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Parks Foundation awards fall grants

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Parks Foundation has announced $130,000 in 2020 fall community grant awards. The ACL Music Festival Grants support community-initiated improvement projects in the city, and since 2006, APF has awarded more than $3 million toward community park projects. This fall, the organization awarded $50,000 for construction of a new basketball court in Gus Garcia District Park. In Southeast Austin, $40,000 went toward creation of a new trail and installation of a water fountain in Kendra Page Neighborhood Park. A $25,000 grant helped fund a new soccer field in Perry Neighborhood Park, and at Patterson Neighborhood Park, a $5,000 grant will help pay for baseball field improvements. In addition, a $10,000 grant to Pease District Park will fund the installation of a new, inclusive “contemplative space” and signage that acknowledges the land’s history, which includes slavery and segregation.

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