Outdoors

Westcave Preserve

Getting Kids Outdoors

“It started with a dream that kids could go on field trips again,” said Ryan Spencer, with the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. That dream…

Urban Forest

What’s an Urban Forest Worth?

Thirty-four million dollars. That’s how much Austin’s urban forest is worth, according to a ground-breaking new study from the US Forest Service. The study…

Barton Springs Pool Cleaning

Barton Springs Pool will be closed Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 11th for its annual Spring Cleaning. Alternative swimming options during the closure include Deep…

Children in Nature

Children in Nature

The City of Austin is one of seven cities nationwide to have just received a $25,000 grant to help fund a plan to better connect children with…

Melinda Chow

A New Executive Director for AYRW

Austin Youth River Watch has announced the selection of its new executive director, Melinda Chow. Melinda comes from the University of Texas Environmental Science…

Legacy Camp

Camp for Adults

Are you an 18- to 29-year-old looking for leadership skills and loads of outdoor fun? From March 14th to 18th Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is…

It's My Park Day

It’s My Park Day!

It’s My Park Day project registration is now open! Held annually, It’s My Park Day is the Austin Park Foundation‘s largest volunteer event of the…

Hill Country Under Threat

Hill Country Under Threat

The Hill Country is under threat. That’s the warning from a new study published by the University of Texas earlier this month. The study…