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    Austin Parks Foundation is hosting its biggest park fund-raiser. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s mission to connect people with the parks and popular local vendors, they bring an evening full of experience with local bites, tasty sips and fun activities. Party for the Parks will feature local food and beverages catered by Peached Tortilla and live performances by Bob Schneider and C3 Presents’ in-house DJ, DJ Mel. All proceeds will go towards supporting Austin Parks Foundation programming and park investments. Early bird tickets are on sale now at

      Austin Parks Foundation will host a free screening of the 2003 teen drama, Freaky Friday (PG) on the grounds of Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park on Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m. Movies in the Park will have food trucks available onsite for food and drink. Blankets, chairs, and on leash dogs are encouraged. Styrofoam, glass, alcohol, and smoking are not permitted. Please pack out all trash and recyclables!

        Volunteer Registration is open for Austin Parks Foundation’s biggest city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, on Saturday, March 2, 2019. With over 100 projects to choose from – ranging from clean ups, trail repair, tree care and even a kids’ crew – there are opportunities for every Austinite to lend a hand in enhancing our green spaces for generations to come.

        Volunteers wearing their It’s My Park Day t-shirts will receive special discounts and deals from these giveback partners:

        Austin Daily Press
        Austin’s Pizza
        Bird Bird Biscuit
        Crux Climbing Center
        Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
        East Side Pies
        Growler USA
        Home Slice
        Mama Fu’s
        Peached Tortilla
        Picnik Austin
        Poke Poke
        Snarf’s Sandwiches
        Shake Shack
        School Garden
        Taco Ranch
        True Food Kitchen
        and more!

        Pick a park near you and register to become a volunteer here:

        With the weather as lovely as spring weather can be, families are encouraged to head outdoors for the popular Movies in the Park series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and presented by Lyft.

        The FREE movies are located in parks all over Austin. Picnics are welcome as are blankets or lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky.

        Find your favorite movie below:

        • Shrek, Thursday, March 24, from 7:45-9:15 pm at Dick Nichols Park District Park, 8011 Beckett
        • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, March 31, from 7:50-10pm at Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe Street
        • The Sandlot, April 14, from 8-10pm at Northwest District Park, 7000 Ardath Street
        • Wall-E: Earth Day Feature, April 21, from 8-10pm at Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe Street
        • Raiders of the Lost Ark, May 5, from 8:15-10:15pm, at Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe Street

        Please be sure to check for weather updates as the dates get nearer. If there is inclement weather, the dates are subject to change.