Join us October 4th at 6:30pm for the biggest parks benefit party around. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s 25 years of People + Parks we’re inviting YOU to a sparkling evening at Brazos Hall. We’re bringing you local bites, tasty sips and fun activities all to benefit the places and spaces that make Austin, Austin – our parks!

Host Committee

Susan & Brent Bockholt
Julie & Adam Butler
Mollie & Steve Butler
Susanna & Marty Butler
Elaine & Rich Garza
Vanessa & Matt Luckie
Salma Manzur
Elizabeth McGuire
Stacy Keese & Jack Murray
Christy & David Rockwood
Caitlyn Ryan
Melissa & Carl Stewart
Terry & Daniel Woodroffe


A limited number of individual tickets will go on sale in August. Sponsorship Packages are now available for Party for the Parks 2017! Contact Shelley Hardeman for more information or purchase your sponsorship here.


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 local eats over wedge salads and rubbery chicken, do we have the party for you! We’re bringing you some of the cities best bites as you tour the venue picking up tasty treats from the likes of Juliet Italian Kitchen and other great Austin eateries.


Local Revelry

NEW this year we’re adding a stellar live auction experience, but don’t sleep on our silent auction, with packages to pique any interest. Plus, Austin’s best and brightest booze brands will be on hand so you can sample the best of what Austin has to offer all while toasting our parks!


Local Tunes

It wouldn’t be an Austin party without some great local jams – we’re the live music capital of the world, after all! We’ll keep the tunes coming as DJ Gatsby spins ACL artist mixes in the main party room, and on the rooftop deck.


Silent Auction

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

Live Auction

The Hostess with the mostest, Gayle Stallings, will live auction some amazing packages, and has a few extra activities planned to keep you on your toes!

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 and more! Check out the benefits of being a silent auction donor here.

Click here to submit your package details now!

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Austin Monthly | Jayna & Barry Burgdorf | Catellus | EASTside Magazine | Industry Print Shop | KUT & KUTX | Quik Print | The Wallis Family

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 purchase a ticket?

A limited number of individual tickets will go on sale in August. Sponsorship Packages are now available for Party for the Parks 2017! Contact Shelley Hardeman for more information or purchase your sponsorship here.

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 Shelley Hardeman, Development Director, 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 Shelley Hardeman, Development Director, 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. 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!