Welcome to our new blog series, “Great Grants!” Every year, the Austin Parks Foundation gives grants of financial support to park-adopter groups in Austin with great park-improvement projects. You can read more about our Park Grants Program here. The Great Hills Park Volunteer Committee spearheaded a wonderful renovation project in Great Hills Park this year. [...]
On my way to and from various meetings today, I saw several projects in parks and wanted to share a few photos of them. First, the Festival Beach Gardens, which we helped fund through a parks grant, working with the Sustainable Food Center, the Parks department and neighborhood / community gardening groups. What was just [...]
Completed Project Thanks to Matt Coldwell for these before and after pictures showing a revitalized "green wall" garden area at Nicholas Dawson Park in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood. Funding was provided by the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association and an Austin Parks Foundation grant.
Before Sod Congrats to the Saturday volunteers working out at Wooten (School) Playground laying down grass sod over the new berm that will help a portion of the trail and playground drain a bit better. The Austin Parks Foundation helped partially fund the 1st phase of the trail and playground in 2009. [...]
Thanks to volunteers leadership of John Faulk, Zilker Theatre Productions, The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept and funding from a number of donors, including, yes, the Austin Parks Foundation's park grants program. the Hillside Theatre is going to be a lot more friendly with better accessible sidewalks and seating areas in front of [...]
Forestry Mower in Action A new loop trail (with off-leash priviledges) on the north side of Mary Moore Searight Park is going in. The first step is to clear a path through tons of cedar (Ashe Juniper) trees Through an Austin Parks Foundation grant, the friends of Mary Moore Searight Off-Leash area, [...]
With a grant from the Austin Parks Foundation and a lot of fundraising by the Hill Country Inline Club, there is now a great new shelter at the entrance to the Veloway with benches where folks can put on their skates, take a break between cycling and skating activities. These photos are from Hill Country [...]
The Veloway [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YCfnuGqs5w] We just got a new video camera, and I tested it out at the Veloway. Forgive the rough cuts - it's my first time w/the editing software, too.
A small shelter with a concrete floor, metal roof and benches is now under construction at the Veloway entrance. Funded by funds raised by the Hill Country Inline Club and a grant from the Austin Parks Foundation, this will be a great addition for gearing up for a roll on the Veloway or taking a [...]
The Trail Foundation's Between the Bridges Project, on the edge of Butler Park just east of Lamar Blvd and the Pfulger Bridge, is nearing completion. I was in the area the other day and took this fuzzy photo with my phone. It's looking great with some really nice stone walls, improved drainage, newly planted trees, [...]