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Best parks in Austin

Outdoor Event Space
“A local favorite. This is the place to be on weekends. Right next to downtown and full of outdoor activities. Cool to Barton Springs too!> ”
806 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Connect with the green belt anywhere it winds along to experience the natural limestone rock formations and great him, bike , and walk trails. ”
217 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great spot to take photos! Wonder aimlessly through the trails and over the creeks.”
120 locals recommend
“Open for day & overnight use all year Popular site for camping, hiking, biking & fishing, & for "Old Baldy," a 500+-year-old cypress tree.”
108 locals recommend
“Best view of the city, movies in the park Wednesday in the Summer. Great place to bring a picnic and sit out and relax. ”
136 locals recommend
“This is a popular place to visit to see all the native flowers and plants of Texas. It is especially busy in the springtime when bluebonnets begin blooming.”
99 locals recommend
“Mueller Lake Park is, hands down, the most beautiful park in Austin, in my opinion. It has a wonderful playground for the kids across from the Thinkery kids museum, plus beautiful trails alongside a gorgeous lake. There’s even a food park area and an amphitheater where locals play/teach bocce ball. ”
82 locals recommend
“Beautiful gardens and nature trail overlooking Lake Austin. Also home to a large family of peacocks.”
78 locals recommend
“5 to 7-min walk away this is our neighborhood park! Winding alongside shoal creek, you can walk paved or wooded trails, throw a frisbee or have a cookout.”
45 locals recommend
“Hike and bike trail, shallow water, dogs are welcome off-leash (not fenced), picnic tables, and lots of parking.”
39 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Perfect spot for kids to run around while parents have a coffee (or a beer) and fab food trucks on-site”
34 locals recommend
“One of the largest strip malls in the area. They also have a wonder movie theater with great reclining seats. Just down Old San Antonio towards Austin.”
30 locals recommend
“stacy park is a mini greenbelt along blunn creek, its a great way to walk the neighborhood”
18 locals recommend
Dog Run
“the best off leash dog park in town! Its an island, so unless your dogs are really adventurous swimmers, they can't get lost! ”
24 locals recommend
“Get ready, this place is fully nude!! It’s on beautiful Lake Travis and is an isolated beachy area where no clothing is an option! Swimsuits allowed too, but get ready to see some naked bodies! It’s great to sun your whole body and take a raft/floatie to float around the lake! BYOB, take a cooler, snacks, and some river shoes. It’s rocky. ”
34 locals recommend
“Winding park with city vistas, a night-lit fountain, a pond, walking paths & other features. Additional amenities include Auditorium Shores, The Long Center / Palmer Events, ZACH Theatre, and Butler Shores.”
35 locals recommend