ACL Music Festival Grants

#ACLRocks Day 6 – Dottie Jordan Park

2017-06-27T11:13:50+00:00 October 7th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Named after an AISD orchestra teacher, Dottie Jordan Park, Pool and Recreation Center is just off 183 and Manor Rd. Interested in the park, Miss Jordan first spoke to City Council in 1972 when the park was threatened with a plan to build condominiums. The City of Austin purchased the 11.5 acres of parkland that [...]

#ACLRocks Day 5 – Franklin Park

2017-03-24T10:52:57+00:00 October 6th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Franklin Park, which is in the 78744 area, was in dire straits. The surrounding neighborhood was the site of the highest level of juvenile crime in the county, and Franklin Park was an unsuitable area for neighborhood youth and families to spend their time. The Adopt-A-Park Leaders for Franklin wanted to change that. “Our park [...]

#ACLRocks Day 4 – Davis White NE District Park

2017-03-24T10:53:57+00:00 October 5th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Support Our Parks|

Davis White Northeast District Park may seem a little far flung to Austinites that cluster around the river, but it’s a well-loved, 110 acres of parkland tucked in the southeast corner of 290 and 183. The LBJ Neighborhood Association had long-wanted a walking trail at their park, and thanks to the ACL Music Festival Grants [...]

#ACLRocks Day 3 – Onion Creek Greenbelt Park

2017-06-27T11:15:22+00:00 October 4th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Support Our Parks|

Many of us remember the Halloween floods of 2013. In the wake of the devastation, one neighborhood in particular rallied together to restore an important piece their lives – Onion Creek Greenbelt Park. Once again, our ACL Music Festival Grants program was able to step in and help a neighborhood in need. The onion creek [...]

#ACLRocks Day 2 – Walnut Creek Metro Park

2017-06-27T11:16:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

In our second installment of #ACLRocks we wanted to take you on a trip to Walnut Creek Metro Park. Situated near the intersection of N Lamar and Parmer, this beloved stretch of green space has been the site of many Austin Parks Foundation projects over the years, and thanks to ACL Music Festival we have [...]

Austin Parks Foundation Announces Grant Recipients: Spring 2015 ACL Music Festival Grants Empower Park Adopters

2017-06-27T11:18:58+00:00 June 30th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks|

Today, Austin Parks Foundation announced their 2015 ACL Music Festival Grant recipients. Park Adopter groups including Pease Park Conservancy, Friends of Murchison Pool, Austin YSML Sunshine Camps, North Austin Community Garden, Battle Bend Park, and Dove Springs District Park were awarded grants totaling $150,000. Austin Parks Foundation provides these grants as direct financial support to [...]

Upcoming Grants Workshops

2017-06-27T11:25:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Education|

Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we'll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation [...]

Just Announced: 2014 Fall Grant Recipients

2017-06-27T11:30:53+00:00 December 16th, 2014|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival|

Today we are excited to announce we have designated more than $140,000 in grant funding as part of our annual fall cycle improving seven local parks as part of our Parks Grants Program. The fall 2014 Park Grants Program recipients include: The Windsor Park Neighborhood Association, who will use their $12,500 grant to install three [...]

Great Grants! Rosewood Park

2017-03-28T11:41:08+00:00 December 10th, 2012|ACL Music Festival Grants, Parks|

The SHADE Project is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of skin cancer through education, outreach and building shade structures where children play. The group completed its first shade structure at Rosewood Park this year and has plans to complete more in the future. Kids who play at the Rosewood splash pad will [...]