Helping to keep Austin's parks healthier, safer and more accessible for every Austinite.


The MISSION of Austin Parks Foundation is to enhance people’s lives by making public parks, trails, and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.


Why is it important?

Keeping green spaces and public parks available at low-cost is important to every urban city. These spaces offer themselves as havens for people of all socio-economic backgrounds, as well as provide valuable opportunities to get involved within the community. The benefits of outdoor spaces are unparalleled. 


How do they do it?

All local Austinites and tourists are encouraged to sign up to volunteer! With a significant volunteer base, Austin Parks Foundation worked with over 6,000 volunteers, 100 project leaders, and more than 90 Adopt-A-Park groups in 2016 alone. By doing this, APF is able to leverage thousands of volunteers to help preserve, maintain, and restore Austin's incredible green spaces. 87 cents of every dollar donated goes directly back into park projects and programming.


How you can #TravelKindly:
  • Choose Austin Parks Foundation as your local charity when you travel with Kind Traveler
  • Volunteer when in Austin
  • APF hosts park improvement projects every week across the city –tourists are welcome to join!
  • Attend the annual Party for the Parks, which kicks off Austin City Limits Music Festival and raises funds for the improvement of parks, trails, and green spaces
  • Enjoy Austin's green spaces, and find one that suits your specific needs, here

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