We had a ball at Party for the Parks 2016 and raised over $115,000 for Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces! Thank you to our sponsors, donors, partners and vendors for supporting our mission to fill the funding and resource gap for our chronically underfunded parks. We couldn’t make it happen without YOU and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Host Committee

Susan & Brent Bockholt
Julie & Adam Butler
Susanna & Marty Butler
Rich Garza
Brooke & Nick Goggans
Stacy Keese & Jack Murray
Dana & Daryl Kunik
Vanessa & Matt Luckie
Mandy Patterson
Christy & David Rockwood
Max Rutherford
Jessica & Greg Weaver
Suzanne & Marc Winkelman


Party for the Parks 2017 tickets will be on sale in August 2017, so check back then, and we’ll see you in the parks!


Brazos Hall

204 East 4th Street Austin, TX 78701

Brazos Hall is a turn-of-the-century warehouse at the corner of 4th and Brazos. With its restored long-leaf pine floors, brick walls and wood rafters, Brazos Hall is a venue unlike any other in the heart of downtown. In addition to the historic main room, Brazos Hall offers a rooftop deck with breathtaking downtown views. Brazos Hall is Austin at its finest.

At The Party

Local Grub

Attention foodies – if you crave chips, queso and tasty tacos over wedge salads and rubbery chicken, do we have the party for you! For the second year in a row, Tacodeli brought tortillas and fundido as well as their famous salsas! And the biggest hit of the night, can you say – Donut Wall? Voodoo Doughnut made dessert more than a treat, it was also a great photo opp!


Local Revelry

From live screen printing of local parks gear, to a stellar silent auction featuring packages to pique any interest, there was no shortage of activities to make this a Wednesday night to remember. To top it off Austin’s best and brightest booze brands kept Party for the Parks hydrated. Guests sampled the best of what Austin has to offer all while toasting our parks.


Local Tunes

It wouldn’t be a party in Austin without some local tunes – we’re the live music capital of the world, after all, and we kept the jams coming all night long. One of our favorite jazz combos, Rent Party, made the VIP reception on the rooftop deck a classy affair, and DJ Mel (official DJ for UT Athletics and President Obama) spun some featured ACL artist mixes at the main event.


Silent Auction

From luxury vacation packages to outdoor equipment, our second-annual silent auction had something for everyone. Our sneak preview will give you a taste of what was on offer.

Donate Items

Want to help us make the 2017 silent auction a success? Donate individual items and services, or even a full package! We are seeking to build themed packages with a total value of $250 to $6,000. Themes include Date Nights for a year, Festival Fun, Travel, Entertainment, Hotel & Spa, Sports and more!

Click here to submit your package details now!

auction p4p site


butler bros
brazos hall
austin cocktails
psw real eastate
jenny de marco

9 Banded Whiskey | Leah & Ford Alexander | Ted Allison & Bill Talbot | AMLI Residential | Austin Monthly | Austin Property Team | Benz Resource Group | Box Inc. | Braun & Gresham | Jayna & Barry Burgdorf | Catellus | CSID | DNA Events | dwg. Landscape Architecture | EASTside Magazine | GameTime Playgrounds | Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC | Hahn Public Communications | Harvey-Cleary Builders | Leigh Ann & Tim Hendricks | Industry Print Shop | KHRG, LLP | Dana & Daryl Kunik | KUT & KUTX | Susan & Stuart Laves | Luxe | Manchester Texas Financial Group | Sara & John Marler and Sandi & Ralph Webster| Mighty Swell | MYEVENTISTHEBOMB | Cherisse Robinson & Mike Nellis | Pharis Design Inc. | PlainsCapital Bank | PMB Helin Donovan LLP | ponysound | Quik Print | Real Ale Brewing Co. | RealMassive | RedLeaf Properties, LLC | RideAustin | Susan & Steve Roth | SWBC Mortgage Co. | Texas Capital Bank | Texas Rowing Center | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Voodoo Doughnut | The Wallis Family | Bob Wynn

Interested in Seeing Your Logo Here?

Become a Party for the Parks sponsor! Check out benefits and ticket packages here, or make your donation now on our sponsorship purchase page. For questions or assistance with your sponsorship please contact Shelley Hardeman, Development Director.



How do I know my ticket purchase was completed?

You should receive an e-mail 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 Ashley Clarke, Development Coordinator for help.

Do I need to bring my ticket to the party?

Nope! We’ll have your name at the door, so no need to print or bring anything with you to check-in.

Getting to Brazos Hall

Parking in this area is limited, so please take advantage of our transportation sponsors, LUXE (valet) and Ride|Austin (ride-sharing). You must download their respective apps to access their services, but as a special perk to PArty for the Parks guests, both are offering an extra discount with the code PARKS. We also encourage you to try alternative modes of transportation like cycling, carpooling and public transportation.

How do I sponsor Party for the Parks

Check out our sponsor benefits here, and once you’re ready to make your contribution, check out our sponsorship purchase page. If you have any additional questions or need assistance with your sponsorship, please contact Shelley Hardeman, Development Director.

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

Please e-mail all sponsor guest names to Ashley Clarke, Development Coordinator, no later than September 16, 2016

How do I bid on auction items?

Party for the Parks is proud to partner with Bidpal for all auction bidding. Simply swipe your card at check-in, and bid away on your mobile device! Auction will open 48 hours before the party, and close at 8pm the night of the party.

There will be a sneak preview of the auction coming soon!

What’s the dress code for the evening?

Party for the Parks is snappy casual – think jeans, button-up shirts and sundresses! Whatever you would wear to a happy hour downtown is perfectly fine.

Where do I go when I arrive at Brazos Hall?

Check-in is DOWNSTAIRS this year. Upon arrival, simply provide your name (paper ticket not required), and be ready to swipe your credit card for mobile auction bidding provided by Bidpal!

What can I expect at the party?

Silent auction bidding on your mobile device, an ACL ticket raffle, and live screen printing of t-shirts and tote bags courtesy of Industry Print Shop!