City plans Boardwalk’s grand opening

Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake. (Jose Torres/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin and The Trail Foundation are planning a big community celebration for the grand opening of the Boardwalk.

Organizers have a variety of performances scheduled for Saturday, June 7.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be live music by the SoundWaves, a festive march across the Boardwalk led by the Eastside Panther Drumline, and an aerial dance performance under Interstate 35 by Blue Lapis Light.

The Boardwalk will close a 1.3 mile gap in the 10 mile Butler Trail. It will also provide a new alternative to cyclists and pedestrians who use East Riverside drive to get to downtown Austin.

The celebration starts at 10 a.m. at Lakeshore Trailhead on the eastern end of the Boardwalk.

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