Volunteer

Celebrate Earth Day with APF

2018-04-18T12:33:49+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but we are celebrating for the entire month of April with volunteer events and giveback days! Check out the following ways to help APF celebrate Earth Day. Volunteer Opportunities East Williamson Creek: Come out on April 20th from 10AM to 1PM to help maintain the developing trail. RSVP [...]

People + Parks: On the Right Path

2018-03-01T10:33:26+00:00 February 27th, 2018|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with [...]

People + Parks: Miles and Miles of Generosity

2018-03-01T11:13:16+00:00 February 7th, 2018|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 When the Statesman Capitol 10,000 weaves through Austin for its 41st annual race on April 8th, race director Jeff Simecek will have “every job and no job.” He will be at the start and the finish, and of course communicating with his team throughout, but by the time the gun goes [...]

New in 2018

2018-01-29T15:14:51+00:00 January 11th, 2018|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Volunteer|

New Programs Coming to A Park Near You As we dive into 2018, APF is proud to announce new programming that will help us serve you and our parks in new and deeper ways. From our brand new Design Services program, brought to you by APF's own Landscape Architect - Katie Robillard, PLA, to [...]

People + Parks: An Ace Adoption

2018-01-31T16:46:10+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. [...]

Driving Force: Carvana Shares the Love with Austin Parks

2017-11-28T11:33:00+00:00 November 21st, 2017|APF News, Movies in the Park, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Meet the Carvana Team! Just over a year ago, Austin Parks Foundation hosted an energetic crew of volunteers at Zilker Park. Though the team was small, they were mighty, helping us repaint and revitalize a piece of one of Austin's most well-loved parks. Back then, Carvana was a small start-up office in Austin. The team lead - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]