It's My Park Day - at a Distance!

Saturday, November 7th from 9:00am to Saturday, November 14th, 2020 5:00pm (CT)
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This year IMPD will be a one of a kind event; a virtual event that's not-so-virtual! This is a unique opportunity to safely get out and explore our parks! Although this event is much different, a great impact still will be made through your participation even if we won't be mulching trees, planting flowers or restoring creek banks. 


Below you will find the complete list of activities you can engage with throughout the week. In order to earn your very own IMPD - At A Distance koozie and shirt you’ll need to complete 5 of the activities, or 3 for just the koozie. Each activity counts as one point toward your IMPD gear, but some activities have additional prizes. Use this form to upload documentation of your completed activities. All activity documentation forms are due on November 14th at 5pm, so be sure to take photos and screenshots as you complete your activities. You can automatically earn your t-shirt now by making a donation of $25 or more to Austin Parks Foundation. We’re so grateful for your continued support of our parks! All this info is also available on the IMPD website


 In person activities 

  • Do a solo trash pickup and take a photo of yourself with your haul. 

  • Take the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights pledge or the Roots and Wings Nature pledge - take a screenshot of your confirmation page. 

  • Take a photo of the oldest Live Oak tree you can find on parkland, whoever finds the oldest tree wins an amazing prize!

  • Find some majestic fall foliage, or a noteworthy or unique tree and take a photo to submit it as the Tree of It’s My Park Day! 

  • Do you have an old school IMPD shirt? Snap a photo of yourself with it and whoever has the oldest shirt will receive a stupendous prize!

  • Submit a shirt design by Saturday, November 14th at 5 PM and the winner will be featured on our IMPD Spring 2021 t-shirt!

  • Use your creative talents to show your love for our parks. Write a song, paint a picture, do a backflip. Whatever you got we want to see it! Use #PeoplePlusParks if you’re also posting to social media. Be sure to upload a picture, video or other file in the documentation form! 

  • Visit a park or nature preserve you’ve never been to before - take a selfie while you’re there! 

  • Visit some of Austin’s most historic parks and take a selfie. 

  • Have a picnic at a park with the letter Z in its name that is not Zilker Park - be sure to take pictures!

  • Find Abraham Lincoln’s cousin’s grave somewhere at a South Austin park, and take a photo. 


Give back to our parks

  • Sign up for our Advocacy e-newsletter - take a screenshot of the confirmation page. 

  • Check if your employer will match your donation or volunteer hours and take a screenshot of your search screen.

  • Fundraise for Austin Parks Foundation on social media, here’s a toolkit to help you get started. Send us your fundraising link! 

  • Select Austin Parks Foundation as your Amazon Smile nonprofit and take a screenshot of the Amazon page with the APF name. 

  • Check out our map of Adopted and Unadopted Parks to connect with a Park Adopter group in your neighborhood - let us know how you reached out.

  • Send a thank you postcard to our essential Parks & Recreation employees and upload a photo of your masterpiece. 

  • Buy something from the APF Gear Shop and take a screenshot of your confirmation email

  • Become a member of Little Hummingbird Society and upload a screenshot of your confirmation page. 

  • Share IMPD - a Distance on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn (sharing on multiple platforms will only count as one activity) - take a screenshot of your post.

  • Join our leadership giving society Groundbreakers


Learning more about our parks

  • RSVP for an upcoming session or view one of our past Parks Summit sessions - tell us what you learned.

  • Check out some of our recent blogs - tell us what you learned.

  • Learn how to mulch and why we spread so much during It’s My Park Day - over 1,200 cubic yards in the Spring 2020 event! Tell us what you learned! 

  • Make and spread seedballs at home, and upload a photo of your finished product.


Stay tuned to our social media channels throughout the week for more content. Don’t forget to fill out the form to earn your shirt and koozie. Once submitted you will be receiving more information on our t-shirt Pickup Party Saturday, December 5th at APF HQ. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to our parks!
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Barry Rivera wrote on October 30th, 2020

Thank you all for registering for It's My Park Day - at a Distance! We will be unveiling all the week's activities Saturday, November 7th at 10 AM, however here are a few items you can get started on right now! We will be adding a form on 11/7 where photos/files can be uploaded for the following contests.

- Take a photo of an old Live Oak tree on parkland, whoever finds the oldest tree wins an amazing prize!
- Do you have an old school IMPD shirt? Snap a photo of yourself with it and whoever has the oldest shirt will receive a stupendous prize!
- Speaking of shirts, want your art to be featured on the Austin-staple IMPD shirt? Submit a design by Saturday, November 14th at 5 PM and the best design will be on our IMPD Spring 2021 T-shirt!
-RSVP for the Summit Series session on November 10th all about inclusive play here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/ILi7wHT-BLiP1oHGppikjQ.

Thank you all so much for giving back to our parks!