Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Town Lake Park Alliance
Throughout 1984, TLPA gathered 19,577 signatures forcing a charter referendum on the upcoming ballot. Under the slogan "Save Town Lake,” (the former name of Lady Bird Lake) proposition 18 sought to make this entire area a public park. Although proposition 18 was narrowly defeated in January 1985, TLPA remained undeterred. In a short time, the group advocated for an expanded plan that called for not only this site to be dedicated parkland, but to protect and enhance the entire town lake corridor. TLPA urged 1985 city council candidates to endorse their proposal and successfully pushed for the election of an environmentally friendly city council that spring.
Erected 2019 by Austin Parks & Recreation.
Location. 30° 15.794′ N, 97° 45.287′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Riverside Drive 0.2 miles east of South Lamar Boulevard (Loop State Highway 343), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Butler and Butler Brick Company (here, next to this marker); Michael Paggi House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shoal Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seaholm Power Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.P. Schneider Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Newspapers, C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Austin City Limits (approx. half a mile away); Old I.V. Davis Homestead (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.