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Zilker Metropolitan Park

Open Now: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“barton springs”(87 reviews)
“mini train”(16 reviews)
“kite festival”(14 reviews)
Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four hundred acres of sports fields and woodlands, Zilker Park is a popular weekend destination.
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 April 2004

There are lots of things to do at this park, or you can just sit and relax, or take a leisure walk along the lake. If you have kids, park at the parking lot next to the play ground since it's close to many attractions....More

12  Thank tlt57
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Nothing here except nothingness! You get the gist. It's just a grassland, not even a meadow. And we cannot find the entrance to the arboretum nearby! Horrible day with 100F weather.

4  Thank Yun G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a fabulous day on the Colorado River kayaking. Nature all around calm waters without all the motorized water crafts whizzing by. You don’t even realize you are in the middle of a metropolitan city until you see the city out on the main channel....More

Thank Patriotic L
Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I decided to take a leisurely stroll through Zilker Park. Very worth it! Beautiful landscape and a nice trail along the river, with plenty of wildlife to see.

Thank tman4lom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walking to get here from downtown along the river, and then what a cool swimming pool outdoors - fed by the nearby natural springs. Well worth the time if you want to be outdoors!

Thank Mindwanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park in the middle of Austin provides numerous recreational possiblities. After seeing the Barton Springs pool we wished we had visited in warmer weather! We took a hike around the pool and then around the lake. We enjoyed watching the dogs frolic in the...More

Thank Iris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park is awesome, but they need signs badly. Here visiting friends for a football game and am also in the process of training for a marathon...was scheduled to run 12 miles. Was told Zilker Park was the place to go as they have a 9...More

Thank DavidAlly8115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park and enjoyable stroll on a nice fall day. Lots of monarch butterflies. Easy walking trails and will take about two hours at least to enjoy. For all ages.

Thank RichardK475
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the 2018 ACL on the second weekend. The event was well organized with motor coaches taking you from downtown to the entrance to the festival. The layout of stages and the scheduling worked well so you could get from stage to stage easily....More

Thank davidearlsimmons7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From 1968 until today Zilker Park has been a tru gem and one of the wonders of Austin. The club house for weddings and shindigs is excellent. The view is magnificent. The huge free spaces are wonderful for all manner of fun. Kite flying for...More

Thank Stiglitz11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zilker Park has something for everyone and is a must see for tourists coming to the area. Its a lovely walk from downtown and offers a very peaceful, relaxing time.

1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Park was clean considering how many people were there, quite easy to get in and out of as well. Would visit again.

Thank Becky W
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1 September 2018|
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Response from glennroid | Reviewed this property |
That's a great time to go and kids that age will love Zilker.
17 July 2018|
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
It's 7 miles from the Hill of Life (at the end) to Zilker park where the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail begins. It's 4 hours for an average hiker
26 June 2018|
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Response from ToriEmma | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can fish at Lady Bird Lake. I Googled "fishing Zilker Park" and found government websites on how to do it.