APF News

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

2018-01-08T10:58:37+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 [...]

Project Playback: Art Installations at Perry Park

2018-01-31T16:03:15+00:00 May 19th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Project Playback|

Austin Parks Foundation helps fund the installation of art at Perry Park, with the help of partners The Contemporary Austin and Austin Parks and Recreation. With the help of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Perry Park were able to add two more art installations to the park. The pieces, Alas #IV by Betty [...]

APF Partners with Zilker Brewing Company

2017-05-17T12:05:04+00:00 May 17th, 2017|APF News|

Austin Parks Foundation Partners with Zilker Brewing Company for Limited-Edition “Parks & Rec” Beer in Commemoration of Zilker Park’s Centennial Anniversary Beer Release to Kick Off with Happy Hour at YETI Barrr on May 25 Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce a collaboration with Zilker Brewing Company (ZBC) to create a special limited-edition [...]

Seaholm Waterfront Funding by APF and The Trail Foundation

2017-06-01T16:20:43+00:00 May 16th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Special Projects|

Internationally recognized architecture and urbanism firm Studio Gang selected to lead study on Seaholm Waterfront Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the funding of a collaborative planning study for the future of Seaholm Waterfront, the historic Seaholm Intake structure and its [...]

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

2017-05-19T11:07:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

In a press conference at City Hall this morning, operators of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, C3 Presents, gave Austin's parks $6.3 million for park improvements all over the city, and presented the economic impact study compiled by Austin-based firm Angelou Economics. Austin's Mayor Adler spoke to attendees about the importance of ACL Music Festival's gift and [...]