Party for the Parks 2023. A fundraiser for Austin Parks Foundation at Austin City Limits Music Festival.


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Wednesday, October 11th ACL Festival Grounds

10.11.2023 ACL Fest

Party for the Parks All-Access Tickets – $500

All-access is our only ticket level this year to ensure everyone enjoys the same elevated experience, including:
  • An array of delicious dining options
  • Complimentary libations from some of Austin’s premiere beverage brands
  • Lounge seating
  • Shuttle service

The night will conclude with a Concert Under the Stars featuring ACL artist, Portugal. The Man!

What to Expect

Join Austin Parks Foundation and 1,000 Park Supporters from across Austin for local revelry and a Concert Under the Stars at Party for the Parks! Live from ACL Music Festival in Zilker Park.

Celebrating its 9th year, Party for the Parks showcases the best of the ACL Festival experience in an intimate and all-inclusive environment. Partygoers enjoy delicious dining options, games, libations from Austin’s premiere beverage brands and an intimate concert—all while helping raise funds for our city’s nearly 400 parks, trails and green spaces.


Over the past decade, Portugal. The Man have established themselves as one of rock’s most prized possessions and a live phenomenon. Alongside their musical accomplishments lies the group’s long-standing passion for social justice. Throughout their career, the band has consistently exemplified how deeply they commit to both artistry and activism, officially launching PTM Foundation in 2020 to focus on universal issues related to human rights, community health and the environment. 

We’re excited to hit the dance floor with them in support of Austin’s treasured green spaces!

How your support helps

For more than 30 years, Austin Parks Foundation has welcomed and invited all Austinites, new and native alike, to come together to preserve our beautiful green spaces. Through donations, advocacy and volunteerism, you are ensuring these essential resources thrive for years to come.



What safety precautions will be in place?

We will maintain the health and safety precautions put in place by ACL Music Festival. There is currently no local requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test, vaccine card or vaccine record for entry at this event. If you are unvaccinated, the CDC encourages you to bring and wear your mask, but Austin Parks Foundation will not require masks for entry.

Austin Parks Foundation encourages all patrons and staff to look out for one another and not attend Party for the Parks if you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of illness.

If you have questions about vaccines or want to get a vaccine, visit to find a healthcare provider near you. Current information about COVID-19, Monkeypox and recommendations for isolation and quarantine can be found at

What’s the schedule?

5:45PM – PLUS Check-in Opens
6:00PM – PLUS Party begins
6:45PM – GA Check-in Opens
7:00PM – Main Event Begins

Your printed program will have a schedule of the full night’s events!

What food options are available?

Locally-sourced, upscale dining options are available to both PLUS and General Admission ticket holders, including tacos and mexican-inspired sides. Veggie and Gluten-Free options available upon request. 

What drink options are available?

Each ticket to Party for the Parks provides access to open bars with a selection of locally-sourced beer, wine and cocktails. Party for the Parks PLUS ticket holders will have access to an exclusive VIP lounge with upgraded drinks and handmade cocktails. All bars will include non-alcoholic options.

Who is able to attend the event?

Party for the Parks is a 21+ event. Due to the nature of the event, we’re asking that guests do not bring children. Additionally, pets are not allowed in the ACL Music Festival Grounds. This party is rain or shine! The forecast shows partly cloudy skies and lows of 68 degrees for the evening, but this is Texas, so plan to dress accordingly.

What to Wear?

This party is “Snappy Casual”—rock your favorite sundress, jeans or whatever you’d wear to the office. Remember, this party is in the park so comfortable shoes are a must.

Where is Check-In?

Check-in will be at the Lady Bird festival entrance on Stratford Drive. No need to print a ticket – just give your name at the entrance. Need to update your guest list? Visit GiveSmart to update guest names, add your credit card for easy checkout, and more.

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?

The Silent Auction is open until October 12, at 9:00PM. Check out our amazing silent auction items and place your bids here!

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.

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

There are plenty of ways to get to Zilker Park! Remember: there is no parking at Zilker Park or in the surrounding neighborhoods during ACL Fest, so we’d recommend taking advantage of alternative modes of transportation first:

Bicycles, Scooters + Walking:
By far the easiest route to the park! Bike parking is available on Stratford Drive after crossing the Mopac Pedestrian Bridge. Additional bike and scooter parking will be located at Toomey Rd. and Sterzing St. and on Azie Morton Rd. Take the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for easy access to the festival grounds.

Ride Shares:
Get around without worry! Ride share drop-off and pickup will be located right at the festival entrance. Show your ride share receipt at registration to be entered to win a pair of 2023 ACL Music Festival passes.  

