CORE Health Foundation News:
Lady Bird Lake Pier Project
Accessible fishing in the heart of downtown Austin
The CORE Foundation is in the process of raising funds in order to build an accessible fishing pier on Lady Bird Lake (formerly known as Town Lake) in downtown Austin. Based on the plans of a similar fishing pier in Nacogdoches, the pier will allow every angler to take advantage of the unique fishing opportunities of this urban lake, without the need for a boat. The pier has been revised to include a section of dock so boats can be launched, specifically the long "dragon" boats used by the Asian-American Council in Austin. A link to current plans appear below. The partially covered, lighted pier will be located along the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail near Capital Metro routes and accessible parking.
The CORE Foundation would like to thank Randy Scott and Ricardo Soliz at the Parks and Recreation Department for their guidance and support through this project. We hope to gain Austin City Council approval to construct this pier by this fall.
The Foundation is looking for corporate partners, media support and private donations for this innovative project. David Bessent of David Bessent Architects, Inc., have graciously agreed to take the lead on this construction which will cost approximately $80,000.00.
Austin is a special place to live and play. We anticipate that this new downtown amenity will surely become another jewel in the Austin Parks system. For more information and to learn how you can support this exiting project, please call 512-894-0801, ext 15.