Brazos Bluff - Town Lake Trails' Latest Upgrade
As an inaugural project from the 15 Projects selected for the 15th anniversary of the Austin Trail Foundation, Brazos Bluff adds a much-needed stopping point along the Trail for people to take a quick stretch, meet for a lunch picnic, contemplate or more. The parkland adjacent to the Four Seasons was steeply sloped, causing significant erosion of the Trail and the riparian edge when it rained. Designed by Pharis Design and built by Austin Deck Company, this project addresses the stormwater that flows across this site in an aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sensitive manner that prevents further erosion of the Trail and the lake edge.
It includes an Ipe deck along the Trail for users to gather or rest as well as protects the existing shade trees’ sensitive roots. As well as providing a space for shade and rest, these improvements to the trail system ensure that Austinites will be able to enjoy this stretch of the trail for many years to come. TimberTown was pleased to provide the Ipe used in this project.