Project Playback

Project Playback: Native Plants Reintroduced to Barton Springs Pool

2018-03-22T16:53:04+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Parks, Project Playback, Support Our Parks|

Aquatic native plant life helps improve Barton Spring's ecosystem March 22nd marks World Water Day, so we are highlighting projects at Barton Springs Pool, one of our city's favortie swimming holes! The most recent project at this beloved aquatic gem was partially funded by our grants program. Grant Funding in 2016 A 2016 community grant [...]

Project Playback: Prairie Restoration at Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park

2018-01-31T15:50:23+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Parks, Project Playback|

Commons Ford Metro Ranch Park has been restored to a beautiful prairie, with native grasses and wildflowers After receiving a $17,000 grant from Austin Parks Foundation, the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization has completed the final stages of the native prairie restoration. This community grant helped to buy more seed mix and maintain the land. [...]

Project Playback: ACL Grant Helps Austin Wildflower Meadows

2018-01-31T15:52:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Parks, Project Playback|

Wildflower meadows help Austin to decrease its carbon footprint, while also creating beautiful open spaces Neighborhood grants in both 2016 and 2017 were awarded to the Wildflower Meadow Group, dedicated to increasing the amount of wildflower land in Austin. In total, $9,950 has been awarded over the two years. From the 2016 grant alone, 4 [...]

Project Playback: UT Football Helps Park Destroyed in Fire

2018-02-26T14:05:23+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Project Playback|

UPDATE: Amplify Austin, a 24 hour period of giving, is from March 1st to 2nd this year. Austin Parks Foundation uses donations from Amplify Austin to help support park improvement projects, like the one at Oak Springs School Park. Check out our page, and read more about park projects in other districts. _________________________________________________________________________________ Park destroyed [...]

Project Playback: Norwood House

2018-01-31T15:55:49+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Project Playback|

Norwood House restores Heritage Trees with APF Grant In December of 2016, Norwood Park Foundation received a grant from Austin Parks Foundation to aid in the restoration project on Norwood House. This historic Austin home has been around for almost 100 years, but for many of those it sat unused. Because of this, the structure [...]

Project Playback: Goat Cave Karst Preserve

2018-01-31T15:56:51+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Project Playback|

Grant applied toward new kiosk, benches and educational signage at Goat Cave Karst Preserve  Goat Cave Karst Preserve, a 9 acre preserve in Southwest Austin, may look like just another backyard greenbelt, but it is actually home to an intricate cave system. Save Barton Creek Association applied and was awarded a community grant from our ACL [...]

Project Playback: Projects at Patterson Park

2018-01-31T15:57:51+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 [...]

Project Playback: Art Installations at Perry Park

2018-01-31T16:03:15+00:00 May 19th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Project Playback|

Austin Parks Foundation helps fund the installation of art at Perry Park, with the help of partners The Contemporary Austin and Austin Parks and Recreation. With the help of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Perry Park were able to add two more art installations to the park. The pieces, Alas #IV by Betty [...]

Project Playback: First Completed Grant Project of 2017!

2018-01-31T16:04:51+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. [...]