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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-472-4914
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“barton springs” (73 reviews)
“train ride” (36 reviews)
“nature center” (18 reviews)
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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1 - 10 of 715 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While doing up Austin and you need a break from all the great food and music, head to Zilker Metropolitan Park. It is easy to find and you can unwind here or get active with outdoor activities.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Trail of Lights in December; it was spectacular! Two million Christmas lights in so many displays of characters, in the trees, and overhead as a tunnel, just too amazing. Buy a $ 5.00 ticket on line, ride on a large bus and...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zilker Park is a large park that has many feature, including a playground and the popular Barton Springs Pool. What I especially liked is that there is a small "Zephyr" train on the premises on which you can take a ride around portions of the...More

Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was surprising to find this nice park amid of city.Its based on the both side of the lake, which is excellent.Offers great views, great walk and specially offers great boating experience.Must visit.

Thank Abu T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zilker Park is Austin's gem in the heart of downtown area. Lined on one side by the Lady Bird Lake, laced with hike and bike trails, Zilker Park is a naturally clear water Spring fed pool with a gravel bottom, and 68 degrees year round....More

1  Thank JoeMcCullough
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice Hike with the dog (keep them on a leash unless you want a $3-500 fine)! Barton Springs run alongside. Nice views. The riverbed was pretty dry so we could do some nice hiking up it. Easy to do 9 miles in...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

In winter the park is converted in winter wonderland. The lights are beautiful. Plenty of food trucks, hot cocoa, and adult beverage. There is photo with Santa. Plenty of porta potties. Be ready for a lot of traffic and a long wait to get out....More

Thank maggiet0813
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a great park in Central Austin with beautiful scenery, excellent walking trails, and a plethora of activities! Make sure you take in the breathtaking views by the river.

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Austin takes park management seriously. This is another gem of a city park with well maintained trials and Barton Springs. Must do when visiting Austin, rivals any city park I have been to. Easy to use biking/walking trails.

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Few cities with rivers running through them bother making provision for cycle tracks by the waterside but this does. There's also a fabulous fresh water damned area to swim in (we've not braved it yet) plus good bike hire at Barton Springs bike hire. What's...More

Thank Guy A
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15 August 2017|
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Response from marbenPa | Reviewed this property |
no. its free
Pablo W
17 November 2016|
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Response from Jon E | Reviewed this property |
I have been in Zilker Park a number of times after dark and have seen no reason to be concerned, however its a very large park near a big city, consequently I would advise all due caution
16 October 2016|
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Response from magdalucia1 | Reviewed this property |
YEs it is a beautiful place for children. Not just the train, there are playgrounds, swings, and also lots of nature to enjoy. This park is awesome for everyone !