The Danube Island is a multipurpose project on the Danube, with the ostensible purpose of the regulation of the Danube in the city area of Vienna. The Danube Island was artificially created between 1972 - 1987. One of its purpose is a flood control for Vienna. The other purpose is to exist as a leisure paradise for the Viennese people. The Danube Island has evolved over time into a popular recreational area. Locals can spend here their leisure time, bike or get together for a barbecue in a designated areas.