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Parks get cash

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

St. David’s Foundation has announced a series of more than $1 million in grants to encourage access and health activities in Austin’s parks. In a partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation and the Trust for Public Land, the grants will pay for improvements at a variety of Austin parks locations, with individual projects coordinated through recipient nonprofits or community organizations. Among them:

  • Austin Parks Foundation will make improvements at Butler Park, Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach, Martin Neighborhood Pool and Parque Zaragoza
  • Barton Springs Conservancy will renovate the bathhouse at Barton Springs Pool
  • Downtown Austin Alliance and Austin Parks Foundation will begin programming events at Republic Square Park
  • Pease District Conservancy will install equipment at Pease Park
  • Shoal Creek Conservancy will implement a connectivity plan for Shoal Creek Trail
  • Trail Foundation will install bilingual signage and maps on Butler Trail
  • Waller Creek Conservancy will create physical activity training at Palm Park
  • Keep Austin Beautiful will create recreation space at LBJ High School
  • The Trust for Public Land will implement the Health Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop and Caldwell counties

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