The Trail Foundation and the City of Austin plan to celebrate the grand opening of the Boardwalk on the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. The boardwalk provides safe, continuous pedestrian and bicycle access for all levels of ability and links communities on the east and west sides of the city. Themed “Run, Walk or Bike on Water,”the celebration includes a ribbon cutting ceremony, a festive march across the Boardwalk, family entertainment and more.
The Trail Foundation estimates that 3,000 to 15,000 people use the Butler Trail every day. The trail was built in the 1970s as part of a lakefront beautification effort, and now serves as an alternative transportation route for Austin’s growing urban core.