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Parks & nature in Lady Bird Lake

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!> ”
805 locals recommend
Pool
“Most beautiful spring fed pool you can jump into—but it’s a cold shock to the system so go on hot day (then slip across to a booth in the AC at Chuys’ to recover). One of Austin’s most beautiful spots...”
955 locals recommend
Lake
“Bring your running shoes or your bike or your dog and go take a run, ride or walk on trail covering miles of the city along Town Lake. ”
356 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great spot to take photos! Wonder aimlessly through the trails and over the creeks.”
120 locals recommend
Pool
“Amazing man made pool that is naturally fed from a spring. 65 degrees year round!”
138 locals recommend
Park
“Stop along the Trail to people watch, snap a photo with our Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and just take in the best view of downtown. Located at the mid-point of “Austin’s crown jewel”, the Butler Hike and Bike Trail (AKA “The Trail”). Also boasts some of the best and most photographable views of downtown.”
135 locals recommend
Field
“Cool to experience in person - The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States.”
92 locals recommend
Bridge
“Home to the largest urban bat colony in the U.S. Crowds gather at dusk to watch thousands and thousands fly off into the sunset.”
71 locals recommend
Lake
“Check out the city skyline from a whole new perspective. Rent by the hour or day, paddle, kayak or canoe on the peaceful river through downtown. ”
87 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Go out at dusk to see the bats! Seasonal because they do migrate. Best late spring and summer. ”
69 locals recommend
Park
“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
Harbour / Marina
“Rent paddleboards or kayaks and spend an amazing day on Lady Bird Lake (aka the river that goes through downtown Austin).”
59 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“This is the most beautiful place to go for a run around Town Lake, you can park all along S Lakeshore Blvd for free.”
32 locals recommend
Park
“stacy park is a mini greenbelt along blunn creek, its a great way to walk the neighborhood”
18 locals recommend
Park
“Interactive natural science museum 80-acre nature center features educational exhibits including replicas of fossils & dinosaur tracks.”
27 locals recommend
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