Parks

People + Parks: Advocacy in Action

2017-07-05T14:04:09+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Adopt A Park, APF News, City Budget, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, a team of stewards is working to preserve their park and to inspire others to follow suit in their own neighborhoods. Three leaders of Friends of Shipe Park—Jill Nokes, Alison Young and Mark Fishman—have worked with Austin Parks Foundation and countless volunteers to [...]

Project Playback: Projects at Patterson Park

2017-06-19T10:03:35+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Parks, Project Playback|

Patterson Park has finished multiple projects totaling over $40,000 in improvements Multiple grants have been awarded to projects at Patterson Park over the last few years, totaling $41,997. These projects include a community garden, art installation, amenities for the pavilion and new benches and tables for the pool. Back in 2012, a community garden was [...]

People + Parks: Champion Collaborator

2017-06-09T14:04:15+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Parks, People + Parks, Special Projects|

By Elizabeth McGuireIn an industry whose mission is to bring beauty and nature into communities, landscape company Clean Scapes stands out, and is leaving its green thumbprint on parks all over Austin.This award-winning company has become a devoted collaborator and supporter of Austin Parks Foundation. Clean Scapes is one of APF’s highest corporate sponsors, and [...]

Seaholm Waterfront Funding by APF and The Trail Foundation

2017-06-01T16:20:43+00:00 May 16th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Special Projects|

Internationally recognized architecture and urbanism firm Studio Gang selected to lead study on Seaholm Waterfront Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the funding of a collaborative planning study for the future of Seaholm Waterfront, the historic Seaholm Intake structure and its [...]

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

2017-05-19T11:07:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

In a press conference at City Hall this morning, operators of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, C3 Presents, gave Austin's parks $6.3 million for park improvements all over the city, and presented the economic impact study compiled by Austin-based firm Angelou Economics. Austin's Mayor Adler spoke to attendees about the importance of ACL Music Festival's gift and [...]

People + Parks: Outside Om

2017-04-28T18:44:35+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Children's Programming, Fitness in the Park, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer, Yoga|

By Elizabeth McGuire “If everybody grew up with a meditation mindset and the ability to use it to reduce stress, the world would be a much better place.” That conviction anchors and motivates An Dang, co-owner of The Little Yoga House and supporter of Austin Parks Foundation’s Fitness in the Park program. For the last [...]

APF in the News: Addressing the $700M maintenance gap

2017-03-30T16:17:26+00:00 March 30th, 2017|APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Austin Parks Amass $700M in Deferred Maintenance See the original story and video at Spectrum News AUSTIN, Texas--Park managers say they have $700 million worth of deferred maintenance, and some park advocates say that's a fraction of the city's needs. "When you look at all the rec centers, the parks, the aging infrastructure and the [...]