APF News

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 [...]

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 [...]