S1E4 Parks Are Essential: Budgeting to Reflect Austin’s Values


Today’s conversation focuses on how our city’s budget impacts public assets like our parks, trails and green spaces. What can we do to make sure the City of Austin budget reflects our values?

Budgets are often described as “moral documents.” Investments in education, healthcare, parks and recreation and other social services can directly address social issues that our community is experiencing.

The good news is that you can help! If we want our city’s budgets to reflect what’s important to us, we must raise our voices. We can also amplify the voices of those who are historically underserved and underrepresented.

We’re honored to have Andrew Hairston from Texas Appleseed as well as Tiffany Cabin and Lucas Massey from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

Learn more about Texas Appleseed and the work they do to promote social and economic justice for all Texans at texasappleseed.org.

Music & transitions provided by Honey Son. Check out his music on Spotify and YouTube!

The Austin ParksCast is a production of Austin Parks Foundation. Find out more information about our Parks Summit series, and the work we do to improve parks for every Austinite at austinparks.org.