La Piedra de Dedicación

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Created by local artist David Santos, this sculpture, Dedication Stone (Piedra de Dedicación), was erected on May 1996 to symbolize a 20 year dream by the local Mexican American community for a cultural center. On April 25, 1996, 600 River Street which served as a City street and maintenance yard was designated and reserved indefinitely by an Ordinance passed by the Austin City Council as the construction site of the Mexican American Cultural Center.   The Mexican American Cultural Center was officially opened on September 15, 2007.  On August 25, 2010, the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) was renamed the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.