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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-472-4914
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mini train” (15 reviews)
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
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+1 512-472-4914
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"barton springs"
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"train ride"
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"kite festival"
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"nature center"
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"kite flying"
in 11 reviews
"sand volleyball"
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"wide open spaces"
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"botanical gardens"
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"music festival"
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"walking trails"
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"rent kayaks"
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"paddle boarding"
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"downtown austin"
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"great place to walk"
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Results are is probably the most famous park in Texas. This is the home of the famed Barton Springs Pool. This pool is quite large and a springfed. There is no chlorine in the pool whatsoever. The park offers a great deal of amenities. There...More

Thank dpaustex
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Hi to all the members We were visiting austin tx and were to told to visit zilker park and boy were we happy real nice play for the whole family and specially for the kids they have so much to do . The have train...More

Thank anish2011
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to walk, run, bike, swim, kayak, take the dog, or just relax. Its a real big park with lots of people doing all sorts of things. Definitely a nice break from the city. You can also go for a nice...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This park is great and huge There are so many different areas to enjoy the outdoors in. You can hike, run, play volleyball, swim in the river or the swimming pool. Really cool place if you love the outdoors.

Thank seantxwhite
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

There is always something to do at Zilker. The train is a hit with the kids as well as the playground. There is always A FESTIVAL OR MUSIC OR JUST A GREAT PLACE TO THROW A FRISBBY WITH FRIENDS. Austin is lucky to have such...More

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Can't visit Austin without going to Zilker Park. It has wonderful trails. The river runs through it. You can picnic. For a price, you can visit the excellent pool or rent a canoe. But for me, I just like to go and sit and relax...More

Thank BalletMamaSeattle
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

There is so much to do here - swimming, relaxing, 20-minute train ride, concerts, playscape. Don't miss it!

Thank 916beverlyf
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you're into nature, this is the place for you. The natural water is very refreshing in the hot summer months. The water temperature is 69 degrees which is cold for some people. But this is something you just have to try if you're in...More

Thank travelerINaustin
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

A very nice park, great views of the city. Plenty of picture opportunities. Lots of people paying with their dogs, a few learning tricks with Frisbees. People setting up easels to paint, I suspect the skyline that is visible from the park. The last time...More

Thank Larry J
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Zilker Metropolitan Park is a nice place for a day out in the fresh air along the river. It offers a variety of play areas and places to just relax.

Thank buffalojim67
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Sylvia A
24 January 2018|
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Response from markcohen2017 | Reviewed this property |
very pet friendly but city ordinance requires pets on leash
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marig1992
14 August 2017|
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Response from markcohen2017 | Reviewed this property |
great picnik areas one area next to crrek has tables and bbq pits
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Pablo W
16 November 2016|
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Response from Jon E | Reviewed this property |
I have been in Zilker Park a number of times after dark and have seen no reason to be concerned, however its a very large park near a big city, consequently I would advise all due caution
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