On August 25, 2011, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s grant proposal to renovate and further develop the Auditorium Shores (now known as Vic Mathias Shores) Trailhead within Town Lake Metro Park with funding from the 2006 G.O. Bond and 2012 G.O. Bond programs as the City Match.
The project 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, drinking fountain station, site furnishings and signage. Upon completion of the project, the site will serve as an appropriate gateway to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail.