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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 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
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NEKMom3
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Manuel R
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Visit the gardens, swim in the spring, walk the trails, use the sports fields...there is a lot to do here. We visited to partake of a free musical (All Shook Up, featuring Elvis tunes) which was really impessive, particularly for something that was free! Park...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There is a lot to do in and around the park. LOTS of trails, with a lot of shade. Very scenic along the water which is a pretty green color. Tons of people walking, riding bikes, running, kayaking. Wide open spaces. Very nice gardens.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Merilee D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Zilker Park is the place to go in Austin for Christimas lights. It gets a little crowded, so get there early. After touring the lights display, cross the street, climb the hill and enjoy a hot chocolate from one of the food trucks. The bad...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TravelingPat
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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.