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Crenshaw Overlook dedication this Friday

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

This Friday the city will hold a dedication and sign unveiling for the Roberta Reed Crenshaw Overlook, located on the north side of Lady Bird Lake. The ceremony will take place on the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Congress Ave. at 2 p.m. on April 6. Crenshaw was one of the forces behind making the Parks and Recreation Department what it is today, and was a member of the Austin Parks Board for 18 years, serving as chair for five of those years. A press release from the city elaborates: “Roberta Crenshaw was an environmentalist, a pioneer of the Greenbelt and one of the leading forces behind the creation of many of Austin’s best loved natural and cultural treasures. As a visionary, she campaigned for 60 years as the driving force for preserving parkland and trails in Austin, and her passion and commitment helped protect the environment around Lady Bird Lake, as she galvanized support for the Hike & Bike Trail. Roberta’s vision and tireless personal commitment helped shape the Austin parks system into the nationally recognized source of pride and inspiration that it is today.”

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