VISION FOR DRAKE BRIDGE COMMONS TO BE REVEALED; PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT AT AUG. 17 EVENT
July 22, 2019
AUSTIN (July, 19, 2019)—The Trail Foundation, in partnership with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, invites Austinites to an event where the vision for the new Drake Bridge Commons project will be revealed and public input on the design and programming will be sought on Saturday, August 17, from 9 a.m. until 11am under the Drake Bridge at the north side of the lake.
The community’s feedback will help to inform the next phases of the project, which will transform the space under the 1st Street Bridge and surrounding hillsides into a new public amenity linking downtown to the Butler Trail and Lady Bird Lake.
The event will include free family activities, entertainment, and snacks donated by local vendors.
The Drake Bridge Commons space will incorporate three themes: Equitable Access, Ecological Imagination, and Irresistible Attraction. Program elements could include Trail improvements, green stormwater infrastructure, lighting, water access, seating, donor recognition, interpretive features, and more.
Rios Clementi Hale Studios, hired by TTF to lead the conceptual design for the project, will present the vision for the design, which was created with public input gathered through an event last spring and an online survey.
ABOUT THE TRAIL FOUNDATION:
The Trail Foundation’s mission is to protect, enhance, and connect the Butler Hike-and-Bike-Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. The Butler Trail is the 10-mile lush, urban path in the heart of Austin that gets more than 4.4 million visits every year. Since it was founded in 2003, The Trail Foundation has achieved restoration and beautification projects to the Trail’s infrastructure and environment, while honoring the original vision of the Trail’s founders and ensuring its vibrancy for generations to come. For more information, please visit www.thetrailfoundation.org.
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