Having a good holiday season? Super. Not getting as much exercise as you’d like? Feeling a little sedentary? Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt is a beautiful place to get out, take a hike, do a little park maintenance and improve one’s outlook. You are, of course, welcome to do these things on your own. Additionally, Sunday and [...]
We have been seeing 5-7 park volunteer projects each Saturday in October and November and the next two weekends - Sat, Nov 13 and Sat, Nov 20 are no exception. Give thanks to our amazing parks system by volunteering at one of the many projects on either (or both!) Saturdays: A complete list of projects [...]
We're sad to hear of the passing of Wayne Gronquist, lawyer, environmentalist, naturalist, neighborhood preservationist, and lover of all things on and in the water. Definitely one of the good guys....
There were quite a few volunteer workdays this past Sat, Nov 6th. Among them were: Planting of 115 trees at Brentwood Park (Thanks to Rick for the photos) Trail work and invasive species removal at Barton Creek Greenbelt Planting and invasive removal at Blunn Creek Preserve Invasive removal at Mayfield Park and Preserve Trail repair [...]
Happy Election Day everyone! We have lots of stuff to share with recent and forthcoming workdays on Barton Creek Greenbelt, a trip to San Antonio and some of their cool parks and plazas over the weekend and a lot more, but we'll hold off until after Election Day is over. Don't forget to vote! If [...]
Thanks to Cherie Simpson for these photos and leading this workday at Bartholomew Park, as well as volunteers from College Forward (great Americorps program!) for painting and planting. Another workday is scheduled for this Sat (10/30) as well.
Over 70 volunteers from Pearson and Dell joined Kyle and Charlie from the Austin Parks Foundation, along with Parks staff John and Matt (wielding chainsaws and cutting up lots of big stuff) out at Zilker Access on Barton Creek Greenbelt on Friday to build better more compact windrows as well as haul out big logs [...]
From our friends at the Get Austin Moving (Proposition 1) Bond Election Campaign (The Austin Parks Foundation is one of many supporters of Proposition 1) Get Austin Moving is a group of citizens working to pass this important bond package. We are very excited to have an opportunity to approve $90 million in bonds for transportation projects that will [...]
Charlie is attending the International Downtown Conference in Ft. Worth Sat-Mon with our friends from the Downtown Austin Alliance (presenting a session on Republic Square on Monday morning) and managed to get out a see a portion of the 60 plus miles of the Trinity Trails network yesterday and is hoping to slip out again [...]
2010 marks the fifth year that the Austin Parks Foundation has benefited from ticket sales to the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Since 2006, we have received $2.34 M targeted towards park improvement projects. Among the projects completed or underway are: $400,000 for improvements to Republic Square, including tree care and planting, berm removal, irrigation and grass [...]