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Learn about sports and recreation in Austin and read about local teams, outdoor activities, parks and community centers.
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How Town Lake Became Lady Bird Lake
The lake that lies in the heart of Austin changed names nearly half a century after its creation. Out of habit, many old-timers still call it by its old name -- Town Lake -- though the city officially changed it to Lady Bird Lake after the death of former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, who called Central Texas home.

Hit the Links in Austin
With 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 68 degrees, Austin is a great place to hit the golf course.

Austin Rocks
One of the great things about Austin’s central Texas location is that there is easy access to a number of excellent rock climbing destinations. Here are a few to consider.

Cheap Outdoor Fun
If you’re going to explore the great outdoors of Austin, you might as well do it on the cheap. Here are some easy ways to do it.

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