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Violet Crown Trail debuts ‘whirlpool’ patio

Monday, March 22, 2021 by Tai Moses

Photo by city of Austin

The Violet Crown Trail boasts a new patio featuring a striking spiral design fashioned from limestone and contrasting grout colors. The patio, which is located near the trailhead at Latta Drive and Convict Hill, is dubbed the Whirlpool and is intended to serve as a gathering place and outdoor classroom for those on their way to visit Whirlpool Cave. The Austin Urban Trails Program and Hill Country Conservancy are partnering to build portions of the Violet Crown Trail, which when complete will be a “30-mile nature trail that will connect Zilker Park to Hays County,” according to a news release.


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