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Zilker Metropolitan Park, Austin

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#6 of 31 in Parks in Austin
Near Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a hub of outdoor recreation. Cycling and hiking trails take visitors around Lady Bird Lake and through the 142 hectares (350 acres) of surrounding woodland and lawns. The large urban park hosts sporting events, such as soccer, volleyball, and polo, as well as concerts, such as an annual music festival. Consider a visit to the Zilker HIllside Theater or the Nature Center for indoor activities. To rest your feet after a day of exercise, take a ride on the Zilker Zephyr, a miniature train that tours the attraction. Use our Austin online driving holiday planner to add Zilker Metropolitan Park and other attractions to your Austin vacation plans.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 cit...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Zilker Park is a fun place where a lot of people and hobbies and interests intersect. The park is a lot of things to a lot of people. To me it’s just like a nice park and it has a great spring fed pool and dog area. Also, the concession stand used to have one of the best burgers in town! I have enjoyed going to Zilker Park since 1990. I used to drive the train when I was a younger man. Hey- Thank you!
  • Had such a great time at this pool. It's not everyday you get to find a freshwater pool. You even get to enjoy the Austin skyline while taking a dip. Definitely bring your towels and floating materials if you are into it. The admissions desk only take cash so if you intend to pay with card, you'll need to purchase a ticket at one of the kiosks.
  • We liked canoeing here however water wasn't Clean this time. Last year in March it was much better than today! Could see turtles and frogs that time. Request for those private canoe and kayak rental shops and government to take a look at lake for cleanliness. Train ride was fun :)
  • Was here with family on long weekend. Huge park but no attendents or proper signs. No amenities. Dirty cramped toilet. I hated unleashed pets in the stream and water was very dirty too. Algae all over on the rocks in the stream. Be careful. But you can have fun kayaking or canoeing.
  • this place is amazing. There is so much to do whether it's taking a dip in the Barton Springs Pool or taking out a kayak on the river. It's like an oasis in the middle of downtown and if you didn't know better you wouldn't know that you're in the middle of a city. It's beautiful here. It is definitely a place that you have to visit when visiting Austin.

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