APF News

People + Parks: On the Right Path

2018-03-01T10:33:26+00:00 February 27th, 2018|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with [...]

People + Parks: Miles and Miles of Generosity

2018-03-01T11:13:16+00:00 February 7th, 2018|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire When the Statesman Capitol 10,000 weaves through Austin for its 41st annual race on April 8th, race director Jeff Simecek will have “every job and no job.” He will be at the start and the finish, and of course communicating with his team throughout, but by the time the gun goes [...]

New in 2018

2018-01-29T15:14:51+00:00 January 11th, 2018|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Volunteer|

New Programs Coming to A Park Near You As we dive into 2018, APF is proud to announce new programming that will help us serve you and our parks in new and deeper ways. From our brand new Design Services program, brought to you by APF's own Landscape Architect - Katie Robillard, PLA, to [...]

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

2018-01-31T16:46:10+00:00 December 7th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. [...]

Highlights of 2017: Austin Parks Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of People + Parks

2017-12-07T16:13:31+00:00 December 6th, 2017|APF News, People + Parks|

This year Austin Parks Foundation (APF) turned 25, and it was our best year yet! From the year’s first completed grant to our end of year plans, 2017 was one for the books. But we’re not looking to stop now. Our history has shown continued hard work and persistence so that our parks get the attention [...]

Driving Force: Carvana Shares the Love with Austin Parks

2017-11-28T11:33:00+00:00 November 21st, 2017|APF News, Movies in the Park, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Meet the Carvana Team! Just over a year ago, Austin Parks Foundation hosted an energetic crew of volunteers at Zilker Park. Though the team was small, they were mighty, helping us repaint and revitalize a piece of one of Austin's most well-loved parks. Back then, Carvana was a small start-up office in Austin. The team lead - [...]