The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is dedicated to serving the individuals, community groups, and non-profits that make Austin such a vibrant city. Our city is renowned for its 300 plus parks, which are built and maintained in collaboration with the amazing community members who call Austin home. The goal of the Community PARKnerships Program is to assist members of the Austin community in creating their own visions of public space.
The Community PARKnerships Program encompasses opportunities to coordinate community-led clean-ups, facilitate activities, and propose and advocate for park enhancements. By leveraging resources, volunteer time, and talent, we are able to enhance Austin’s parks and help grow a sense of community and stewardship. We encourage you to explore the programs below. By working together, we create community!
The PARD Community PARKnership initiative encompasses the following programs: