Amplify Austin’s Green Space: District 10

2018-02-15T10:31:33+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Parks, Support Our Parks|

Austin Parks Foundation amplifies D10 This year for Amplify Austin, our city’s 24-hour giving frenzy, we’re highlighting the breadth of our work. We’ll share stories of projects from each district throughout the month of February so you can see how we’re Amplifying a green space near you! Today, we’re showing off how your gifts Amplify [...]

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 [...]

Exploring Mayfield Preserve

2017-04-05T23:52:45+00:00 February 3rd, 2008|Parks|

Mayfield Park and Preserve is one of those (out of 206) parks I've meaning to explore. I've been to events at Mayfield Cottage, but not explored the surrounding preserve. Mayfield is one of the eastern and central preserves are managed by Rene Barrera in the Parks department, a one-man army (if there ever was a [...]