Best Parks in the Austin Area

Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:47am.

Best Parks in the Austin Area

It's a great time of year to get out and explore all that Austin has to offer! From small neighborhood parks to parks that span several hundred acres, there is no shortage of outdoor fun in the Austin area. Check out our list of the best parks in and around Austin and what exactly makes them so special.

Park Location Why You'll Love It
Bee Cave Central Park Bee Cave Multiple play structures, walking trails, and basketball courts all provide endless fun near other Bee Cave features like the Hill Country Galleria and Bee Cave Sculpture Park.
Dick Nichols District Park Southwest Austin From the pool, tennis courts, to the splash pad, there's a little something for everyone here. The playscape is also covered by a huge shaded structure, making summer fun even better!
Edward Craig Park Southeast Austin Recently improved, this park features ping-pong tables, new benches and landscaping, a playscape, and more to come.
Elizabeth Milburn Community Park Cedar Park A rock climbing wall, a recreational BMX track, sports courts, a BBQ area, and more - you're guaranteed to find something to pass the time at this park!
Garey Park Georgetown 1.5x larger than Zilker Park, amenities here include a splash pad, fishing ponds, a dog park, an equestrian area, picnic shelters, and so much more!
Katherine Fleischer Park North Austin In the heart of Wells Branch, this park offers everything from a heavily shaded playground and giant playhouse to a pool and multiple sports courts.
Mueller Lake Park East Austin Right across from The Thinkery, this park comes complete with unique, modern play structures and is close to a charming little lake.
Odom School Park South Austin Having recently undergone renovations, this park will impress you with its new shade structure, playscape, and musical play equipment.
Old Settlers Park Round Rock Round Rock's largest park includes over 3 miles of trails, a dedicated playground area, and climbing towers and obstacles, just to name a few things. 
Play for All Park Round Rock This park really is for everyone! With a "pretend town" to play in, a speedway to race bikes, a zip line, and more, it's easy to get caught up in the fun and spend all day here.
Ramsey Park Central Austin A natural play area, climbing equipment, sports courts, and a pool are just a few fun things you'll find here.
Roy G. Guerrero Park Southeast Austin A superb playground featuring nature-themed climbing structures and a tightrope is perfect for the kids, while the disc golf course and trail leading to the Colorado River satisfy the older crowd.
Springwoods Park North Austin This park truly has something for everyone. Nearly completely covered in shade by mature trees, kids of all ages can use the playscapes, while adults can make use of the sports courts and hike & bike trail.
Zilker Park Central Austin Not only is it right next to Barton Springs Pool, but there are also climbing structures, swings, an antique fire engine to "ride," the Zilker Zephyr mini train, and musical features.

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