Palmer Event Center - Austin, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 30° 15.611 W 097° 45.207
14R E 619916 N 3348273
Quick Description: The Palmer Events Center (PEC) is situated in Butler Park, a beautiful, 54-acre city park located along the shores of Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake).
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2014 6:56:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMN04P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Palmer Events Center is named in honor of Lester E. Palmer. Mr. Palmer was an Austin City Council Member in the 1950s and later became Mayor of Austin, serving from 1961-1967.

Nestled in the middle of Butler Park, you can step out of a meeting, expo or conference and instantly be surrounded by a gorgeous urban park.

The Palmer Events Center (PEC) has been the facility of choice for many public consumer shows, trade shows, conferences, banquets, receptions, concerts, dances and society balls. The building itself is just as pretty as its surroundings, featur- ing natural limestone and a gently sloping asymmetrical roof, wood trusses and decking, textured concrete, its own pond and some of the best views in the city. Additionally, ceiling fans 20 feet in diameter are located above the covered outdoor, wrap-around terrace.

The facility is comprised of two exhibit halls with spacious lobbies, five meeting rooms, plenty of pre-function space, stunning outdoor terraces and extensive support areas. The PEC parking garage, which contains 1,200 spaces, is conveniently located adjacent to the facility. Entrances to the garage can be found along the north and south borders of Butler Park, on Riverside Drive near South 1st Street and Barton Springs Road between Bouldin and Dawson Streets respectively.

Source: PEC Facts

Size (optional): 131,000 square feet

Ownership: Government owned

Annual Events (optional):
Texas Roller Derby SXSW Gaming Expo Bridal Expo Austin Capital City Comic Con City-Wide Garage Sale

Address (optional):
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas USA

Convention Center website: [Web Link]

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