CapMetro offers several bus routes operating near Zilker Park. Check out the MetroRapid Route 803 and other options at

Is parking available? Where do I park? 

We strongly encourage guests to arrange safe, alternative modes of transportation as your first choice. Some parking will be available for GA and PLUS guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Admission:

When arriving at the park, follow directional signage for Party for the Parks. From there, follow signs for Lot D or Lot F to park. Shuttles willl be available in both lots to take guests to the ACL Festival Lady Bird Entrance. Download further driving directions here.

PLUS Parking and Valet:

PLUS Valet parking will be available near the venue for guests on a first-come, first-served basis at Austin High.

Look for directional Valet signage on the left by the Austin High Tennis Courts. Once parked, walk across the MoPac pedestrian bridge to the shuttle pick-up. Shuttles will be available to take guests to the ACL Festival Lady Bird Entrance. Download further driving directions here.

How do I purchase a ticket?

You can purchase General Admission and Party for the Parks PLUS tickets here. Get yours before they’re gone!

How do I know my ticket purchase was completed?

You will receive an email with your ticket confirmation details. Don’t see an email? Check your SPAM folder if you don’t see an email within 2 hours of ticket purchase. Still don’t see an email? Contact our team: for help.

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

Please contact Shannon Cunningham with sponsor guest names.

How do I sponsor Party for the Parks?

If you are interested in sponsoring Party for the Parks, contact

What do I get for becoming a sponsor?

Sponsorships are tailored to meet the needs and objectives of our corporate partners, benefits include: VIP food and drinks and an elevated cocktail experience, Brand recognition in promotional materials including electronic and print applications on-site, before and after the big day, and a dedicated volunteer park project managed by APF for your team. Contact for more information.


Every purchase of 10 or more raffle tickets gets you an APF-branded Rambler mug plus multiple entries to win one of three YETI prize packs. Be ready to purchase your raffle tickets on-site!


Don’t miss our amazing silent auction! Whether it’s live music or a Mexican getaway that moves you—there’s something for everyone.



Party for the Parks is Austin Parks Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year! We want to raise $400,000 for our city’s beloved parks, trails and green spaces. Will you help us reach our fundraising goal? Your donation helps us continue our work to improve parks across our city!



Deana Dossey

Deana Dossey has been involved with parkland support since the early 90s. During this time, she’s taken on many roles such as identifying potential land for Copperfield Neighborhood park, volunteering with Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails and sitting as the Chair of Copperfield Nature Trails. Deana has been instrumental in the progress at Copperfield Park—updating entrances and adding benches along the trails.


Ulises Jimenez

Ulises Jimenez played an integral part in the completion of Kendra Page Nature Playscape. He works with Unity Contractor Services and APF learned about him through his work managing invasives at Kendra Page as part of the nature trail project. Ulises worked tirelessly to make outdoor learning and nature play happen at 6 school parks, helped create a unique nature playground at Kendra Page park, and installed an outdoor community learning and meeting space at Parque Zaragoza.


Al & Nancy Morgan

Al and Nancy Morgan’s efforts to give back exceed the Austin’s city limits, reaching as far West as Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Over the last 10 years, they set their sights on serving Austin’s parks. In that time, they’ve led It’s My Park Day projects, Clean Sweep workdays, created an Adopt a Creek plan, and many other park service projects in the name of Heritage Hills-Woodbridge Neighborhood Association.


Raul Alvarez

Raul Alvarez is with the East Austin Conservancy, an organization that advocates for people and places in East Austin. He also works as an adopter with Amigos de Parque Zaragoza. In May of this year, he orchestrated a 90th anniversary celebration for Parque Zaragoza, a celebration that honored the unique history and culture of the park and the surrounding neighborhood. Later, he applied for a neighborhood grant to install an outdoor classroom and meeting space to foster more community gatherings at the park.


Zilker Brewing Company

Our partnership with Zilker Brewing Company began in 2017 when they created the Parks & Rec Pale Ale. Originally intended as a limited release, the popularity of the crisp, citrusy beer earned a spot in their year-round rotation. Since 2017, Zilker Brewing Company has donated over $25,000 to APF through a portion of each Parks & Rec sale! For our 30th Anniversary, they ran limited edition cans, held numerous pop-up events around the city, and continued to share the story of their partnership with APF.


Moreland Properties

Moreland Properties joined forces with APF in 2019, supporting our Party for the Parks events each year. Moreland is a founding donor of the Zilker Eagle mini train and supports APF’s mission, community-centered programming and activations year-round.They are also involved with the progression of Austin Parks Foundation’s future and strategic planning. Cory Laurel, a Moreland Realtor, is a current member of the Board.


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