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Austin Parks Foundation announces spring 2018 grantees

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Austin Parks Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 grants for improvements to Austin parks and pools. Five entities received grants, for a total of $172,000 in awarded funds: Mabson Fields, for bleacher replacement and shade structure; Patterson Park, for new playground equipment; Barrington School Park, to make improvements to make the schoolyard more accessible to neighborhood residents; Friends of Deep Eddy, for drilling a well for more water for the pool; and Murchison Pool, for a new playscape. “We are so excited to see the impact that these dynamic projects will have on the greater Austin area and, more specifically, their individual neighborhoods,” said Ladye Anne Wofford, chief mission officer at Austin Parks Foundation, in the foundation’s news release. “We’re grateful for these dedicated Adopt-A-Park leaders and their commitment to improving and maintaining these community assets.” The foundation also launched the Pomerleau Pocket Park Master Plan in coordination with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department as part of its new Park Design Services program. Visit www.austinparks.org for more information on other grants the foundation is currently accepting applications for, such as the Impact Grant and Fall Community Grants.

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