It’s My Park! Day

People + Parks: Planting Seeds

2017-11-16T16:25:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Meet Katie Falgoust Like many people, Katie Falgoust spends 40 hours a week working in front of a computer. Unlike many people, when Katie’s not working she is often thinking about vegetables. Or compost. Or mulch. Or water. Katie is an avid gardener and member of the Festival Beach Community Garden. She [...]

The Perks of Being a Volunteer

2017-11-01T14:47:36+00:00 November 1st, 2017|It's My Park! Day, Parks, Volunteer|

It's My Park Day Volunteers Get Back When They Give Back This Saturday, November 4, 2017, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) will host our second Fall It’s My Park Day. It’s My Park Day is APF’s largest city-wide volunteer event where thousands of volunteers come together to work on various improvement projects in parks and greenbelts [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

People + Parks: Building Community and Cheer

2017-06-22T13:18:30+00:00 December 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Some might consider Patterson Park the untamed cousin to nearby, master-planned Mueller Park, but fans of the lush green space off Airport Blvd. wouldn’t have it any other way. Since 2002, the Friends of Patterson Park organization, currently chaired by Jennifer Potter-Miller, has been working hard to make thoughtful improvements to the [...]

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 [...]

People + Parks: Longtime Allies & Long Term Impacts

2017-03-21T12:24:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In the eight years that Wheatsville Food Co-op has supported Austin Parks Foundation, they have donated well over $50,000—enough money to buy a small army of organic zucchini. Since 2009, the local grocery store has been a major sponsor of APF’s It’s My Park Day. Wheatsville calls the relationship a natural pairing [...]