From Austin Parks Foundation, this month's Get Involved spotlight organization:
Austin Parks Foundation is devoted to connecting people to parks. Since its establishment in 1992, Austin Parks Foundation has focused on developing partnerships that foster on development and maintenance of Austin’s treasured parks, trails and public green spaces. Austin Parks Foundation focuses on volunteerism, park activation, community resources, sustainability projects, and public-private partnerships.
From city wide days like National Public Lands Day (September 26, 2015) to individual park project days initiated by community members, service organizations and corporate groups, Austin Parks Foundation moves thousands of volunteers through Austin’s parks each year. Projects include park clean up and beautification, trail maintenance, tree care and more.
Additionally, Austin Parks Foundation hosts park activation events like Yoga in the Park and Movies in the Park, as well as educational programming, like the Park Improvement Education Series workshops, and offers community resources through the ACL Music Festival Grants program which allows park adopters to apply for much-needed funding to improve their parks.