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Welcome to our website! We're on a mission to save Austin's historic Norwood House, a 1922 Arts & Crafts treasure on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX. This special bungalow has been under threat for years, but it has recently been stabilized. It's now READY to be restored and repurposed to serve the people in a taxpayer-friendly way. You're in the right place to find out all about the house and how you can help.

Thanks for visiting, and please be in touch!

Our Mission

The Mission of the Norwood Park Foundation is to restore the Norwood House to its historic exterior appearance, rehabilitate the surrounding historic grounds and gardens, and repurpose the property to serve the people of Austin as a premier, nonprofit and self-sustaining rental venue and community meeting space.

Our Purpose

Located on City parkland, Austin's historic Norwood House is a public park asset, with a stunning view that could command substantial rental revenue for the taxpayers if the house was operating. But with lack of vision in past decades, and municipal budgets strained, the investment required to position Norwood to earn its own keep has not been put forth.

The nonprofit Norwood Park Foundation was formed because there is no money in the budget of the city's Parks & Recreation Department - now or in the foreseeable future - to restore and maintain this remarkable but long-neglected property. Since the will to save Norwood has been strongly established, and since the needs of the deteriorated house have been urgent, we have joined with the City of Austin in a public/private partnership to:

  1. restore the house and grounds,
  2. operate the property in a revenue-generating, self-sustaining fashion, and
  3. ensure its future protection.

In this way, we will save the Norwood House and its beautiful site while modeling a citizen-initiated, volunteer-based civic project that promotes an even greater mission to preserve our town's original, special places. The end result: a natural and cultural treasure..returned to the people of Austin, at minimal cost to the taxpayer.


Norwood Park Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 5682
Austin TX 78763-5682


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Help Us

Thanks for checking to see how you can help! We appreciate your interest.


NPF is a Texas 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and will go toward the restoration, repurposing and permanent protection of the Norwood House and historic estate grounds.

 To donate by credit card, debit card, or PayPal, click this button:

(You do not need a PayPal account to donate using this link.)

To donate by check: We're boomers, we love checks! Make payable to:

Norwood Park Foundation
P.O. Box 5682
Austin, TX 78763-5682


Do you want to:

Make a pledge?

Volunteer your expertise or help with a future event?

Share an idea or a Norwood story?

 Please email us & let us know!

Saving Norwood has been a people’s project from the beginning – we have received pro bono & discounted services from professionals of all types and countless hours of assistance from volunteers and just-plain-interested citizens like yourself.

No contribution is too small!

All donations help us demonstrate public support!


Please join us, and feel the pride in resurrecting one of Austin's very special "places that matter."  Thank you!

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