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Party for the Parks is the biggest parks benefit party around. In celebration of Austin Parks Foundation’s mission to connect people + parks, we host an all-access evening complete with local bites, tasty sips and fun activities all to raise much-needed funds for the places that make Austin, Austin – our parks!

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An Austin Party, For Austin’s Parks


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


Some of the best and brightest booze brands will be on hand to toast our parks. Raise your glass to great parks for every Austinite! Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem.


We host a fantastic silent auction plus great tunes and even better company. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium totam rem aperiam.

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 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.

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Host Committee

2018 Chairs: Vanessa & Matt Luckie

Aaron Ashmore
Susan + Brent Bockholt
Butler Brothers + Sisters
Nicole + Travis Dunaway
Monica + Felipe Fernandes

Stacy Keese + Jack Murray
Dana + Daryl Kunik
Salma Manzur
Liz + Rob McGuire
Liz + Doug Opalka
Elaine + Rich Garza

Christy + David Rockwood
David C. Smith + Chris Long
Sarah Jones Simmer + Colin Simmer
John Teinert
Lisa + Stuart Thomajan

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How do I purchase a ticket?

A limited number of individual tickets are will be on sale in August. Sponsorship Packages including VIP ticket packages are available on our Sponsorship page or by contacting our development team 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. See available parking in orange here

How do I sponsor Party for the Parks

Please contact our development team.

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 set up your card with Auction Source, or enter your information when purchasing, 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 do when I arrive at Republic Square?

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 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.


Ace Tailors | Leah + Ford Alexander | AMLI Residential | Auction Source | Austin Eastciders | Austin Fine Properties + John Teinert | Austin Monthly | Austin Property Team | Box | Braun & Gresham | Catellus Development Corporation | Cortez Consulting | Desert Door Texas Sotol | Dunaway|UDG | EASTside Magazine | Amy George + Bill Talbot and Susan + Stuart Laves | Heritage Title Company | ILIOS Lighting Design | Kastner/Gravelle LLP | The Hot Potatoes | Kooper Family Rye Whiskey | La Condesa | Lake|Flato Architects | Vanessa + Matt Luckie | Ride|Austin | Rupert Landscape | Paula’s Texas Spirits | Sarah Jones Simmer + Colin Simmer | Terry McDaniel & Co. Investment Counsel | Texas Capital Bank | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | The Wallis Family | Waterloo Education | Leigh + Doug Wolfe | Zilker Brewing Company