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Project Playback: ACL Grant Helps Austin Wildflower Meadows

2017-08-22T17:17:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Parks, Project Playback|

Wildflower meadows help Austin to decrease its carbon footprint, while also creating beautiful open spaces Neighborhood grants in both 2016 and 2017 were awarded to the Wildflower Meadow Group, dedicated to increasing the amount of wildflower land in Austin. In total, $9,950 has been awarded over the two years. From the 2016 grant alone, 4 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]