The Auditorium Shores Trailhead is one of the most highly used access points for the Butler Trail. It was in great need of repairs of the amenities that TTF is incrementally adding to the Butler Trail – new restrooms, water fountains, native plants.
The City had designed a much larger project given the broader park and event space needs for the Auditorium Shores area (now Vic Mathias Shores), including the relocated dog park. The City needed additional funding to be able to fund the construction of the full set of trailhead needs and asked TTF to donate for the things needed by Trail users.
TTF donated $350,000 so Trail users could benefit from new restrooms, water fountains, stormwater treatment of the parking lot runoff, lakefront deck, and exercise/stretching equipment. Austin Parks Foundation, City of Austin, SXSW, and Texas Parks and Wildlife were the other lead donors on the project; a special thanks to the donors below for contributing funds towards TTF’s contribution to the project.