North Austin pocket park receives $100,000 grant for playground construction

The Austin Parks Foundation on Jan. 23 announced it awarded its annual ACL Music Festival Grant, worth $100,000, to Alderbrook Park. (Courtesy Austin Parks Foundation)
The Austin Parks Foundation on Jan. 23 announced it awarded its annual ACL Music Festival Grant, worth $100,000, to Alderbrook Park. (Courtesy Austin Parks Foundation)

The Austin Parks Foundation on Jan. 23 announced it awarded its annual ACL Music Festival Grant, worth $100,000, to Alderbrook Park. (Courtesy Austin Parks Foundation)

A small park in North Austin will soon get a playground structure and beautification improvements after receiving grant funds.

The Austin Parks Foundation on Jan. 23 announced it awarded its annual ACL Music Festival Grant, worth $100,000, to Alderbrook Park. The pocket park is located at 12444 Lamplight Village Ave., just south of West Parmer Lane.


According to a news release from Austin Parks Foundation, funds from the grant, which is awarded once annually, will go to the park’s playground project, which includes a traditional playscape, boulders, nature play elements and tree plantings.

The project is in partnership with the city of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department with additional funding from Parkland Dedication Fees. This grant is awarded to Adopt-a-Park groups seeking to improve community parks.

“Our neighborhood stayed dedicated to small improvements over the last decade and was able to turn an open field into Alderbrook Park, home to a beautiful butterfly and community garden,” Alderbrook Park adopter Joan Ivy said in a Jan. 23 Austin Parks Foundation news release. “We’re thrilled to receive APF’s Impact Grant and come together as a larger community to create a park that meets the needs of North Austin.”



Residents from North Austin broke ground on the Lamplight Community Garden in November 2018 with financial assistance from the Austin Parks Foundation and the Sustainable Food Center. The butterfly and community garden opened in March 2019.

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By Iain Oldman

Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the reporter for Northwest Austin.


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