In 2020, Austin Parks Foundation converted their in-person conference, The Parks Summit, into a recurring live video series. At first, we saw some great engagement with each session livestreamed on Facebook or YouTube. Over the course of the pandemic, we started to see our video views steadily decline as our users were starting to feel the fatigue of zoom calls and video content.
In early 2021, I proposed that we transition the Park Summit Series into a podcast – thus the Austin ParksCast was born. Season 1 of the podcast launched in February 2021, and we’ve been periodically releasing new episodes ever since!