As the APF staff winds down to the final hour of work in the office in 2011, we want to thank all of those who made 2011 a great year for us:
- our hard working board of directors,
- our amazing network of volunteers
- our outstanding partners at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, the Downtown Austin Alliance, American Youthworks E-Corps, Impact Austin, c3 Presents, SXSW…
- our many other sponsors
- and all of our members and donors.
Thanks to you, we’ve been able fund over $500,000 in park improvements through grants and projects this past year, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donated volunteer labor and in-kind donations to Austin’s parks.
2011 was a tough year in many ways for Austin’s parks and the environment in Texas in general with record cold, record heat and record drought. We’ve been so happy to see the rains return this fall and while we know that we’re still a long way from busting this drought, having flashes of green re-emerge from the ground makes up for those long, seemingly countless 100 degree days.
And there’s still ways to help us and Austin’s parks. We funded entirely by donations from individual members, corporate donations and sponsorships and foundation grants. We don’t receive government funds. You can become a member starting at $35 a year on our web site:
or by sending in a check to the address below.
Our office will be closed from Friday Dec 23 through Mon, Jan 2nd. When we return, we’ll be moving as well, so please note our new mailing address:
Austin Parks Foundation
P. O. Box 300369
Austin TX 78703-0007