Park Advocacy

Closing the Funding GAP

2017-03-28T11:24:55+00:00 May 26th, 2014|APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Support Our Parks|

Great Austin Parks is a coalition of environmental groups that advocates for increases to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) budget. Coalition members include: Austin Parks Foundation, The Trail Foundation, Keep Austin Beautiful, TreeFolks, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Pease Park Conservancy, and Austin Metro Trails & Greenways. PARD has been a favorite target for budget cuts [...]

Advocate for Completing the Lady Bird Lake Trail!

2017-04-04T20:55:41+00:00 July 7th, 2010|Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks|

There is some good news for Trail (@ Lady Bird Lake) users: Completing the Trail with the Riverside Boardwalk is now on the project list for the planned November 2010 bond election.   Please email the Task Force members now at and let them know: It is time to Complete the Trail. The transportation bond package [...]

South Walnut Creek Trail – Public Input Meetings

2017-04-05T12:09:44+00:00 October 20th, 2009|APF News, Park Advocacy, Parks|

Two public meetings for the South Walnut Creek Trail, currently under design. So. Walnut Creek Trail - Public Input Meeting: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6:30 PM Please join City Staff and Trail Consultants for a very important meeting regarding the development of the South Walnut Creek Trail. Tue, Oct 27 at Eastside Memorial High School [...]

At Long Last – Next Phase of Guerrero-Colorado River Park

2017-04-05T13:40:33+00:00 July 23rd, 2009|Park Advocacy, Parks, Special Projects|

Just posted on the City of Austin website (7/23/09): The City Council authorized execution of a construction contract for improvements to Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Bend Park. This project is part of the 1998 Bond referendum and will include two multi-use sports fields, open areas, parking, driveways, lighting, a group picnic plaza and pavilion, [...]

6/25: Great Public Spaces Summit

2017-04-05T19:47:33+00:00 June 17th, 2009|Park Advocacy|

A CNU Central Texas Action Forum in partnership with American Planning Association Central Texas Section Thursday, June 25 | 9 am to 5 pm | Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, June 21 Entire forum + lunch: $40 • Lunchtime session (includes lunch) only: $20 Vegetarian option available. Visit to register. Email [...]

Barton Springs Trees – The Next Steps

2017-04-05T19:50:54+00:00 June 16th, 2009|City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

As you have probably read, the city is planning on only cutting down three trees out of the original 28 planned, with 2 more that need further investigation.  The remaining number will be pruned, soil treated and other improvements, including removal of planters, retaining walls, fencing off some of the treated trees to keep the [...]

Boardwalk Trail Plan Passes

2017-04-05T20:29:13+00:00 March 7th, 2009|Park Advocacy, Parks|

On Thursday, March 5th, the Austin City Council voted 7-0 to approve the conceptual plan of the Boardwalk Trail, a project to fill a 1.3 mile gap in the Trail around Lady Bird Lake.  This moves the project on to the detailed design phase.  The city and its consultants will continue to work with the [...]