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 [...]
Start of Historic Park Revitalization; $5.8 Million Public-Private Investment to Restore 180 Year-Old Park AUSTIN, Texas (June 28, 2016) Austin Parks Foundation (APF), in collaboration with the Downtown Austin Alliance and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department hosted a groundbreaking celebration to recognize the donors who brought the $5.8 [...]
APF is proud to announce that we have received a $50,000 grant from the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund at Austin Community Foundation for our Republic Square Park Capital Project. Located at the intersection of Guadalupe and Fourth streets, adjacent to the Federal Courthouse, Republic Square is one of three remaining downtown historic squares. The park’s redevelopment is a [...]
Don't Forget that the Austin Parks Foundation is sponsoring two holiday classic movies at a free showing this Thursday, 12/16 at 7 pm. Rudolph and the Grinch will light up our 40 by 20 foot screen and Crepe Crazy and Good As It Gets Kettle Corn will be selling yummy treats. The weather is looking [...]
The Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association's (DANA) Downtown Living Tour benefits the Austin Parks Foundation. We hope to use the proceeds to purchase additional park furnishings (ok, chairs for the deck at Republic Square) so please come on out and enjoy the tour! Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour.
The story of a rebel and his bike. Join us at Republic Square, Wed, 9/29 at dusk for Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, sponsored by Mellow Johnny's. Ride your bike to and from the movie and enjoy free bike valet parking, thanks to Mellow Johnny's. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrzqBwuxHV8] Our tremendous thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Downtown Austin [...]
Since 2002, when a research document identified Republic Square as the 1870s location for the Mexican community’s Diez y Seis celebrations, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a kick-off celebration at Republic Square to commemorate the historic ties of the park to Diez y Seis. Location: Republic Square. 422 Guadalupe Date: Wednesday, September [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7NaxBxFWSo] Back to 1984 with the Last Starfighter - join us for a free movie in the park thanks to Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mellow Johnny's (offering free bike parking!) the Downtown Austin Alliance and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept. Movies begin at dusk and are presented by the Austin [...]
At 1:30 pm today at the grand opening of the newest Amplify Credit Union branch at 607 Congress Avenue, Amplify President & CEO Paul Trylko will announce a $12,000 donation to the Austin Parks Foundation for the purchase of the first Imagination Playground in a Box for Austin. The Austin Parks Foundation will offer the [...]
As we announced yesterday, due to huge amount of rain and the really soggy conditions of Republic Square, we've had to cancel the showing the Wizard. Sadly, we are unable to find a substitute date to show it, so the next Movie at Republic Square is the Last Starfighter on Wednesday, September 15th at dusk.