September 30th @ 7:30 PM

Bid on silent auction

September 30th @ 7:30 PM

Bid on silent auction here

Our parks need your financial support now more than ever.

This year, we want to raise $200,000 for Austin’s parks!

Our parks need your financial support now more than ever.

This year, we want to raise $200,000 for Austin’s parks!

At Home Experience

Ticket holders will pick up their food + drinks from 12-6 pm at our drive thru pickup party on 9/30!

Sponsor food and drinks will be delivered right to your door in advance of our live stream program

Our program will begin at 7:30 pm. Tune in to the livestream from home or your favorite park!

Why Do We Party for the Parks?

Given Austin Park Foundation’s 25-year-commitment to improving parks, we were ready when Austin had to shelter in place. The importance and benefit of parks has never been more evident than during this pandemic. Proceeds from Party for the Parks will ensure APF’s work continues in caring for Austin’s nearly 300 parks, including park renovations like Georgian Acres and Little Walnut Creek, continuous park care and community events.

Bid on silent auction

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?

Given Austin Park Foundation’s 25-year-commitment to improving parks, we were ready when Austin had to shelter in place. The importance and benefit of parks has never been more evident than during this pandemic. Proceeds from Party for the Parks will ensure APF’s work continues in caring for Austin’s nearly 300 parks, including park renovations like Georgian Acres and Little Walnut Creek, continuous park care and community events.

Bid on silent auction here
Entertainment by

JACKIE VENSON

Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her complexly beautiful music and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Aloe Blacc, Citizen Cope to name a few. We’re thrilled to have her perform during the Party for the Parks program!

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.

Raffle presented by
A winner will be selected at random and announced during the P4P program on September 30th!

Enter to win one of these YETI item packages:

One YETI V Series Hard Cooler valued at $800
Two Trailhead Camp Chairs valued at $600
Panga Backpack 28 valued at $300
Raffle presented by
Raffle by YETI tickets will be sold online through September 27th! A winner will be selected at random and announced during the P4P program on September 30th. Don’t forget to tune in to see if you are a lucky winner!

Enter to win one of these YETI item packages:

One YETI V Series Hard Cooler valued at $800
Two Trailhead Camp Chairs valued at $600
Panga Backpack 28 valued at $300
Bid on silent auction

DINING EXPERIENCE

Brought to you by
Restaurant & Cuisine

Emmer & Rye’s menu is designed around the farmer’s haul with a focus on local, seasonal cuisine. The Party for the Parks menu will feature options for carnivores and vegetarians alike all from the comfort of home. They were named one of Austin 360’s best restaurants for the last three years.

Chef Kevin Fink

Kevin Fink, Chef-owner at Emmer & Rye, found his love for food at an early age when he would trail his father working in the restaurant industry. He was named one of FOOD & WINE Magazine’s “Best New Chefs,” a 2018 and 2019 finalist for “Best Chef Southwest” and a 2020 finalist for “Best Chef: Texas,”

Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph

Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Pastry Chef and Partner at Emmer & Rye, began his culinary journey as a young boy when he spent every Saturday afternoon baking with his aunt. He received the StarChefs Rising Star Award in 2017 and this year he was named one of FOOD & WINE Magazine’s “Best New Chefs of 2020.”

2020 GOLDEN SHOVEL AWARDS

Congrats to our 2020 award winners!

Every year, we honor individuals and organizations that demonstrate a high-level of commitment to Austin’s parks through volunteerism, environmental stewardship, financial support and more. Congratulations to our Partner of the Year, Park Adopter of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year award winners!

Volunteer of the Year

René Hernandez

René adopted Kendra Page Neighborhood Park in 2018. He is a dedicated steward of his park, neighborhood advocate and volunteer project leader. Thank you for all your hard work, Rene!

Adopt-A-Park Team
of the Year

Friends of Brentwood Park

There’s been a dedicated adoption team at Brentwood Park before APF was founded! Their years of hard work led to a brand new playground that families in their neighborhood will enjoy for years to come.

Partner of the Year

In challenging times and beyond, AMD has demonstrated a unique commitment to our parks, trails and green spaces. We’re grateful for your partnership and financial support over the last 15 years!

2020 SPONSORS

We’re grateful for the support of our amazing sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor? 2020 sponsorships are still available. Click here to learn more!

2020 SPONSORS

We’re grateful for the support of these amazing sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor? 2020 sponsorships are still available, check out the benefits here!
PLATINUM SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSORS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Join the Live Chat on YouTube!

Joining the live chat is best way to get involved and connect with other guests during the Party for the Parks program on September 30th! Click here for instructions on how to join the live chat on 9/30.

Pick-Up

If you purchased GA or GA+ tickets, you should have received instructions in your inbox for pick-up at Austin Sunshine camps from 12pm to 6pm. Please see instructions here if you did not receive this email.

Delivery

If you are a sponsor with VIP tickets, you should have received instructions in your inbox with delivery information including your selected delivery time. Please see instructions here if you did not receive this email.

Questions?

For questions, please email support@austinparks.org.

What makes Party for the Parks different in 2020 than previous years?

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 are bringing you an evening of local bites and tasty sips at home, while we raise much-needed funds for our city’s parks, trails and green spaces. Enjoy the festivities of Party for the Parks at Home from your backyard, or even your favorite park.

How do I purchase a ticket?

Dinner to-go tickets are sold out as of 9/29, but you can enjoy the Party for the Parks program by virtually RSVPing 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 us for help.

Where do I pick up my Dinner on September 30th?

Did you purchase a General Admission or General Admission Plus ticket? Your food will be available at a drive-thru Pickup Party on September 30th from noon to 6 pm at Austin Sunshine Camp (located on 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd). See you there!

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.