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Zilker Playground

Neighbourhood: South Austin
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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: +1 512-974-2000
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05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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This 351 acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and...

This 351 acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events for the individual or the whole family.

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Downtown scenery to play, park or just enjoy year round fun

Whether you are there for a picnic, ride the train, play a game, enjoy a venue or just hangout with "mother nature"; it is always fun place to say you have been once or throughout... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Xochtil69
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whether you are there for a picnic, ride the train, play a game, enjoy a venue or just hangout with "mother nature"; it is always fun place to say you have been once or throughout the year...One of the many park playground that offer so much for the young and the young at heart. An Austin "staple" to venture.

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Texas
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A good place to spend a few hours with your grandkids. This playground is set in a beautiful park and extra bonus is the train ride. We took 2 rides as the kids liked it so much. Just take water if you're there in summer.

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Thank petraAbuDhabi_Uae
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Zilker Park itself is Austin's backyard! It is a great location for playing, picnicking, people watching...the park offers a wide variety of options for all ages. The playground is worth visiting several times. The imagination of a young park visitor will just run wild! Fun playscape that doesn't get old quickly, train ride that is interesting for small and older... More 

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Thank Chyrisse M
Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We spent about an hour here on a sunny day and had to tear my 2 year old away from it. He loved the sprawling play structure and we enjoyed the beautiful setting. It's right next to the famous Barton Springs Pool so you could definitely make an afternoon of it. The miniature train runs right through the playground- much... More 

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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a spot that you will love. Definitely go for a train ride. The playground is fun for all ages.

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Thank Deborah N
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Really neat playground area. A short walk down to the river and Barton Springs pool. It was too cold for us to dip even a toe, however (brave) people were out swimming. Overall, a nice peaceful place to spend sometime with the kids.

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Thank Texan F
Austin Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Ride the old time train through the park - it's just as sweet as it can be. Even on a blustery day little kids love it. And for parents and grandparents, it's like going back in time. Great, simple fun.

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1 Thank RPM1202
Austin, Texas
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is an Austin tradition! Solid playscapes and adequate parking, next to Zilker pool. Bring cash to ride the train!

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Thank Shelli W
Austin, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Two large playground areas and a train. Fun for kids 2-10. Grab snacks and a snow cone from the snack shop.

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Thank tdubaustin
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82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

The Zilker playground was a nice place to get away for the day and just allow the kids to burn off some energy. The playground has various play areas and also a train that runs through the park at various times. The train costs a small fee to enjoy though we did not ride on it. All in all, its... More 

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