Parks

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

2017-12-07T16:15:39+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. [...]

#OptOutside & Win!

2017-11-13T16:49:52+00:00 November 12th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

#OptOutside this Holiday Season and Win! You may remember REI has done things a little different on Black Friday —they have closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people have done just that - including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we [...]

People + Parks: Planting Seeds

2017-11-16T16:25:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Meet Katie Falgoust Like many people, Katie Falgoust spends 40 hours a week working in front of a computer. Unlike many people, when Katie’s not working she is often thinking about vegetables. Or compost. Or mulch. Or water. Katie is an avid gardener and member of the Festival Beach Community Garden. She [...]

The Perks of Being a Volunteer

2017-11-01T14:47:36+00:00 November 1st, 2017|It's My Park! Day, Parks, Volunteer|

It's My Park Day Volunteers Get Back When They Give Back This Saturday, November 4, 2017, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) will host our second Fall It’s My Park Day. It’s My Park Day is APF’s largest city-wide volunteer event where thousands of volunteers come together to work on various improvement projects in parks and greenbelts [...]

People + Parks: The Difference Maker

2017-10-30T17:01:08+00:00 October 11th, 2017|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM [...]

Congrats to Houston School Park!

2017-11-01T16:00:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Our second ACL Music Festival Impact Grant totaling $100,000 has been awarded to Houston School Park in Southeast Austin! The funds are earmarked for development of a pavilion at the park to create a space for outdoor education opportunities and community activities. "We had an extremely competitive grants pool this year, filled with amazing community-initiated [...]

Party for the Parks Auction Preview

2017-10-03T17:31:05+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Parks|

  We can't wait to celebrate our 25th anniversary and raise some-much needed funds for the places that make Austin, Austin - our parks tomorrow night! In order to give you just a taste of what's on offer at tomorrow's event take a peek at our Live Auction packages below, and don't forget to stop by [...]

City Budget Additions Bring Much-Needed Improvements to Parks

2017-10-03T16:40:09+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|APF News, City Budget, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Advocacy Update From Ladye Anne Wofford, CMO Earlier this month, Austin City Council approved a $3.9 billion budget for the City of Austin for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Most of the debate at city hall centered around how to best allocate $5 million that was identified to support a number of city council priorities. While [...]