Special Projects

Barton Creek Greenbelt

2017-11-03T11:27:18+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Special Projects|

Care for Barton Creek Greenbelt The Barton Creek Greenbelt is undoubtedly one of Austin’s most cherished trails. From Campbell’s Hole to Gus Fruh, from Twin Falls to the Hill of Life, some of our city’s most beautiful places can be found along this well-worn trail. However, as Austin continues to grow, activity and [...]

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Austin Parks Foundation Again Named Dell Technologies Match Play Charity

2017-09-29T15:35:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|APF News, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

APF is Proud to Again Be A Beneficiary of This Amazing Event! Austin Parks Foundation is honored to be one of the local charity beneficiaries for the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play (DTMP). The tournament brings 64 top-ranked, professional golfers from around the world, right here to Austin and has generated more than $2 [...]

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 [...]

Republic Square Groundbreaking Celebration

2017-03-21T12:57:07+00:00 June 28th, 2016|APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Movies in the Park, Park Advocacy, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Start of Historic Park Revitalization; $5.8 Million Public-Private Investment to Restore 180 Year-Old Park AUSTIN, Texas (June 28, 2016) Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in collaboration with the Downtown Austin Alliance and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department hosted a groundbreaking celebration to recognize the donors who brought the $5.8 [...]

Republic Square Park Project Receives $50K Grant Award

2017-03-21T13:09:28+00:00 April 6th, 2016|APF News, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

APF is proud to announce that we have received a $50,000 grant from the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund at Austin Community Foundation for our Republic Square Park Capital Project. Located at the intersection of Guadalupe and Fourth streets, adjacent to the Federal Courthouse, Republic Square is one of three remaining downtown historic squares. The park’s redevelopment is a [...]

APF Receives $700,000 for New Colony Park

2017-09-19T17:18:54+00:00 January 20th, 2016|APF News, Parks, Special Projects|

Austin Parks Foundation is excited to announce we are the recipient of a $700,000 Healthy Living grant from St. David’s Foundation to begin Phase 1 of the new Colony District Park. We are incredibly grateful to continue the partnership we began with St. David’s Foundation during the Dove Springs District Park project in 2014, and look forward to building a [...]

Planting the Future

2017-03-24T10:45:40+00:00 November 5th, 2015|APF News, Education, Special Projects|

Tree planting season in Austin runs from mid-October through early-March, depending on the temperatures of the Fall and Winter. That means tree planting projects with APF generally fall between our city-wide volunteer days, and we rely heavily on individual volunteer work days to help us accomplish the planting goals of our Future Forest Project. The [...]

#ACLRocks Day 10 – The Finale – Dove Springs District Park

2017-06-27T11:07:33+00:00 October 11th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Parks, Special Projects, Support Our Parks|

Not so long ago, Dove Springs District Park was viewed as unsafe, and parents drove across the city to give their children a safe, clean, outdoor play area. Less than a quarter mile from Dove Springs Park, Mendez Middle School ranked number 1 in juvenile obesity out of all Austin Independent School District schools, and [...]