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See Park Dreams Become Reality

2018-03-11T23:59:42+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Design Services is the newest step toward improving Austin's green space According to Trust for Public Land's Parkscore, Austin ranks only 46th out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. for how we take care of our parks. There are many ways to improve our parks, whether it's adding benches or building a playscape. [...]

People + Parks: Miles and Miles of Generosity

2018-03-01T11:13:16+00:00 February 7th, 2018|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire When the Statesman Capitol 10,000 weaves through Austin for its 41st annual race on April 8th, race director Jeff Simecek will have “every job and no job.” He will be at the start and the finish, and of course communicating with his team throughout, but by the time the gun goes [...]

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

2018-01-31T16:46:10+00:00 December 7th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Big changes are happening to a small park in southeast Austin, thanks to a handful of persistent community members. Houston School Park, which is adjacent to Josephine Houston Elementary, was recently awarded a $100,000 APF Impact Grant to build a multi-purpose pavilion that will serve both the school and its surrounding neighborhood. [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Longview

2017-09-22T12:11:59+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Longview Neighborhood Park, located in Southwest Austin, needs an adopter group Located in south Austin, Longview Neighborhood Park boasts many features that make it loved by the community. With about 20 acres of land, Longview has a little bit of everything for everyone. First of all, the park provides a nature area with scenic trails for the [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Mabel Davis

2017-09-20T16:59:05+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Mabel Davis District Park, located in South Austin, has all of the best park features from skatepark to softball field Many amenities make Mabel Davis a unique park. Having once sat on a landfill between 1944-1955, Mabel Davis now features Austin's first public skatepark. Skating not your thing? Well you can also try fishing in [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Dittmar District Park

2017-09-21T14:39:10+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Dittmar District Park: Everything for Everyone Dittmar District Park is a South Austin park with many amenities. Despite being so close to larger parks such as Mary Moore Searight and Onion Creek, Dittmar stands out. The recreation center at Dittmar offers many class options for children and adults. Along with these classes, the park also [...]

Adopt-A-Park Featured Park: Lott Pocket Park

2017-09-21T15:19:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Adopt A Park, Parks|

Lott Pocket Park: Park Size Does Not Matter Located on a block of land between Catalpa, Curve, Olive, and Branch streets, Lott Pocket Park shows that park size does not matter. While Lott Pocket Park may be small, it is mighty with amenities that make it a popular spot in the community. One of the main [...]

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 [...]

APF Awards First-Ever $100,000 Impact Grant to St. John Park

2017-03-21T11:41:04+00:00 March 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Parks|

First Ever ACL Music Festival Impact Grant and Largest Amount Donated by APF Will Re-Develop East Side Park AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2017) - Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce that their inaugural ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 has been awarded to the St. John Neighborhood Association. These funds will be [...]