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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 16 October 2018

Zilker Park has something for everyone and is a must see for tourists coming to the area. Its a lovely walk from downtown and offers a very peaceful, relaxing time.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Park was clean considering how many people were there, quite easy to get in and out of as well. Would visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank I4280HAbeckyw
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Our son is 2 years old. The Zilker Zephyr was, beyond a doubt, the highlight of our vacation, to him. He was so thrilled. I would recommend Zilker Park to any family with young children. Our son also enjoyed the botanical gardens. The trails are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TrystanD7
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You can rent a bicycle and ride through the river's landscapes. End you tour having a refreshing swimming experience and take an uber back to your place.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RobertoD4472
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Love this park near the river. Recommend going on the Kayaks and then taking your kids on the train ride

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iggyxii
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaurieandBill
Reviewed 4 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank scampanozzi
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Zimtie90
Reviewed 26 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dylang73
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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.