APF Partners with Zilker Brewing Company

2017-05-17T12:05:04+00:00 May 17th, 2017|APF News|

Austin Parks Foundation Partners with Zilker Brewing Company for Limited-Edition “Parks & Rec” Beer in Commemoration of Zilker Park’s Centennial Anniversary Beer Release to Kick Off with Happy Hour at YETI Barrr on May 25 Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce a collaboration with Zilker Brewing Company (ZBC) to create a special limited-edition [...]

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 [...]

Thanks to Pearson, Dell employees

2017-03-29T11:08:19+00:00 October 24th, 2010|Parks, Volunteer|

Over 70 volunteers from Pearson and Dell joined Kyle and Charlie from the Austin Parks Foundation, along with Parks staff John and Matt (wielding chainsaws and cutting up lots of big stuff) out at Zilker Access on Barton Creek Greenbelt on Friday to build better more compact windrows as well as haul out big logs [...]

Zilker Tree Rescue Project Nearly Complete

2017-06-27T12:56:19+00:00 October 13th, 2010|Parks|

We want to thank the fine people of the Parks Department's Forestry Division - specifically, Walter, along with Foresters Angela, Keith and Emily and forestry crews for their amazing work in organizing and managing the Zilker Tree Rescue Project, now nearly completed.  The Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation assisted by applying [...]

Halfway Done With Zilker Tree Mulching

2017-04-04T20:00:33+00:00 August 29th, 2010|Parks, Volunteer|

Some of our amazing volunteers We had another great crew of 75 volunteers out at Zilker Park today and we made good progress using up three big piles - with volunteers working on two of them and 4 city forestry staff using the brush truck and carts to spread another big pile. We're about half [...]

Lots of Dillo Dirt and Some Mulch Spread

2017-04-04T20:06:41+00:00 August 28th, 2010|Volunteer|

Thanks to 65+ Parks staff and volunteers, we were able to spread three of the four big piles of dillo dirt around several hundred trees and started working on one of the four big mulch piles, shaving off about 1/3 of it.  There's still plenty of work to do and we're looking forward to help [...]