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Austin Parks Foundation hands out community grants

Friday, July 14, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Yesterday was a big day for Austin’s green spaces. That’s because the Austin Parks Foundation announced the winners of its 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program. The funds, totaling more than $240,000, will go to projects focused on improving city parks, trails and other green spaces. That can include anything from playscapes to park irrigation systems and meeting places. Here are a few of the now-funded projects: Wooten Park was awarded $70,000 for a community pavilion; Oak Springs Elementary School now has $50,000 to replace its playscape, which was recently lost in a fire; and a $12,000 irrigation system will be installed at Wright Field in Zilker Park. Learn more about applying for Austin Parks Foundation grants here.

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