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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 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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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Zilker Park was a wonderful place to walk. We walked for hours with plenty of benches to stop and rest. There were families, dogs and bicycles. Everyone was enjoying the space and trail. Beautiful park and lovely time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teresa987
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Its a great park for all ages and all activities. lot of parking space , wheelchair accesible in all areas. Need more picnic benches though....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anjum S
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Lovely Austin park with many options. Check out the garden (only $2!), hikes, sculpture park. All quite lovely and relaxing. Don't miss if you're in the Austin area!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Strangelove713
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

This is a spectacular light show using a Disney theme. That will be a delight to both adults and children. The millions of bulbs and figures enchanted this show.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

We visited Zilker Park for the Trail of Lights at Christmastime. It was beautiful and was highlighted by the Austin skyline behind it! Parking is always a challenge at Zilker and we had to walk quite a way to get to the park. This is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Austin's "Central Park". Also contains the spring fed Barton Springs swimming pool. Train ride for little people, and good playground. Many acres of open space. walk/jog trail along Lady Bird Lake.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rharrison44
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Beautiful park with lots to see and people watch The walkways are well maintained and there's a off leash dog area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artist2be
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I have seen Zilker Park both in its "bare" state and all dressed up for the huge Austin City Limits Music Festival. It's a wonderful park and is beautifully laid out.

Date of experience: October 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.