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Austin City Limits makes millions for city’s parks

The 2018 Austin City Limits music festival has generated more than $5.1m (£3.9m/€4.5m) towards future park improvements across the city.

The Austin Parks Foundation has provided more than $35m over the past 13 years to improve, maintain and revitalise Austin’s public park system.

The relationship means a portion of every ACL Fest ticket purchased supports parks across Austin.

Last year’s $5.1m is in addition to fees, maintenance, and restoration of Zilker Park, which are also paid annually by ACL Festival.

The economic impact report, which was released by music festival producers C3 Presents, states that the festival contributed $264.6m to Austin’s economy last year alone – which is claimed to be the equivalent of 3,000 full-time jobs.

This figure represents a $10m increase over the 2017 event, which raised $255m.

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