From the City of Austin:
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce that as of Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the Auditorium Shores Trailhead is open to the public. This includes an expansion of the parking lot, new restroom facility and associated utility upgrades, trail realignment and widening, shoreline restoration, improved bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, exercise and stretching area enhancements, landscaping, lighting, site furnishings and signage.
Funds for the project were made available through a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and a match from the 2006 and 2012 City of Austin Bond programs.
More information on the project is available at: http://austintexas.gov/department/auditorium-shores-trailhead
PLEASE NOTE: Because of events at the Long Center Wednesday, December 10 through 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, Riverside Drive will be closed between South 1st Street and Lamar Blvd. Therefore, access to the Auditorium Shores Trailhead parking lot will be via the northbound access on the east side of South 1st Street.