We’re Back, Y’all!

After a fully virtual party, and one of our most successful to date in 2020, we’re excited to announce that this year’s Party for the Parks will be back in person and for the first time ever, we’ll be celebrating under the stars live from ACL Music Festival! Join Austin Parks Foundation and help us raise critical funds for our parks – the places that have kept us healthy, safe and sane over the past 16 months! Sponsorships are available now, individual tickets will go on sale in August.

Familiar Fun, New Location

While our venue is changing, you can expect the same laid back experience you’re used to with local food and drinks, amazing live music and fantastic camaraderie as we celebrate our parks and raise funds to improve these important spaces, all while having the festival grounds to ourselves. We can’t wait to see you this Fall to celebrate Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces!



What safety precautions will be in place?

We will maintain the health and safety precautions put in place by ACL Music Festival. A negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend Party for the Parks 2021. The negative COVID-19 printed test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of attending the party. Patrons who are fully vaccinated may show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination instead of proof of negative test. Full details can be found here. Let’s work together to keep each other safe and healthy!

Are masks required to attend?

Information related to masks will be released closer to the festival dates.

How do I purchase a ticket?

Tickets will go on sale on September 9th! You can get your tickets through GiveSmart. Don’t forget to check out the amazing ticket add-ons and silent auction packages as well.

How do I know my ticket purchase was completed?

You will receive an email 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 our team for help.

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

Yes, parking will be available for all Party for the Parks guests! There will be both a VIP parking area as well as parking near the venue for General Admission ticket holders. We’ll also provide transportation to/from the lots to the ACL Music Festival grounds.

What food options are available?

Party for the Parks will feature an upscale picnic, with vegan and gluten free options available. Each meal will be individually packaged to ensure the health and safety of our guests!

What drink options are available?

Each ticket to Party for the Parks provides access to opens bars with a selection of locally sourced beer, wine and cocktails. VIP ticket holders will have access to an exclusive VIP lounge with upgraded drinks and handmade cocktails. Non-alcoholic options will be available to all guests.

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

Please e-mail all sponsor guest names to Liz Rush-Smyth.

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?

More information on this year’s Silent Auction will be released soon!

Are there other ways to give on-site?

More information on all the ways to fun ways you’ll be able to give at the party will be released soon!

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.