APF News

Save the Date & Amplify APF

2017-03-21T11:45:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|APF News, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Save-the-Date! On March 2nd and 3rd from 6pm to 6pm, APF is participating in Amplify Austin – our city’s 24-hour online giving campaign, which raises millions of dollars for hundreds of local nonprofits. This 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to come together and support our parks! Will you help [...]

Together – We Can Build A Better Austin

2017-06-22T13:21:11+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Adopt A Park, APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

A Letter From Austin Parks Foundation's CEO, Colin Wallis Originally Published in the Austin American Statesman As the National Parks Service (NPS) winds down its centennial celebration, closer to home, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is gearing up for our 25th anniversary of providing critical funding and support to our local parks. APF was founded in [...]

A Season of Giving and Thanks

2017-06-22T13:23:16+00:00 November 28th, 2016|APF News, Support Our Parks|

Green isn't just the color of trees, grass and APF's mascot the hummingbird. It's also the color of our newest giving level! We're proud to announce that on Giving Tuesday (that's tomorrow!) we're launching evergreen donations - a sustaining gift level that will allow us to bring playscapes, community gardens, free fitness classes and more [...]

Odom School Park to receive portion of $200,000 in ACL Music Festival Grant Funding on Fall It’s My Park Day

2017-05-04T13:37:26+00:00 October 31st, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Parks|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin Parks Foundation (APF) hosts first fall It’s My Park Day; volunteer projects include mulching, creek cleaning, tree pruning, trash pick-up, planting and gardening, and trail cleanup Additionally, thanks to funds received from Austin City Limits Music Festival, APF will donate nearly $200,000 to help fund grants through unique event partnership Grants [...]

People + Parks: Time Well Spent

2017-06-26T14:10:02+00:00 October 5th, 2016|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Michael Valescu may have all the time in the world, but you won’t catch him wasting it. The retired engineer was recently named Austin Parks Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts to improve green space around Austin. In 2015 he volunteered an estimated 1,200 hours to the organization. A native [...]