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Zilker Metropolitan Park: Tours & Tickets

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Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four hundred acres of sports fields and woodlands, Zilker Park is a popular weekend destination.
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The park is just in the outskirts of downtown Austin. The botanical garden and the zoo are nearby as well as the Burton Spring and the municipal pool. Take a pack lunch with you and enjoy the day there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia032
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was here many many years ago... it was beautiful then. It’s still kept pretty clean but the views are not what they used to be. No one has trimmed trees or weeds or vines in years and you can’t see the beautiful river between...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank zonkey99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed rambling around this urban park. We enjoyed the film and water conservation activities at the Barton Springs Pool which was not open when we were there.The best part was the Botanical Gardens. We learned so much there.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Syrel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I went to Zilker Metropolitan Park on a Thursday in late September. We discovered the beautiful crystal clear Barton Springs Pool is closed on Thursdays 9 am to 7 pm. We looked at it through the fence. Next, we went to Zilker...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank M J
Reviewed September 1, 2019

Zilker park in Austin if full of amazing things to do. Today we decided to rent a couple of Kayaks and boat out to the lake and back. It was only $30 for a singe and double for the time we used them. Water was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mddben6
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Nice place to take a dog off leash or people watch. Lots of people playing pick up or organized soccer games, and a nice sand volleyball area. Parking can sometimes be a challenge. Great location near downtown, and easily accessible from Mopac.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CharlieinTexas
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Absolutely a beautiful relaxing place for kayaking. The views are spectacular and the water is refreshing. It was 100 degrees but the breeze and cool water kept us cool. We will definitely take advantage of Zilker Park on our next visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank viola694
Reviewed August 7, 2019

I wish we had more time to spend here. We went over the bridge on the way from downtown Austin to get get Lick Ice Cream and the park was truly amazing with great views of the whole city.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Emily M
Reviewed August 6, 2019

It is a lovely place to travel, ANY time of the year, a canoe ride on the Springs, shopping, just seating and enjoying the nature, all it is great

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SraGlover
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Went there with my husband and we loved it! Such a nice park. Ot was crowded but not overwhelming. We saw many doggos around and that made us happy lol.

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 1, 2019|
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Response from steven v | Reviewed this property |
I know I saw rentals of all sizes, they have canoes too, which is easier to find than a 3 person kayak, make sure you watch the Bats!!!!
August 31, 2018|
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Response from glennroid | Reviewed this property |
That's a great time to go and kids that age will love Zilker.
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
It's 7 miles from the Hill of Life (at the end) to Zilker park where the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail begins. It's 4 hours for an average hiker