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St. David’s Foundation Announces Our Active Parks Project

On April 17th, 2018, we held an event at Parque Zaragoza to unveil our Active Parks Project – a collaboration with Austin Parks Foundation and The Trust for Public Land which will enhance existing parks and launch a multi-year effort to provide increased activity options across Central Texas. It is going to be a big collaborative effort, and we’re so excited to see these parks reach their full potential and increase opportunities to be active across our community.

Our Parks Initiative: Creating Opportunities to be Active in Central Texas

We’re excited to be working in collaboration with Austin Parks Foundation and The Trust for Public Land to enhance Austin's existing parks and launch a multi-year effort to provide increased activity options at parks across Central Texas!We're lucky to have many acres of parks in here in Central Texas, but more needs to be done to enhance opportunities at these parks to enjoy physical activity, recreation, and community connections. We need to ensure that our local parks are safe, vibrant physical activity assets for years to come!

Posted by St. David's Foundation on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Congratulations to all of the groups and parks who received funding for their projects: Austin Parks FoundationBarton Springs ConservancyDowntown Austin AlliancePease Park ConservancyShoal Creek ConservancyThe Trail FoundationWaller Creek ConservancyYMCA of AustinKeep Austin Beautiful and The Trust for Public Land. And a big thanks to Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo for coming out to show her support for this project.

Marlon Connley of the Trust for Public Land, Earl Maxwell of St. David’s Foundation, Collin Wallis of Austin Parks Foundation, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and St. David’s Foundation Board Chair Peter Pincoffs.



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