Local parks in “every corner of Austin” will soon get a facelift thanks to the $7.2 million the 2022 Austin City Limits music festival generated for the Austin Parks Foundation, Mayor Kirk Watson announced May 9.

The music festival—led by production company C3 Presents—has generated over $55 million for Austin’s parks in the past 18 years.

Park improvements
  • The Henry Madison Cabin in Rosewood Neighborhood Park will be restored with ACL funds. The cabin—built in 1863—honors Austin’s first African American City Council member.
  • Austin’s first all-abilities playground will be built at Onion Creek Metropolitan Park. All-abilities playgrounds have features that support children with special needs.
  • Trail improvements and maintenance will be made along the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
  • A park will be built in the Brownie neighborhood.
  • More park improvements made from ACL Fest 2022 revenue can be found here.
Zooming out
  • ACL Fest 2022 brought in about 75,000 fans per day throughout both weekends.
  • The festival brought $447.9 million to Austin’s economy.
  • ACL has generated over $3 billion for Austin’s economy since the city started tracking the music festival’s economic impact in 2006.

Get involved

Residents can contact their district’s council member to give feedback on park projects.

Click here for information on ACL’s 2023 lineup and ticket information.