APF News

Austin Parks Foundation Awards $200,000 in 2017 Fall Community Grants

2017-11-16T16:30:48+00:00 November 15th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News|

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) 2017 Fall Community Grants We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program fall grantees! Our community grantees will receive almost $200,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Recipient projects include an ADA accessible walk and bike trail, historic [...]

#OptOutside & Win!

2017-11-13T16:49:52+00:00 November 12th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

#OptOutside this Holiday Season and Win! You may remember REI has done things a little different on Black Friday —they have closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people have done just that - including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Congrats to Houston School Park!

2017-11-01T16:00:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Our second ACL Music Festival Impact Grant totaling $100,000 has been awarded to Houston School Park in Southeast Austin! The funds are earmarked for development of a pavilion at the park to create a space for outdoor education opportunities and community activities. "We had an extremely competitive grants pool this year, filled with amazing community-initiated [...]

City Budget Additions Bring Much-Needed Improvements to Parks

2017-10-03T16:40:09+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|APF News, City Budget, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Advocacy Update From Ladye Anne Wofford, CMO Earlier this month, Austin City Council approved a $3.9 billion budget for the City of Austin for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Most of the debate at city hall centered around how to best allocate $5 million that was identified to support a number of city council priorities. While [...]

Austin Parks Foundation Again Named Dell Technologies Match Play Charity

2017-09-29T15:35:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

APF is Proud to Again Be A Beneficiary of This Amazing Event! Austin Parks Foundation is honored to be one of the local charity beneficiaries for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (DTMP). The tournament brings 64 top-ranked, professional golfers from around the world, right here to Austin and has generated more than $2 [...]

APF Named Beneficiary of the Cap10K in 2018

2017-09-21T16:30:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

2018 Statesman Capitol 10K to feature Leo Manzano, Austin Parks Foundation and finishers’ medals Austin, TX (Sept. 14, 2017) The Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has announced that race ambassador Leo Manzano and Austin Parks Foundation, beneficiary of the Cap10K, will return for the 41st race on April 8, 2018. [...]