Lakeway residents have voted against selling parts of Rebel Park and Sailfish Park to private citizens, according to preliminary results.
Unofficial results had voters rejecting the sale of Rebel Cove on a 58 to 42 percent vote and rejecting the sale of Sailfish Cove on a 59 to 41 percent vote. Approximately 1,850 people voted on the propositions.
The portions of Rebel Park and Sailfish Park that were for sale are often submerged by Lake Travis and are largely unused by the greater community, Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones said in April. Landowners adjacent to the parks’ coves wanted to buy the land so they could build boat docks that went to the middle of the cove.
In 1974, the Lakeway Company donated Rebel and Sailfish parks, in addition to other parkland, to the Lakeway Civic Corporation. Thirteen years later, the LCC donated the land to Lakeway.
Council unanimously approved the special election authorizing the sale of Rebel Cove and Sailfish Cove.
City ordinance requires voter approval for the sale of any parkland.