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Austin Parks Foundation awards $205,600 grants to local parks

In partnership with Austin City Limits Music Festival, APF and the community selected a few parks around town to receive some TLC.

Kids tend a garden at PEAS/Cunningham School Park Garden.

Some of the awards over the summer went to the PEAS/Cunningham School Park Garden.

Photo courtesy Austin Parks Foundation

A handful of parks across Austin will receive a collective $205,600 worth of grants from the recent Austin City Limits Music Festival awards to fund improvements.

Austin Parks Foundation worked with community members to identify recipients, including:

  • $88,000 to Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park for nature trail installation and maintenance
  • $50,000 to Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park for a shade structure over the playground
  • $27,000 to Clarksville Community Garden & Haskell House to establish a Freedmen’s colony heritage food garden and garden improvements
  • $25,000 to the Elisabet Ney Museum toward the new Restoration Master Landscape plan
  • $10,000 to Armadillo Neighborhood Park for poison ivy and invasive species removal
  • $5,600 to Parque Zaragoza for shade tree installation around the playground

APF’s partnership with ACL has resulted in millions of dollars of donations, including $18,050 awarded this summer and a total of $7.2 million in 2022.

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