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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ride the train! Rent the canoes! Play frisbee golf! Do it all! Wonderful city park that really puts you one with nature. Enjoy the beautiful Austin weather, almost perfect year round. Then, go home (JK)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chyrisse M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find a parking spot on a sunny Sat Jan afternoon. The park was packed with people walking, jogging, cycling or just sitting on grass hanging out. We did a little bit of exploring it, but liked most the area by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must attend the Austin Trail of Lights at Zilker Park. Such a fantastic activity for families, couples and singles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Voyager635774
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only went to the playground but it was a great view and would come back and try to explore more. There was also a train but we couldn’t figure out where to get in or buy tickets. We didn’t walk around much or do the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtstorm2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours at the Botanical Garden, after we found it (not great signage). Although there were a lot of walkways, and some nice places to sit near water features, there was little to see in terms of anything blooming. We had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sundance18207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice park! We brought our dog here and were surprised and happy to see so much open space! I came in January and found views of Colorado River beautiful. A nice relaxing break from the city of Austin. I’d come back for sure :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jay2l0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large park with lots to do. There is a small sculpture museum, walking paths, soccer fields and just in general a large park w/beautiful things to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank galjm
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Natural hot springs welcomes swimmers all year round. Nice area for picnics and viewing. Parking area is small.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JenniLTL
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed the walk very much at the Zilker Park. The scenery along the river is so beautiful that I went home and painted one of the photo I took there. A few tips if you are thinking about adding this place to your list:...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AnnShen5210
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Well worth a visit around Christmas time. A tip though: don't pre-pay! We went on a whim and when we saw the line, we almost left until we realized that the line was for people who had paid already. For people without pre-paying, there was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.