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Austin City Council—Nov. 20

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Date: 11/20/2014 9:08:00 AM

Council also set a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending City Code to prohibit fishing from the new Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

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America's 'Best Restroom 2014' Is Verdant And Curvy

Date: 11/19/2014 1:25:00 PM

The winner: Longwood Gardens. A top nominee: Mai Kai in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida A top nominee: Trail Restroom at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. America's best place to go, 2014: Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens wins an award for its restrooms. Public

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Waller Creek Lights Up


Date: 11/19/2014 1:06:00 PM

The conservancy is planning to revitalize the creek with a 1.5-mile chain of parks and trails that will connect the UT campus, downtown, and Lady Bird Lake

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Parkway Properties : Announces Consolidation Of Ownership In Key Austin Joint Venture Assets

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Date: 11/17/2014 1:14:00 PM

The 21-story building offers exceptional views of downtown Austin as well as Lady Bird Lake and includes approximately 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The asset was 86.6% occupied as of October 1, 2014 and is expected to generate an initial full

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Rubber duck race benefits local Boys and Girls Clubs


Date: 11/15/2014 10:56:00 PM

AUSTIN (KXAN) – An unusual type of race along Lady Bird Lake Saturday morning raised money for an organization working to help local youth. KXAN is a proud sponsor of the Austin Duck Derby, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 416 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 18 feet
Lady Bird Lake, an artificial lake on the Colorado River, stretches more than five miles through the south side of Austin in Travis County (centered at 30°15' N, 97°43' W). Named Town Lake, it was formed in 1960 by the construction of Longhorn Dam and is owned and operated by the city of Austin in cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The surface area of the lake is 416 acres, and it is used primarily for flood control and recreation. Development near the lake has caused much outcry among those who believe that the area should be left as a "green belt" as originally planned. Located on the lake's shoreline are hotels and apartments, in addition to various civic and recreational buildings and parks, including the municipal auditorium and the Aqua Festival grounds. Auditorium Shores, a scenic part of the south riverbank, was designated a part of the city's beautification plans. The park features gardens, picnic grounds, and a hike and bike trail along the lake. After the death of former First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson, Austin changed the name from Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake in her honor.

"LADY BIRD LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on January 31, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Good bank access to Lady Bird Lake is available at Auditorium Shores and Festival Beach Park. Shoreline access is also available at Red Bud Island in the upper end of the reservoir near Tom Miller Dam. The Austin hike and bike trail circles almost the entire lower two thirds of the reservoir offering access to the bank. Unimproved boat ramps are located on the north shore at Festival Beach and behind the Holiday Inn Hotel west of I-35. One additional ramp for boats that can be carried is located across Stephen F. Austin Street from Austin High School.


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