Parks

People + Parks: All About Love

2017-08-25T15:31:37+00:00 March 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks|

By Michael Barnes - this story originally ran in the Austin-American Statesman For the most part, Thelma Williams — also known as “Grandma Wisdom” — has lived in the St. John neighborhood since early childhood. She remembers when the land — a slice of which recently benefited from an Austin Parks Foundation grant — belonged [...]

APF Awards First-Ever $100,000 Impact Grant to St. John Park

2017-03-21T11:41:04+00:00 March 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Parks|

First Ever ACL Music Festival Impact Grant and Largest Amount Donated by APF Will Re-Develop East Side Park AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2017) - Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce that their inaugural ACL Music Festival Impact Grant of $100,000 has been awarded to the St. John Neighborhood Association. These funds will be [...]

Project Playback: First Completed Grant Project of 2017!

2017-05-16T11:59:35+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, Parks, Project Playback|

The first completed project of our ACL Music Festival Grants Program for 2017 is a brand new shade structure at Dick Nichols District Park! In April of 2016, Friends of Dick Nichols applied for and was awarded, a Community Grant of $50,000 in order to build the structure over the main play area at this highly-trafficked park. [...]

People + Parks: Building Community and Cheer

2017-06-22T13:18:30+00:00 December 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Some might consider Patterson Park the untamed cousin to nearby, master-planned Mueller Park, but fans of the lush green space off Airport Blvd. wouldn’t have it any other way. Since 2002, the Friends of Patterson Park organization, currently chaired by Jennifer Potter-Miller, has been working hard to make thoughtful improvements to the [...]

Together – We Can Build A Better Austin

2017-06-22T13:21:11+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Adopt A Park, APF News, City Budget, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

A Letter From Austin Parks Foundation's CEO, Colin Wallis Originally Published in the Austin American Statesman As the National Parks Service (NPS) winds down its centennial celebration, closer to home, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is gearing up for our 25th anniversary of providing critical funding and support to our local parks. APF was founded in [...]

#OptOutside & Win!

2017-06-26T14:05:28+00:00 November 10th, 2016|APF News, Parks, Support Our Parks|

You may remember REI did something a little different on Black Friday last year—they closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people did just that - including us! It really caught the attention of our community, and we saw hundreds of you posting your park adventures [...]

First-Ever Fall It’s My Park Day By The Numbers

2017-06-26T14:06:50+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Parks|

Our First-ever Fall It’s My Park Day was a huge success thanks to our project leaders, volunteers, partners and sponsors. From clean-ups to trail repairs, habitat restoration to painting, we are so grateful to be part of such a hard-working community! We're proud to work with the best volunteers around, and are grateful to all of [...]

We’re Thankful For…

2017-06-26T14:08:35+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Since it's now officially November, we wanted to get a head start on the season of gratefulness. Over the past year, we have accomplished so much because of the generous support of our community, partners, donors and volunteers. From breaking ground on the renovations at Austin's first park space - Republic Square - to adding a Fall iteration [...]

People + Parks: Longtime Allies & Long Term Impacts

2017-03-21T12:24:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In the eight years that Wheatsville Food Co-op has supported Austin Parks Foundation, they have donated well over $50,000—enough money to buy a small army of organic zucchini. Since 2009, the local grocery store has been a major sponsor of APF’s It’s My Park Day. Wheatsville calls the relationship a natural pairing [...]