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Austin Ranks #45 in ParkScore Report, Falling 8 Spots from 2020

Grant Ausbury APF News, Blog Page, COVID-19, Featured Projects (Home Page), Featured Top LPs, Park Development, Park Top LPs Featured, ParkScore

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the national organization responsible for assessing and ranking parks in America’s 100 largest cities, released its annual ParkScore rankings. The rankings are based on the five qualities that make park systems great: park access, acreage, amenities like playgrounds and basketball courts, funding to create new parks and maintain and improve existing ones, and, new …

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Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Sanctioned Encampments on Parkland

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, News Coverage, Park Advocacy, Press Release

Our neighbors experiencing homelessness are exactly that – our neighbors. We at Austin Parks Foundation want to see humane shelter be made available to these vulnerable individuals and that they be able to access the care and services they desperately need and deserve. We know the city is facing a monumental task in finding solutions to house our neighbors and …

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A Natural Fit: Academy Sports + Outdoors & Austin Parks Foundation

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, Featured Top LPs, Fitness in the Park, Sponsors

From our beautiful parks, trails and green spaces to our great weather year-round, Austin is a haven for outdoor activities. Academy Sports + Outdoors is dedicated to helping Austinites enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. They put their money where their mouth is by supporting our work to improve parks across Austin with their year-round sponsorship of Austin Parks Foundation. …

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Calling Local Artists: Design a Mural Under for the Zilker Eagle

Grant Ausbury Art in the Parks, Blog Page, Park Development, Park Top LPs Featured

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce that developments to revitalize the Zilker Train are well underway with the anticipated reopening in the fall of 2021. The tunnel under the Barton Springs Road Bridge will be receiving an update along with the track, depot, and other features. APF has just released its Request for Proposal (RFP) for artists to …

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A Fresh Look at Our 2020 Commitments to Inclusion in Our Programs

Grant Ausbury APF News, Blog Page, Groundbreakers, Parks Equity

In 2020 we made a commitment to move deeper into justice, equity and inclusion through our programming. Now, with 2020 behind us, we wanted to give you an update on the ways we have succeeded – and failed – to follow through on those commitments. Below are some of the ways we have tried to infuse our value of inclusivity …

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ABC Kite Fest Returns as City-Wide Celebration of Austin’s Parks and Children’s Creativity

Grant Ausbury APF News, Blog Page, Children's Programming, Featured Top LPs, Little Hummingbird Society Page

The ABC Kite Fest, one of Austin’s most iconic traditions, announced details for its 92nd year. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, the 2021 ABC Kite Fest will return March 27 and 28 as a city-wide celebration of Austin’s parks in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation. Sponsored in part by KXAN and Texas Mutual, this year’s ABC Kite …

No Leash, No Problem: 5 Great Off-Leash Dog Parks in Austin, TX

Grant Ausbury Blog Page, Dog Parks, Dogs, Off-Leash Dog Areas, Park Top LPs Featured, Parks for Pups (Featured)

Living in Austin means there are many opportunities to explore nature with Fido, but space to run is always a high priority. Below are five recommendations from Austin Parks Foundation for off-leash dog areas, where you and your dog can freely enjoy the beauty of Austin’s parks to the fullest. Have other favorites? Tag us in your park adventures at …

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Protecting People + Parks: It’s My Park Day Spring 2021 Update

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It's My Park! Day
, All Parks, APF News, Blog Page, COVID-19, Featured Top LPs, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer

Though we wish we could return to the original format of It’s My Park Day, the pandemic means it isn’t safe just yet. That’s why we’ve moved the first It’s My Park Day of 2021 to early June. We’re planning a week-long event of virtual volunteering opportunities kicking off on National Trails Day – Saturday, June 5th – and stretching …

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92nd Annual ABC Kite Fest: 8 Great Austin Parks to Fly a Kite

Grant Ausbury All Parks, APF News, Blog Page, COVID-19, Featured Parks, Featured Projects (Home Page), Featured Top LPs, Park Top LPs Featured, Parks

As the usual warm Texas weather approaches us, it’s time to get outside and enjoy it. What better way to do so than flying kites? Founded in 1929, the ABC Kite Fest is one of Austin’s favorite, family-friendly traditions. Austin Parks Foundation is proud to partner with ABC Kite Fest to celebrate our city’s parks! This year’s kite fest will …

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Introducing the Austin ParksCast: APF’s Brand New Podcast!

Grant Ausbury All Parks, APF News, Blog Page, Education, Featured - Nav (Explore the Parks), Featured - Nav (Fund Your Park), Featured - Nav (Our Work), Featured Projects (Home Page), Featured Top LPs, Groundbreakers

Austin Parks Foundation is thrilled to introduce you to our brand new podcast: the Austin ParksCast! If you’re passionate about Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces, this podcast is for you. We’ll tackle important topics related to our city’s park system and discuss all things parks. Your Austin ParksCast hosts are Kathleen Barron, Sr. Programs Manager, and Grant Ausbury, Sr. …