People + Parks: On the Right Path

2018-03-01T10:33:26+00:00 February 27th, 2018|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with [...]

Project Playback: UT Football Helps Park Destroyed in Fire

2018-02-26T14:05:23+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Project Playback|

UPDATE: Amplify Austin, a 24 hour period of giving, is from March 1st to 2nd this year. Austin Parks Foundation uses donations from Amplify Austin to help support park improvement projects, like the one at Oak Springs School Park. Check out our page, and read more about park projects in other districts. _________________________________________________________________________________ Park destroyed [...]

People + Parks: Building Community and Cheer

2017-06-22T13:18:30+00:00 December 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Adopt A Park, It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Some might consider Patterson Park the untamed cousin to nearby, master-planned Mueller Park, but fans of the lush green space off Airport Blvd. wouldn’t have it any other way. Since 2002, the Friends of Patterson Park organization, currently chaired by Jennifer Potter-Miller, has been working hard to make thoughtful improvements to the [...]

People + Parks: Longtime Allies & Long Term Impacts

2017-03-21T12:24:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In the eight years that Wheatsville Food Co-op has supported Austin Parks Foundation, they have donated well over $50,000—enough money to buy a small army of organic zucchini. Since 2009, the local grocery store has been a major sponsor of APF’s It’s My Park Day. Wheatsville calls the relationship a natural pairing [...]

Supporting Monarch Populations on Public Lands

2017-06-27T10:54:41+00:00 April 26th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Education, It's My Park! Day, National Public Lands Day, National Trails Day, Volunteer|

As part of our first-ever Neighborhood Grant award announcements, we told you a little about one of the very special projects we are funding here in Austin - the Wildflower Seeding Initiative. The focus of the project is to plant wildflowers in parks and on public lands, both to increase the native plant population, and to [...]

14th Annual It’s My Park Day Breaks Records

2017-03-21T13:11:11+00:00 March 5th, 2016|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Our 14th Annual It's My Park Day was a resounding success thanks to our project leaders, volunteers, partners and sponsors. From clean-ups to trail repairs, habitat restoration to painting, this year's It's My Park Day has set the record as the largest to date! We are so proud to work with the best volunteers around, [...]