Muny Conservancy Presents
Imagine Muny ft. Asleep at the Wheel, Eric Church, Lukas Nelson and friends
Friends of Austin’s beloved Lions Municipal Golf Course will gather at ACL Live on February 20th, 2022, for Imagine Muny…a night of music and fellowship to raise funds to help make the future of Muny a reality. Imagine Muny comes at a crucial time for the campaign as we imagine how this important greenspace can continue to positively impact our community.
Save Muny supporters Ray Benson (and his legendary band Asleep at the Wheel), Eric Church and Lukas Nelson lead the festivities. In addition to a one-of-a-kind live music performance, and the participation of other special guests, attendees will learn about the vision to preserve and restore Lions Municipal Golf Course that the Austin community is fighting for. There will be multiple opportunities to support the cause including a raffle, virtual silent auction, and commemorative merchandise available for purchase. We hope you can join us!
The Muny Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to raise money for the purchase of the iconic 141-acre tract known as “Muny”. Once the land is obtained, the Conservancy will renovate and operate the property with new public amenities.
Your contributions both small and large also make it possible for the Muny Conservancy to support long term oak preservation, scholarships for the Austin Junior Golf Academy and other urgent course needs.
More than a golf course. A wildlife sanctuary and water recharge zone, Muny is 97 years old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its status as the first golf course to integrate in the south. Muny is the only 18 hole course in central Austin as well as the busiest in town. It serves 12+ area schools and the Austin Junior Golf Academy. Less than 14% of the 60,000 annual rounds played at Muny are played by residents from the same zip code.
In addition to keeping affordable golf in central Austin, The Muny Conservancy has plans to enhance Lions Municipal as a community center for all to enjoy. At a preserved and renovated Muny in the future, you can look forward to regular open park days, farmers Markets, a new walking trail connecting to the Butler Hike and Bike Trail, new community event and meeting spaces, a learning and media center with a focus on history, new restaurant and dining spaces, and much more.
Take Action: Negotiations concerning Muny’s fate between UT and the City of Austin continue with input from the Austin community, the Muny Conservancy and the Save Historic Muny District Board. Please join the effort to save historic Muny as a green space for future generations. Attend an event, follow Save Muny on social media and sign up for updates at SaveMuny.com.
“Muny cannot continue to highlight an important side of the American story unless we take action to preserve it as a resource for its community.”
— Stephanie Meeks, National Trust for Historic Preservation