A suburb of Austin, Pflugerville had a population in 2017 of a little over sixty-three thousand people. The German meaning of Pfluger is ploughman which translates to a person who uses a plow.
One of the draws to Pflugerville is Lake Pflugerville. My friend at Pro Hood Cleaning loves to go to Lake Pflugerville Park. The lake itself is a one-hundred-and-eighty-acre reservoir that was created in 2006. They use a sixteen-mile pipeline from the lower Colorado River to fill the reservoir. The reservoir is used to provide water to the local residents.
The park was built in 2010 with a beach area and picnic/pavilions area. The activities there are jogging, kayaking, swimming and wind surfing. There are seven fishing piers around the lake. The jogging/walking trail is three miles. Motorized boats are not allowed in the lake.
Lake Pflugerville Park is subdivided in four areas. There is the Active Recreation Area that is located in the northeast corner of the lake. There is playground equipment, a swimming beach area, a trail in the park and surrounding neighborhoods, a pavilion for picnicking with restrooms and rental area for boats.
The Nature Area is in the northwest portion of the lake. It has mostly been left untouched. There are marsh grasses and wetland plants. There is an interpretive kiosk, low-lying boardwalks and bird watching blinds.
The Biehle Farm may eventually become an educational/interpretive building.
The Passive Recreation Area is not as developed as the Active Recreation Area with limited amenities. There are fishing piers and the walking/biking trail.