A FUNDRAISER FOR

PRESENTED BY

A FUNDRAISER FOR

PRESENTED BY

OCTOBER 6, 2021 @ ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL

PLUS PRE-PARTY 6-7 PM | MAIN EVENT 7-10 PM

LIVE AND IN-PERSON AT

ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL

After a fully virtual 2020 party, we’re excited this year’s Party for the Parks will be back in person and for the first time ever, we’ll be celebrating under the stars live from ACL Music Festival! Join Austin Parks Foundation and help us raise $300,000 for our parks – the places that have kept us healthy, safe and sane over the past 18 months!

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A PERFORMANCE BY AUSTIN’S OWN

Black Pumas is an American psychedelic soul band based right here in Austin, Texas. They’re led by singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada. The group received its first Grammy Award nomination in 2020 and has received four nominations total. We’re honored to have them perform at this year’s Party for the Parks!

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GREAT BITES WITH SAFETY IN MIND

LOCAL EATS & DRINKS

While our venue has changed, you can expect the same laid-back experience you’re used to with delicious food and drinks, amazing live music and fantastic camaraderie as we celebrate our parks and raise funds to improve these important spaces. This year, you’ll enjoy locally sourced beverages and an upscale picnic individually packaged to ensure the health and safety of our guests.

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PARTY FOR THE PARKS AT HOME

JOIN US VIRTUALLY

We’re offering a virtual option for this year’s event as well! A Party for the Parks – At Home ticket includes a party watch box with drinks, snacks and party swag delivered to your door as well as exclusive access to watch the Black Pumas concert from the comfort of your home. Get your tickets before 9/28 to receive your watch box before the event on 10/6!

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2021 GOLDEN SHOVEL AWARDS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

CHUCK FOSTER

Chuck Foster has been a park adopter at Springwoods Neighborhood Park for 5 years, leading multiple It’s My Park Day projects, and hundreds of volunteers city-wide. As part of our corps of 6000+ volunteers, Chuck has been instrumental in helping us maintain parks all across Austin.

PARK ADOPTER OF THE YEAR

LITTLE WALNUT
CREEK GREENBELT

The Little Walnut Creek Greenbelt team has been advocating for and stewarding this undeveloped East Austin park for many years, and was instrumental in advancing a vision plan. As one of over 120 groups serving as the stewards and key stakeholders in their park, they are crucial to the success of APF’s mission to maintain and improve parks all over the city.

SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR

CAPITAL METRO

CapMetro is a champion for Austin’s parks. They have supported APF in a number of ways in 2021 – from presenting sponsorship of Austin Parks Foundation’s In the Parks Series, to their support of Party for the Parks, and leading the charge in bringing the Zilker Eagle’s mini train back to life. CapMetro is an example to us all as we work to serve and engage the Austin community.

PARTNER OF THE YEAR

CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department is filled with amazing civil servants, who have worked tirelessly – especially during the pandemic – to ensure Austinites have a place to breathe, move, and gather safely. We could not do our work without their incredible staff, and Austin Parks Foundation is proud to call them our closest partners. Thank you for taking care of our beloved parks, trails and green spaces!

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SENATOR KIRK WATSON

For nearly three decades, Kirk Watson has been a defender of parks and the environment for the people of Austin and the citizens of Texas. As Mayor of Austin he championed causes like land preservation, clean air and improving our city’s water supply. As State Senator he advocated for the preservation of Lion’s Municipal Golf Course and carried the legislation that allowed Austin Parks Foundation to redesign and rebuild Republic Square, our largest capital improvement project to-date.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What safety precautions will be in place?

We will maintain the health and safety precautions put in place by ACL Music Festival. A negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend Party for the Parks 2021. The negative COVID-19 printed test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending the party. Patrons who are fully vaccinated may show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination instead of proof of negative test. Masks will be required in areas of Zilker Park where it is difficult to maintain social distancing. Full details can be found here. Let’s work together to keep each other safe and healthy!

Are masks required to attend?

For individuals not fully vaccinated, a negative test must be presented AND a mask worn over the nose and mouth at all times while onsite.  Additionally, for all persons regardless of vaccination status, masks must be worn at all times in any indoor space onsite. More information can be found here.

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets are on sale now. Get your tickets here!

How do I know my ticket purchase was completed?

You will receive an email with your ticket confirmation and details. Try checking your spam folder if you don’t see it within a few hours. If you still do not receive an email confirmation, contact our team for help.

Will parking be available? If so, where can I park?

Yes, parking will be available for all Party for the Parks guests! There will be both a VIP parking area as well as parking near the venue for General Admission ticket holders. We’ll also provide transportation to/from the lots to the ACL Music Festival grounds.

What food options are available?

Party for the Parks will feature an upscale picnic, with vegan and gluten free options available. Each meal will be individually packaged to ensure the health and safety of our guests!

What drink options are available?

Each ticket to Party for the Parks provides access to opens bars with a selection of locally sourced beer, wine and batched cocktails. VIP ticket holders will have access to an exclusive VIP lounge with upgraded drinks and handmade cocktails. We’ll also have non-alcoholic options available to our guests.

Who is able to attend the event?

We’re asking that Party for the Parks guests do not bring children to the event as a safety precaution due to their inability to be vaccinated for COVID-19. In addition, pets are not allowed on the ACL Music Festival grounds.

I’m already a sponsor – how do I give you my guest names?

Please e-mail all sponsor guest names to Liz Rush-Smyth.

Why do you need to fundraise? Where does the money go?

Austin Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing peoples’ lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better. ​In our increasingly dense city, where health and a sense of connection are of the utmost importance, the need for parks has never been more urgent. We rely on the generosity of our community to deliver our mission and to develop, maintain, and improve the nearly 300 parks all across the city, meaning your dollars stretch far and wide!

How do I participate in the silent auction?

More information on this year’s Silent Auction will be released soon!

Are there other ways to give on-site?

More information on all the ways to fun ways you’ll be able to give at the party will be released soon!

Can I donate even if I don’t attend the event?

Absolutely! You can give back to APF at any time. Please consider helping us improve the quality of life in Austin by making a donation of any size here or by participating in the silent auction.