Austin Parks Foundation announces recipients of ACL Music Festival Grants

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Volunteers dig in at Battle Bend Park on National Public Lands Day in this photo, courtesy Austin Parks Foundation. The park recently received an ACL Music Festival Grant.
Volunteers dig in at Battle Bend Park on National Public Lands Day in this photo, courtesy Austin Parks Foundation. The park recently received an ACL Music Festival Grant.

Volunteers dig in at Battle Bend Park on National Public Lands Day in this photo, courtesy Austin Parks Foundation. The park recently received an ACL Music Festival Grant.

Six Austin parks groups will receive a total of $150,000 in grant money for improvement projects, courtesy of the Austin Parks Foundation.

Recipients of the foundation’s latest round of ACL Music Festival Grants are the Pease Park Conservancy, Friends of Murchison Pool, Austin YSML Sunshine Camps, North Austin Community Garden, Battle Bend Park and Dove Springs District Park.

A new playscape was installed at Dove Springs Park. Photo courtesy Austin Parks Foundation.

A new playscape was installed at Dove Springs Park. Photo courtesy Austin Parks Foundation.

Since 2010, Austin Parks Foundation has awarded more than $1.25 million in grants for projects like renovations at Ramsey

Park and a new playscape at Ponciana Park. Past park projects have included everything from play equipment to park furnishings, tree plantings, trail construction, invasive species removal and dog park improvements.

In the last decade, the foundation has funded more than 120 park projects led by Adopt-A-Park or neighborhood groups.

“We are proud to be able to offer support to these park champions,” said Ladye Anne Wofford, programs director of the Austin Parks Foundation. “We are inspired by their dedication to improving their communities and neighborhoods, and have seen first-hand the success that follows when people take ownership of improving their parks.”

The Austin City Limits Music Festival donates funding for the ACL Music Festival Grants Program each year.

“Their generosity has allowed us to empower more park adopter groups each year, and we’re grateful for the positive impact this program has on our parks,” said Colin Wallis, executive director of the Austin Parks Foundation.

Austin Parks Foundation, founded in 1992, connects people and parks through volunteer work days, park improvement funding, educational workshops and more.


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