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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were concerned about large crowds on Labor Day so we arrived early. There weren't many parking places left, but once inside the pool area it didn't seem that crowded. The water is beautiful and quite cold. We spent about 3 hours swimming the length...More

Thank LaurieandBill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Completely overshadowed by tall buildings and overpopulation this place truly has gone to the bats. For some reason people still participate in water activity’s. If polluted rivers and the overwhelming smell of Bueno in the hot Texas sun appeals to you then have at it....More

1  Thank scampanozzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park offers a variety of activities e.g. kayaking, paddle boarding, beach volleyball etc. The Barton Spring Municipal pool is located in Zilker Park, as well. It’s nice to walk around, because you are able to see the skyline of Austin.

1  Thank Zimtie90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a walk or hike. Lots of trees and shade when it’s hot outside. Barton Springs is in the park.

Thank FamilytravellerTX
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Great park to spend some time at. Has a great walking and bike bath loop trail, with great views of downtown Austin across Lady Bird Lake along with being able to watch all of the paddle boarders and kayakers.

1  Thank Dylan G
Reviewed 14 August 2018

It was the best place we've been to. Rowing along the Colorado river, even under the heat of the sun, was worth it.

1  Thank belrog122017
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The park must be wonderful in spring and autumn as even during winter it was a very inviting and relaxing place. The park has trails of various lengths and deserves a morning/afternoon even as a tourist. There are provisions for kayaking in the creek as...More

Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Had to see the Iconic Statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan! Lovely area to walk around, have a picnic etc. Enjoyed the atmosphere here!

Thank Alissa D
Reviewed 11 August 2018

It was fun riding scooters around this park and barton springs was an awesome place to visit. My family and friends enjoyed this place with lots to do.

Thank Marisol C
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Huge park with multiple attractions. Can spend weeks exploring them all. the lake, trails, garden, playgrounds, ete. Activities for everyone in the family who is not afraid of being outside. schedule properly, plan to walk a lot.

1  Thank Manuel R
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1 September 2018|
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Response from Alissa D | Reviewed this property |
That would be a perfect day!
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.