Adopt this park: Lott Pocket Park

Adopt this park: Lott Pocket Park

Lott Pocket Park is located on a block of land between Catalpa, Curve, Olive, and Branch streets. While this park may be small, it is mighty with amenities that make it a popular spot in the community.

UT Football Helping restore park destroyed by fire

UT Football Helping restore park destroyed by fire

From Austin Parks Foundation Oak Springs School Park is a playground park located in East Austin off Webberville Road. The park is connected to Oak Springs Elementary and is operated by both the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, as well as Austin...
Odom School Park finds its potential

Odom School Park finds its potential

From Austin Parks Foundation By Elizabeth McGuire Steps away from an elementary school, whose mission is to encourage big dreams and possibilities, resides a park that once fell far short of its own potential. But not anymore. Thanks to a tireless group of...
#OptOutside & Win!

#OptOutside & Win!

From Austin Parks Foundation You may remember REI did something a little different on Black Friday last year—they closed their doors, and invited the nation to opt outside with them. And more than a million people did just that – including us! It really caught the...
First-Ever Fall It’s My Park Day By The Numbers

First-Ever Fall It’s My Park Day By The Numbers

Our First-ever Fall It’s My Park Day was a huge success thanks to our project leaders, volunteers, partners and sponsors. From clean-ups to trail repairs, habitat restoration to painting, we are so grateful to be part of such a hard-working community!

These 7 gifts are perfect for nature lovers

These 7 gifts are perfect for nature lovers

Give back to nature by helping restore forests, oceans and wildlife. Your contribution will boomerang back in countless ways, curbing climate change, teaching kids about the outdoors, feeding endangered monarch butterflies, making space for whales and even helping tree farmers. All you’ll get is that lousy T-shirt. (But this year, they’re actually pretty cool.)

Clearing the air: NYC proposes banning smoking in parks

New York City already has smoke-free restaurants. It may soon have smoke-free parks, beaches and outdoor plazas.
Under a proposal announced Thursday by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Councilmember Gale Brewer, the existing local Smoke Free Air Act that bans smoking in workplaces and indoor gathering spots, would be expanded to include the great outdoors.

Redondo Beach SEA Lab enhances nature exhibit with new technology

Los Angeles-area school kids who visit the Redondo Beach SEA Lab this year will get an extra lesson in the dangers of pollution, courtesy of environmental groups that have partnered to create a new exhibit about DDT and PCBs.

The exhibit, set up at a kiosk, will boost nature education with the latest technology, allowing kids to see and experience wildlife in 3D “Augmented Reality”. This new streaming video/3-D technology, supplied by the company Total Immersion, will make the eaglets once imperiled by DDT appear to be live and in front of the viewers, who can “hold” them.