APF News

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. [...]

Park Pollinators: Meet Bill Stout

2017-09-06T17:12:33+00:00 August 31st, 2017|APF News, Park Pollinators|

Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we're proud of the team we've put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin's parks, trails and green spaces great for [...]

Park Pollinators: Meet John Rooney

2017-08-01T15:51:05+00:00 August 1st, 2017|APF News, Park Pollinators|

Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we're proud of the team we've put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin's parks, trails and green spaces great for [...]

Spring Community Grant Recipients Announced

2017-08-02T16:46:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News|

AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER $240,000 IN 2017 SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects AUSTIN, TX (July 13) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program spring grantees that will receive over $240,000 [...]

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 [...]

June 19-25th Marks 10th Pollinator Week

2017-06-22T12:05:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|APF News|

U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of the Interior designate June 19-25, 2017 as Pollinator Week Just a decade ago, the U.S. Senate declared that a week in June would be Pollinator Week. This year, it falls on the week of June 19-25. Pollinator Week is dedicated to advocating the importance of pollinators and [...]

APF Celebrates 25 Years of People + Parks

2017-06-01T15:50:10+00:00 June 1st, 2017|APF News, Support Our Parks|

Blues on the Green, Salt Lick BBQ and Chipotle help APF celebrate our 25th anniversary When Austin Parks Foundation began in 1992, we were a small group of committed park stewards - just 12 volunteer board members. Now celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we still dedicate ourselves to maintaining and improving the 300+ green spaces in [...]