SAVE THE DATE!

Party for the Parks

October 8th, 2020

An Austin Party, For Austin’s Parks

An Austin Party,
For Austin’s Parks

LOCAL GRUB

We’re bringing you delicious bites from Austin’s very best. Whether picky-eaters, gluten-free, or vegetarian, there will be something for everyone at the table.

LOCAL SIPS

Some of the best and brightest booze brands will be on hand to toast our parks. Raise your glass to great parks, trails and green spaces for every Austinite!

LOCAL REVELRY

We host a silent auction with exclusive experiences. Plus, you can expect great tunes and even better company as we kick off Austin City Limits Music Festival!

We’re Putting the
“Fun” in Fundraiser

Party for the Parks is the biggest parks fun-raiser in town. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s mission to connect people + parks, we host an evening of local bites, tasty sips and fun activities. Join us in raising our goal of $290,000 for our city’s parks by attending or sponsoring this event.

We’re Putting the
“Fun” in Fundraiser

Party for the Parks is the biggest parks fun-raiser in town. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s mission to connect people + parks, we host an evening of local bites, tasty sips and fun activities. The event raises operating support for all aspects of APF’s programming and park investments.

Why Do We Party
for the Parks?

The quality of our city is directly related to the quality of our parks. All proceeds from Party for the Parks benefits the work of Austin Parks Foundation caring for Austin’s almost 300 parks. This work includes park renovations like Govalle Park and Little Walnut Creek, continuous park care, maintenance and community events.

We’re Putting the
“Fun” in Fundraiser

Party for the Parks is the biggest parks fun-raiser in town. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s mission to connect people + parks, we host an evening of local bites, tasty sips and fun activities. The event raises operating support for all aspects of APF’s programming and park investments.

Why Do We Party
for the Parks?

The quality of our city is directly related to the quality of our parks. All proceeds from Party for the Parks benefits the work of Austin Parks Foundation caring for Austin’s almost 300 parks. This work includes park renovations like Govalle Park and Little Walnut Creek, continuous park care, maintenance and community events.

2020 Sponsors

We’re grateful for the support of these amazing sponsors!
PLATINUM SPONSOR
GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSOR

In 2019, We Raised $250,000 for Austin’s Parks

In 2019, We Raised $250,000 for Austin’s Parks

Entertainment

In 2019, we were thrilled to have Bob Schneider, one of Austin’s most celebrated musicians, performed at Party for the Parks! C3 Presents’ in-house DJ, DJ Mel, also returned for a second year and kept the party going. It’s safe to say there was no lack of great tunes.

Food & Drinks

The Peached Tortilla fed Party for the Parks guests in 2019, omnivores and vegans alike! They’re Austin through-and-through with humble beginnings as a food truck and have grown to a brick and mortar restaurant. Stayed tuned for 2020’s food & drink partners!

Zilker Park

In 2020, Party for the Parks is moving to iconic Zilker Park! This year will be a true celebration of Austin City Limits Music Festival’s impact on Austin Parks Foundation and parks, trails and green spaces across Austin. Stay tuned for more details on the new venue!

Entertainment

In 2019, we were thrilled to have Bob Schneider, one of Austin’s most celebrated musicians, performed at Party for the Parks! C3 Presents’ in-house DJ, DJ Mel, also returned for a second year and kept the party going. It’s safe to say there was no lack of great tunes.

Food & Drinks

The Peached Tortilla fed Party for the Parks guests in 2019, omnivores and vegans alike! They’re Austin through-and-through with humble beginnings as a food truck and have grown to a brick and mortar restaurant. Stayed tuned for 2020’s food & drink partners!

Republic Square

Austin’s very first park, and the birthplace of the city we love, Republic Square is at the center of the movement for renewed public spaces. Renovated in 2017, this urban oasis has taken its rightful place as a community center, and the premiere park space it was always meant to be.

Congratulations

2019 Golden Shovel Award Winners

Every year, we honor an individuals and organizations that demonstrate a high-level of commitment to Austin’s parks through volunteerism, environmental stewardship, financial support and more.

PARTNER OF THE YEAR

St. David’s Foundation

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Sally Baulch

ADOPTER OF THE YEAR

9th Street BMX

2019 TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Dalton Young

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently
Asked Questions

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets will be on sale closer to the event in October. Sponsorships for Party for the Parks 2020 are available now! Contact Carolyn Miles for more information becoming a sponsor!

How do I know my ticket purchase was completed?

You will 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 us 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.

How do I sponsor Party for the Parks?

Please contact our development team or check out our sponsorships page for more info on VIP park lounges and benefits.

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

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

Getting to Zilker Park

Party for the Parks is coming to Zilker Park in 2020! We’ll have more information regarding parking as the event approaches. As always, please take advantage of ride sharing if you’re able. If you choose to take Ride|Austin, select APF as your round up!

 

How do I bid on auction items?

Party for the Parks uses digital auction software for all auction bidding and donations. Simply set up your card before the event, or enter your information when purchasing, and bid away on your mobile device! Be sure to put a phone number on file to get Party for the Parks updates straight to your mobile device. Update your account and register your card for easy check-in before the event! More details coming soon.

What’s the dress code for the evening?

Party for the Parks is Austin cocktail – think jeans, button-up shirts and sundresses! Whatever you would wear to a date night downtown is perfectly fine. Party for the Parks takes place in Republic Square Park, so be sure to wear shoes that are comfortable and park-appropriate (think grass).

What can I expect at the party?

Delicious bites, local sips, live music, silent auction bidding on your mobile device and so much more!

What if I have dietary restrictions or preferences?

We’ll have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, so come hungry!

What if it rains?

We have a rain plan! Party for the Parks is rain or shine, so come ready to party even if the clouds start gathering. For the latest updates, be sure to register your phone number before the event! More details coming soon.