October 4th
6:30 – 9:30pm
Republic Square
422 Guadalupe St
Join us for the biggest parks benefit party around. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s mission to connect people + parks we’re inviting YOU to an all-access evening complete with local bites, tasty sips and fun activities all to raise much needed funds for the places and spaces that make Austin, Austin – our parks!
Coming Soon!
Adopt-A-Park Team of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Partner of the Year

Host Committee

2018 Chairs: Vanessa & Matt Luckie

Aaron Ashmore
Susan + Brent Bockholt
Butler Brothers + Sisters
Kim + Elliott Doerle
Nicole + Travis Dunaway
Monica + Felipe Fernandes
Elain + Rich Garza
Stacy Keese + Jack Murray
Dana + Daryl Kunik
Salma Manzur
Elizabeth McGuire
Liz + Doug Opalka
Christy + David Rockwood
David C. Smith + Chris Long
Sara Jones Simmer + Colin Simmer
John Teinert
Lisa + Stuart Thomajan
Jessica + Greg Weaver


A limited number of tickets are available at the link below. Sponsorship Packages with VIP tickets are also available – please contact Shelley Hardeman or visit our Sponsorship page to secure your sponsorship today.




Republic Square

422 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78701

Austin’s very first park, and the birth place of the city we love, Republic Square is at the center of the movement for public spaces. Newly renovated in 2017 through an innovative public-private partnership between Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department and Downtown Austin Alliance, this urban oasis has taken its rightful place as a community center, and the premiere park space it was always meant to be. We are excited to host an evening devoted to making the dream of beautiful, accessible parks like this one available throughout Austin.

At The Party

Local Grub

True to the spirit of Party for the Parks, we’re bringing you delicious, and beloved, Austin eats from the one and only Fresa’s al Carbon. Whether picky-eaters, gluten-free, or vegetarian, there’s something for everyone at the table.


Local Sips

Some of the best and brightest booze brands will be on hand to sample Austin’s best all while toasting our parks. Raise your glass and help us toast to great parks for every Austinite!


Local Revelry

We’ll host a fantastic silent auction, plus it wouldn’t be an ACL kickoff with the tunes, so we’re welcoming back ACL Music Festival’s own DJ Mel to spin a mix of the 2018 ACL line up!


Silent Auction

From luxury vacation packages to outdoor equipment, our silent auction has something for everyone.

Donate Items

Want to help us make the 2018 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 and more! Contact for details and benefits.

Click here to submit your package details now!

auction p4p site


Interested in Sponsorship?

For questions and to become a Sponsor, please contact Shelley Hardeman, Development Director or visit our sponsorship page.


Presented Hosting Logos

Chameleon Companies
Texas Gas
Design Workshop

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | Leah + Ford Alexander | AMLI Residential | Auction Source | Austin Fine Properties + John Teinert | Austin Marathon | Austin Monthly | Austin Property Team | Box | Braun & Gresham | Catellus Development Corporation | Chameleon Companies | Cortez Consulting | Desert Door Texas Sotol | Design Workshop | EASTside Magazine | Heritage Title Company | The Hot Potatoes | Kooper Family Rye Whiskey | Lake|Flato Architects | Liz + Doug Opalka | Riverside Resources | Ride|Austin | Sara Jones Simmer + Colin Simmer | Terry McDaniel & Co. Investment Counsel | Texas Gas Service | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Zilker Brewing Company

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How do I purchase a ticket?

A limited number of individual tickets will be on sale soon. Sponsorship Packages for Party for the Parks 2018 can be discussed by contacting Shelley Hardeman for more information.

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 Liz Rush-Smyth 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 Republic Square

Parking in this area is limited, so please take advantage of our transportation partner Ride|Austin. Check your email prior to the event for the code and other parking details. We also encourage you to try alternative modes of transportation like cycling, carpooling and public transportation.

How do I sponsor Party for the Parks

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 Liz Rush-Smyth

How do I bid on auction items?

Party for the Parks uses digital auction software by Auction Source for all auction bidding and donations. Simply swipe your card at check-in, and bid away on your mobile device!

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.

Where do I go when I arrive at Republic Square?

Check-in is near the Northwest corner on the Federal Courthouse Plaza. Upon arrival, simply provide your name (paper ticket not required), and be ready to swipe your credit card for mobile auction bidding and donating if you have not done so before the party.

What can I expect at the party?

Silent auction bidding on your mobile device, delicious bites from Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon, and so much more!

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.