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Spend an afternoon at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls

A diver swings out from a rope into Lake Marble Falls from the banks of Lakeside Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Lakeside Park on the shore of Lake Marble Falls is a year-round recreation destination. With the wide lawn of lush green grass and no shortage of sunshine, it’s a place the entire family can enjoy.

Bring a lunch and eat under one of the many covered picnic tables, complete with barbecue pits. The huge lawn is never crowded (except for Fourth of July or LakeFest!) and is a perfect place to run around and explore. You can even feed the ducks and geese if that’s your thing.

As a Lakeside Park, it features plenty of lake activities. Wriggle your toes in the sandy beach installation, dive into Lake Marble Falls, or take just a dip in one of the wading pools.

There’s also a boat ramp (with trailer parking) for direct access to Lake Marble Falls. Take a boat, a personal watercraft, a kayak or a paddleboard for a spin on the lake. To find a list of local rental businesses, click here.

Also, we can’t forget the swimming pool, which has a diving board for the big kids, a waterslide, and a wading pool with a mushroom water feature for the little ones. The pool operates during the summer from May to late August.

Each summer, the lawn is filled with spectators for the LakeFest drag boat races, an iconic event in the Highland Lakes. Competitors from across the nation bring unbelievably fast boats — we’re talking speeds over 260 mph — to race.

During the holidays, Lakeside Park truly brightens up. Walkway of Lights transforms the park into a winter wonderland that sparkle and glows. The annual Christmas lights display is organized by the city as a gift to the community.

The future of Lakeside Park is also bright. It is on track to finish the first phase in a series of improvements in 2020, with even more upgrades to come. Enhancements proposed for the area include a boardwalk, fountains, amphitheaters, gardens, and more.

Lakeside Park is located at 305 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls. Visit the city website for more information.

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Chris —
Is there any entry fee?
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