What’s Out There Weekend Austin

Laurie Limbacher and Alfred Godfrey led a tour of Deep Eddy for What’s Out There Weekend Austin, a two-day celebration, featuring over two-dozen of the area’s diverse collection of cultural landscapes.

What’s Out There Weekend is a five-year-old program that has been held in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and other cities, and is intended to bring to light the unique landscape legacy and local character of each city. Using expert-led tours, a full-color guidebook and a website with a searchable database, it draws people out into their communities to experience first-hand the culturally-rich landscapes that they see every day but often overlook.

What’s Out There Weekend Austin https://tclf.org/news/features/two-great-days-city-violet-crown was organized by the Cultural Landscapes Foundation in association with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Preservation Austin and with financial support from the National Endowment of the Arts. Over 800 people registered for the event.

Deep Eddy is the site of a spring-fed swimming pool with a long history as an Austin recreation destination.  Limbacher & Godfrey Architects’ renovation of its WPA bathhouse was completed in 2007.