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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 December 2018

Austin is so fortunate to have a large park right in the middle of town - and with (usually) plenty of parking. Soccer fields, multiple walking trails, canoe rentals, and the iconic Barton Springs pool, open for swimming year around (except for an annual cleaning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mjsAustin_Texas
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon decided to rent some bikes and go on a bike ride. Lots of nice trails to ride along the river. The park is very clean and spacious.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patriotic L
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tman4lom
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mindwanderer
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Iris H
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidAlly8115
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK475
Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidearlsimmons7
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

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.