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Sustaining Austin's Green Legacy

Groundbreaker noun

ground·​break·​er | \ ˈgrau̇n(d)-ˌbrā-kər

  1. Person who is an originator, innovator or pioneer that makes further developments, growth or improvements possible.

  2. Visionary park lover committed to an Austin where everyone has access to safe, beautiful parks and is dedicated to ensuring our green space ecosystems are protected and preserved.

The Commitment

Groundbreakers provide sustainable, multi-year funding to support the general operations of Austin Parks Foundation. As a Groundbreaker, you pledge to make a monthly donation of $100 or more for at least two years.

Why It Matters

Austin Parks Foundation fills the funding and resource gap between the needs of our parks and the city’s budget. Austin’s unprecedented population growth over the past 20 years has similarly driven park and trail usage, making APF’s work critical to preserving our environmental playground.

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The Benefits

As a Groundbreaker, you will receive the following:

  • A special welcome gift from the APF team
  • Groundbreakers quarterly newsletter with updates on park investments and news alerts
  • Recognition in Austin Park Foundation’s Annual Report
  • Invitation to members-only volunteer park project
  • Early invitation to APF’s Rock and Recycle program at Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • The joy of helping to provide all Austinites with access to safe and beautiful parks


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Your continued investment matters!

Here are some of the ways your support makes an impact:


Republic Square Park

Republic Square Park

Recently transformed Republic Square Park is just one example of APF’s work in action, taking an underused, dilapidated greenspace and making it a green oasis now reflective of our vibrant downtown neighborhood.


Supporting Programs in the Parks

Programs in the Parks

Austin's parks have beloved, longstanding family programs like the Zilker Hillside Theatre have received large investments by APF, most recently to build dressing rooms, offices and bathroom facilities for the performers. Groundbreakers support the arts in the parks!


Improving Austin's Trails

Improving Our Trails

We may take for granted that the frequency of hikers and swimmer use as well as flood and drought conditions require year-long trail maintenance. As on example, APF invests each year in ongoing operational funds and trailhead improvements on the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Park Access

10-Minute Walk

Better Park Access

Creating parks within a 10-minute walk from any Austinites’ home is a goal of APF. Among the 2019 park projects are the new Hartford Park in Pemberton Heights and total playground replacement in East Austin’s Parque Zaragoza.

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