APF News

Project Playback: Park Adopters Save the Hill in Barton Hills Community Park

2017-06-27T10:44:31+00:00 August 19th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Project Playback|

The Barton Hills Community Park was created when the elementary school was built in 1964. Since then, the community has added perennial and vegetable gardens, planted trees, secured one of APF's ACL Music Festival Grants to install a playscape, and worked to install a tile mural. Though they have worked to make the park more beautiful [...]

Announcing Newest Community Grant Awardees

2017-03-21T12:51:43+00:00 July 6th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks|

Applications for $100,000 Impact Grant Now Being Accepted Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is proud to announce it will award approximately $87,000 in ACL Music Festival Community Grants to support three park improvement projects in Blunn Creek Nature Preserve, Dick Nichols District Park and Perry Park. “We are thrilled to be distributing funds to such worthy [...]

Project Playback: Mayfield Preserves History

2017-03-21T12:54:07+00:00 June 29th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Project Playback|

Mayfield Park and Preserve is well-known for the flock of peacocks that call its lush gardens home. But this 23-acre gem also has deep roots in Austin’s history. The wooded-estate was given to the City of Austin in 1971 by Mary Mayfield Gutsch, whose father, Allison Mayfield, was a prominent Texas political figure in the [...]

Republic Square Groundbreaking Celebration

2017-03-21T12:57:07+00:00 June 28th, 2016|APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Movies in the Park, Park Advocacy, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Start of Historic Park Revitalization; $5.8 Million Public-Private Investment to Restore 180 Year-Old Park AUSTIN, Texas (June 28, 2016) Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in collaboration with the Downtown Austin Alliance and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department hosted a groundbreaking celebration to recognize the donors who brought the $5.8 [...]

Project Playback: Stillhouse Hollow Welcomes New Amenities

2017-06-27T10:49:32+00:00 June 20th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Project Playback|

Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve is located in the Northwest Hills neighborhood just south of Spicewood Springs Road, and is part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system. This 20-acre stretch of parkland features many native plant species, and provides habitat for several listed endangered animal species, as well as 89 recorded bird species, making it a [...]

People + Parks: The Long View

2017-03-21T13:02:51+00:00 June 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire   For the past 15 years, Jim Alsup has been a champion of Austin Parks Foundation. What has kept this longest serving board member involved? “Something new and interesting just kept coming up!” Alsup has seen plenty of new since he first volunteered with APF in 2001. At that time, the staff [...]