Amplify Patterson 2018

Amplify Patterson 2018!

Amplify Austin Day is coming up March 1-2, and Friends of Patterson Park is planning to participate in the city-wide fundraiser again. We have been working to improve and beautify our neighborhood park since 2002, and we have big dreams for 2018. Our Amplify goal is to raise $4,000 to continue making improvements to our park and support community events throughout the year. #AmplifyATX starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, and you can schedule your donation today!

In 2017 we collaborated with the Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation to host three volunteer work days, eight family yoga classes, and thirteen special events at the park, including a celebration of our new sculpture and the grand opening of our community garden, an egg hunt, National Night Out, and Luminarias at the park. We also received a grant from the Austin Parks Foundation to update seating and tables at the pool.

We are now focused on raising funds to bring more programming and amenities to the park and make it an even more welcoming destination for our neighbors and all the East Austin community. We are so grateful for the support of our Amplify Business Sponsors.  Erin Tassoulas Design + Build, Nicole Cooper Real Estate, Franklin Barbecue will each be matching $250 in donations during Amplify Austin Day 2018, and Nature’s Treasures will be matching $500. The Austin Parks Foundation has offered a 25% match of total funds raised, up to $2,500.

Join us at the Amplify Patterson Ice Cream Party at the playground to kick our campaign off March 1, 4-6 p.m.!

Original illustration by Caitlin B. Alexander.

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FoPP Raises $4,519 During Amplify Austin

A team of Friends of Patterson Park worked together during Amplify Austin, and raised a total of $4,519. We brought together five business sponsors to provide matching funds, six individual fundraisers, and 71 neighbors and friends who supported our campaign. The total raised was three times the amount raised last year. We are filled with joy and gratitude at the generous outpouring of support!

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Business Sponsors

Neighborhood based businesses Cynthia Soliz Law, Erin Tassoulas Design + Build, Nicole Cooper with Horizon Realty, Thunderbird Coffee and Franklin Barbecue each provided $250 in matching funds to the first $1,250 donated.

Individual fundraisers

Cerece Rosenthal, Scheleen Walker, Kate West, Patricia Nuñez, Jane O’Brien, and Cynthia Soliz, avid park lovers who live in Cherrywood, Mueller, and Wilshire Wood, each had individual fundraising campaigns. Including the main FoPP campaign, total donations by individuals were $2,644.

Austin Parks Foundation

Our fiscal sponsor and constant supporter, APF generously matched 25% of the first $2,500 raised. This totaled $625, making the final amount raised $4,519.

What’s next?

We intend to purchase a spinner for the playground, and will hold a meeting in the next 2-3 weeks to determine our next step. Possibilities include a grant application to purchase more benches and finish replacing the outdated trash cans at the park, or a few pieces of fitness equipment. Longer term goals might include updating the playground, or adding a naturalized play area. Email fopp.atx@gmail.com to join our mailing list and take part in making a plan!

Ice Cream Party to Kick Off Amplify Austin and Celebrate Updates

Our neighborhood park is getting a major makeover this week, and we want to celebrate! There were new picnic tables installed at the main pavilion last Friday, and this week PARD is rebuilding the small pavilion by the basketball court, and installing new tables and trash cans both there and at the community garden. That’s a lot of updates for our beloved park, and we are enormously grateful to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation for all they’ve done. Meet us at the pavilion for ice cream on Thursday, March 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m. to celebrate!

We’ll also be kicking off our Amplify Patterson Park campaign on Thursday, since Amplify Austin starts at 6 p.m. We have big plans for 2017 and hope you’ll help us make them a reality! Read more about it and schedule your donation now!

We are so grateful for the support of our Amplify Business Sponsors: Cynthia Soliz Law, Erin Tassoulas Design + Build, Nicole Cooper with Horizon Realty, Thunderbird Coffee and Franklin Barbecue! They will each be matching $250 in donations during our fundraising campaign.

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Photos by J. Potter-Miller/FoPP

 

It’s Time to Amplify Patterson Park!

Amplify Austin Day is coming up March 2-3, and Friends of Patterson Park is planning to participate in the city-wide fundraiser for the second time. FoPP has been working to improve and beautify our neighborhood park since 2002, and we have big dreams for 2017. Our Amplify goal is to raise $3,000 to purchase and install a new spinner (a small piece of playground equipment) and support community events at the park throughout the year. #AmplifyATX starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, but you can schedule your donation today!

We are so grateful for the support of our Amplify Business Sponsors: Cynthia Soliz Law, Erin Tassoulas Design + Build, Nicole Cooper with Horizon Realty, Thunderbird Coffee and Franklin Barbecue! They will each be matching $250 in donations during Amplify Austin Day 2017.