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Parks & nature in Lady Bird Lake

Park
“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
Park
“Interactive natural science museum 80-acre nature center features educational exhibits including replicas of fossils & dinosaur tracks.”
27 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great park to start your stroll or bike ride on the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail.”
31 locals recommend
Bridge
“Check out the bat bridge as 1.5 million bats fly off into the night, every night at sunset from March through October. Quite the site to see! Get there early to get a spot on the bridge!!”
31 locals recommend
Lake
“Guided Tours offer the opportunity to see Austin in a whole new way — from the Lake! Reserved Tours are great for all ages, require no previous paddling experience and are available regularly throughout the week. Offering Guided Classes that are small, beginner friendly and teach individuals how to paddle in the watersport of their choosing.​”
18 locals recommend
Lake
“In the heart of Austin is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions. With the completion of the Boardwalk portion of the Trail in June 2014, the 1.3 mile gap along the south shore has been closed, and the Trail now serves our city in an additional way – as an alternative transportation route for our growing urban core.”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Its a natural fed spring that has been made into a pool with a diving board, snow cones, and sunshine! Check it out:)”
18 locals recommend
Park
“Eiler's Park and Deep Eddy Pool. Deep Eddy is the oldest public swimming pool in Texas!”
22 locals recommend
Park
“Small yet mighty. While the park is on the smaller side, it makes up in quality. There are several elevation changes, city views, chairs and friendly people. You can either take the highway or sight see through town by taking Manchaca to Lamar Blvd.”
15 locals recommend
Lake
“Paddleboard rentals on East side of Lady Bird Lake. Ask about the "Island"!”
12 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is Austin's golden jewel, a gorgeous spring fed pool. The grassy banks are enjoyed by many who lounge under the big trees that surround the pool area.”
17 locals recommend
Park
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“A must see! Fun artificial grass covered hill with seating and dining. Lot’s of yummy food choices with indoor seating, too. Outdoor yoga!”
17 locals recommend
Bridge
“One of our favorite spots in Austin. This has a gorgeous view of downtown and Town Lake. Great spot to watch the sunset. Some local musicians sometimes come by to play music. Lovely place to take a stroll overall. ”
9 locals recommend
Pool
“An amazing, natural spring fed pool; approx 3 Olympic pool lengths long; swim with the fish; 65 degrees year-round (brrrrrrrr); get a snowcone; ride the train; see a concert; hula hoop; $3 entrance.”
13 locals recommend
Park
“This is the beginning of an 11 mile trail that can be broken down into smaller segments of 3 miles or more.”
8 locals recommend
Playground
“Small park next to Zilker Elementary. Playscape's and a basketball court. Easy walk if your youngsters need to burn off some energy.”
7 locals recommend