Marble Falls' youth population is served by the schools of the Marble Falls Independent School District. Seven schools are a part of the Marble Falls ISD: Marble Falls High School; Falls Career High School; Marble Falls Middle School; Colt Elementary School; Marble Falls Elementary School; Highland Lakes Elementary School; and Spicewood Elementary School.
Nearby Colleges & Universities
Several commuter colleges are located in the Austin metropolis, giving students many options when it comes to obtaining a degree in higher education. A sampling of the area's colleges and universities include Saint Edward's University, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Central Texas College and Southwest Texas State University. Additionally, Texas Tech University has a steadily growing satellite campus in Marble Falls.
Marble Falls' Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates the city's six parks—Johnson, Westside, Falls Creek, Lakeside, Villa Vista, and Chiders—the city's cemetery, pavilion, public swimming pool, and sports fields. Marble Falls features about 90 acres of park land for the benefit of residents.
Johnson Park features three open air pavilions, an amphitheatre, picnic tables and barbeque pits, a beach volleyball court, boat ramps, leash-free dog areas, and play areas. Johnson Park also hosts quite a few community events throughout the year, including LakeFest, the Highland Lakes CASI Chili Pod Cookoff, Scoutarama, Children's Day, and Mayfest.
Westside Park includes 13 acres of space and is one of the community's newer parks, having opened in May of 2009. The park's amenities include picnic tables, three water fountains, playground sets, an open air pavilion, walking trail, and a 9-hole disc golf course.
Falls Creek Park is unique in that it includes its own skate park. Falls Creek Park itself includes picnic tables, barbeque pits, and a canoe-launch area.
Lakeside Park isn't hard to find since it's located on Lake Marble Falls; a swimming pool, pavilion, picnic tables and barbeque pits, basketball and tennis courts, and a boat ramp can be found here.
Meadowlakes is the sister city of Marble Falls located along the shores of Lake Marble Falls. Meadowlakes is home to the Hidden Falls Golf Course, which is open to the public. This city within a city is surrounded by the greater Marble Falls area.
Lake Marble Falls of the Texas Highland Chain of Lakes
Lake Marble Falls is part of the Texas Highland Lakes chain, which includes a total of seven reservoirs and dams along the Colorado River in Central Texas. Other reservoirs along the Colorado River include Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, and Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake).
Lake Marble Falls is considered the youngest of the lakes in the Texas Highland chain of lakes; additionally, it's also the smallest at just 611 acres. This lake was formed in 1951 when the Lower Colorado River Authority built the Max Starcke Dam (formerly the Marble Falls Dam) to help control the flooding of the Colorado River. Because the water level at Lake Marble Falls is pretty consistent throughout the year, the lake is a terrific spot to enjoy a number of water recreational activities. Residents and visitors from all around enjoy coming to Lake Marble Falls for the annual LakeFest and its ever-popular drag boat races and abundant fishing. The Marble Falls LakeFest takes place every August and features a quarter-mile “racetrack” on the lake for over 120 high-speed boats to race on by. Predominant fish species that can be found in the lake include sunfish, largemouth bass, and catfish.