Auditorium Shores is often the locale for outdoor concerts, festivals and other events. Other times, it is a great open space for a game of frisbee, flying a kite or letting your dog roam freely. The Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial statue is located at Auditorium Shores, along the south bank of Lady Bird Lake on the Hike-and-Bike Trail.
Before the Pennybacker Bridge was built, Austin's 360 highway dead ended into Lake Austin. The south section of Loop 360 from US 290 to RM 2244 was opened on February 11, 1970. The last section of roadway for Loop 360 (excepting the bridge) between RM 2244 and FM 2222 was approved on September 30, 1976.
The Austin Aquarium is designed for your family to interact and feed the animals. Austin Aquarium welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, and is especially excited to introduce children and families to the world beneath the ocean’s surface.
About Us The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.
Barton Creek is a tributary that feeds the Colorado River as it flows through the Texas Hill Country. The creek passes through some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin, surrounded in many parts by a greenbelt of protected lands that serves as a habitat for many indigenous species of flora and fauna.
Learning at the Blanton. As a part of the University of Texas at Austin, education is a core mission of the Blanton. Both university students and faculty have opportunities to participate in museum programming as well as pursue academic enrichment and collaboration.
The Cathedral of Junk stands quietly in the backyard of a small house on a suburban street on the south side of Austin. Unlike other busybody constructions that we've visited -- the Forevertron, the Garden of Eden, the Orange Show-- this one blends with its neighborhood.
Austin Graffiti Park is a colorful blast! Occupying the remains of an old building foundation, the 3 story graffiti art park is the largest in the nation, and brings tourist, renowned artist and local taggers together to make their mark and appreciate an ever-changing canvas.
Welcome to the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, our community paint park located at 11th & Baylor St. in downtown Austin, TX. This educational project is managed by the non-profit HOPE Events and was ofﬁcially launched in March 2011 with the help of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey.
No person within 150 yards of the shoreline of Lake Austin, Lake Walter E. Long, or Lady Bird Lake shall use or operate, or assist in the use or other similar device to propel or launch fluid filled balloons or other projectiles towards the waters of said lakes.
Lake Travis is a reservoir on the Colorado River in central Texas in the United States. The reservoir was formed in 1942 by the construction of Mansfield Dam on the western edge of Austin, Texas by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), and was built specifically to contain floodwaters in a flash-flood prone region.
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is proud to offer you the “Adventure of a Lifetime”. LTZA provides an Active Outdoor Adventure that is FUN for people of all Ages. Our World Class Tour offers 5 Ziplines. The last three lines are the Longest and Fastest Ziplines in Texas.
Lake Maps. No known lake contour map exists. Fishing Regulations. This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake. Angling Opportunities. Walter E. Long Reservoir contains excellent populations of largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass.
The Mayfield–Gutsch Estate, now named Mayfield Park, is a historic cottage, gardens and nature preserve in west Austin, Texas on a bluff overlooking Lake Austin.Originally built in the 1870s, the cottage was purchased by former Texas Secretary of State Allison Mayfield in 1909. In 1922, the house passed to Mayfield's daughter, Mary Frances, and her husband, University of Texas professor ...
Follow trails winding through the Hill Country woods. Explore the remains of an early Texas homestead and a very old rock shelter. All of this lies within Austin’s city limits at McKinney Falls State Park - what are you waiting for? Things to Do. Think of the park as Austin’s backyard; we’re just 13 miles from the state capitol.
The bridge was dedicated officially November 29, 1982 by Austin mayor Carole McClellan and other public officials and opened for traffic December 3, 1982. The bridge is named for Percy V. Pennybacker Jr., who designed bridges for the Texas Highway Department and was a pioneer in the technology of welded structures.
Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park has become the center of attention in the search for a site for a possible Major League Soccer stadium. Since Jan. 26, when Precourt Sports Ventures withdrew interest in its preferred location, Butler Shores Metropolitan Park, much of the public conversation has shifted to the near 400-acre park in Southeast Austin.
Although located in the heart of Austin, the Shoal Creek Trail shelters trail-goers from the bustle of the city as it meanders along the creek under a canopy of old oak trees. Built in the early 1960s, the trail is the city's oldest and its surface varies from concrete to crushed gravel and compacted dirt.
Held on the first Tuesday of the month, UMLAUF After Dark offers visitors a chance to explore the Garden and Gallery Exhibition free of charge after hours. Join us this month for screen-printing, live music, light refreshments, and a conversation with local author Stephen Harrigan about his book Remember Ben Clayton.
On August 1, 1966, after stabbing his mother and his wife to death the night before, Charles Whitman, a former Marine, took rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the Main Building tower at the University of Texas at Austin, then opened fire on persons indiscriminately on the surrounding campus and streets.
Learn more about Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park , Opens a popup Specialties The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide, protect and preserve a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.
Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 26 fenced acres of varied topography on the south bank of the Colorado River near downtown Austin. Its diverse topography is especially suited to depicting different habitats and displaying an array of native, hybrid and exotic plants.
The Zilker Zephyr, Zilker Park's miniature train, provides a 20-25 minute train ride around the park. This is a great way for children and adults to get a tour of Zilker Park, allowing them the perfect opportunity to see Barton Creek and Lady Bird Lake at a leisurely pace.