrepair over the years. In 2013 the Rosedale Neighborhood Association laid out a master plan for Ramsey that [...]