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Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk Volksmarch

Community Impact Newspaper

Date: 9/26/2014 7:08:00 PM

Noncompetitive walk with distances of 5, 7 and 10 kilometers, circling Lady Bird Lake between Congress Avenue and Longhorn Dam and incorporating the new boardwalk. Finish by 2 pm. Cost is $3 per person, free for first-time walkers and children under 12

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Summit Snags Austin Hampton Inn & Suites for $53 Million

Co Star Group

Date: 9/25/2014 9:46:00 PM

Construction on the hotel was completed in 2002 at 200 San Jacinto Blvd. one block from the Austin Convention Center and Lady Bird Lake in the city's central business district. Over the next year, Summit plans to invest approximately $2.4 million into the

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New In Town: Top 3 Activities

KEYE TV

Date: 9/25/2014 3:39:00 PM

Number 2 on my list isn't very far. Once you're done exploring downtown, hop over to Lady Bird Lake and see why it's packed with people almost every weekend. "You have the canoeing, kayaking...you have the bats, you have Barton Springs. The trails are

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Portion of Auditorium Shores could get name change

My FOX Austin

Date: 9/25/2014 9:50:00 AM

Those who knew him said he was one of the first to come up with the idea for Longhorn Dam, which created Lady Bird Lake. Mathias helped plant trees along the hike and bike trail around the lake. He is one of the founders of Auditorium Shores and had the

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New In Town: Top 3 Activities

KEYE TV

Date: 9/25/2014 5:10:00 AM

Number 2 on my list isn't very far. Once you're done exploring downtown, hop over to Lady Bird Lake and see why it's packed with people almost every weekend. "You have the canoeing, kayaking...you have the bats, you have Barton Springs. The trails are

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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 (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rollb), 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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