ACL Music Festival Grants

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Supporting Monarch Populations on Public Lands

2017-06-27T10:54:41+00:00 April 26th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Education, It's My Park! Day, National Public Lands Day, National Trails Day, Volunteer|

As part of our first-ever Neighborhood Grant award announcements, we told you a little about one of the very special projects we are funding here in Austin - the Wildflower Seeding Initiative. The focus of the project is to plant wildflowers in parks and on public lands, both to increase the native plant population, and to [...]

ACL Grants Program Adds Two New Grants for a total of $400,000 in 2016

2017-06-27T10:58:59+00:00 February 16th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Support Our Parks|

ACL Fest Grant Program has Invested $2.5 Million Into Austin’s Public Parks Since 2006; ACL Total Austin Parks Support $20 Million Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is proud to offer more funding to local park projects through its Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival Grants Program this year. The 2016 grant pool totals $400,000 (a $25,000 [...]

Announcing Fall 2015 Grant Recipients: ACL Music Festival Grants Bring Revitalization to Austin Parks

2017-06-27T11:06:25+00:00 December 4th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks|

Today, Austin Parks Foundation announced their Fall 2015 ACL Music Festival Grant recipients. Park Adopter groups including Friends of Alderbrook Park, West Point Society/Friends of Covert Park, Friends of Barton Hills Community Park, Milwood Neighborhood Association & Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association (for Balcones District Park), Save Barton Creek Association (for Goat Cave Karst Preserve), Gracywoods [...]

#ACLRocks Day 10 – The Finale – Dove Springs District Park

2017-06-27T11:07:33+00:00 October 11th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Not so long ago, Dove Springs District Park was viewed as unsafe, and parents drove across the city to give their children a safe, clean, outdoor play area. Less than a quarter mile from Dove Springs Park, Mendez Middle School ranked number 1 in juvenile obesity out of all Austin Independent School District schools, and [...]