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Austin Parks Foundation Awards $200,000 in 2017 Fall Community Grants

2017-11-16T16:30:48+00:00 November 15th, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News|

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) 2017 Fall Community Grants We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program fall grantees! Our community grantees will receive almost $200,000 in collective funding to improve various Austin parks, trails, and green spaces. Recipient projects include an ADA accessible walk and bike trail, historic [...]

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

2017-05-19T11:07:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

In a press conference at City Hall this morning, operators of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, C3 Presents, gave Austin's parks $6.3 million for park improvements all over the city, and presented the economic impact study compiled by Austin-based firm Angelou Economics. Austin's Mayor Adler spoke to attendees about the importance of ACL Music Festival's gift and [...]

Project Playback: Park Adopters Save the Hill in Barton Hills Community Park

2017-06-27T10:44:31+00:00 August 19th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Project Playback|

The Barton Hills Community Park was created when the elementary school was built in 1964. Since then, the community has added perennial and vegetable gardens, planted trees, secured one of APF's ACL Music Festival Grants to install a playscape, and worked to install a tile mural. Though they have worked to make the park more beautiful [...]

Project Playback: Mayfield Preserves History

2017-03-21T12:54:07+00:00 June 29th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Project Playback|

Mayfield Park and Preserve is well-known for the flock of peacocks that call its lush gardens home. But this 23-acre gem also has deep roots in Austin’s history. The wooded-estate was given to the City of Austin in 1971 by Mary Mayfield Gutsch, whose father, Allison Mayfield, was a prominent Texas political figure in the [...]

Project Playback: Stillhouse Hollow Welcomes New Amenities

2017-06-27T10:49:32+00:00 June 20th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Project Playback|

Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve is located in the Northwest Hills neighborhood just south of Spicewood Springs Road, and is part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system. This 20-acre stretch of parkland features many native plant species, and provides habitat for several listed endangered animal species, as well as 89 recorded bird species, making it a [...]

People + Parks: The Long View

2017-03-21T13:02:51+00:00 June 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire   For the past 15 years, Jim Alsup has been a champion of Austin Parks Foundation. What has kept this longest serving board member involved? “Something new and interesting just kept coming up!” Alsup has seen plenty of new since he first volunteered with APF in 2001. At that time, the staff [...]

ACL Grants Program Adds Two New Grants for a total of $400,000 in 2016

2017-06-27T10:58:59+00:00 February 16th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Support Our Parks|

ACL Fest Grant Program has Invested $2.5 Million Into Austin’s Public Parks Since 2006; ACL Total Austin Parks Support $20 Million Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is proud to offer more funding to local park projects through its Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival Grants Program this year. The 2016 grant pool totals $400,000 (a $25,000 [...]

#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 [...]

#ACLRocks Day 9 – Bartholomew Park

2017-03-24T10:47:57+00:00 October 10th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Bartholomew Park has a long history of caring neighbors who will put in great effort to support their park. These neighbors came to APF in 2006 and 2007 to help them re-vamp an aging play scape that was seeing increased use from the growing neighborhood. With help from the ACL Music Festival Grants program APF [...]

#ACLRocks Day 8 – Ramsey Park

2017-03-24T10:49:31+00:00 October 9th, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Parks, Support Our Parks|

Ramsey Park has served the central Austin community since the early 1940s. With a playground, baseball field, basketball court, tennis court and pool, Ramsey has attracted families and individuals for decades. Unfortunately, Ramsey Park had fallen into disrepair over the years. In 2013 the Rosedale Neighborhood Association laid out a master plan for Ramsey that [...]