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Zilker Metropolitan Park

814 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Zilker Park is where ACL happens, where a great Zilker Christmas Light Show is, where the Stevie Ray Vaughn bronze is. Close enough to Casa Willow and Holly Neighborhood. Google what is happening at Zilker when you come.
October 21, 2019

Tips from locals

December 11, 2019
Great park right in the heart of downtown. Beautiful view of the city. Great to take pups to or have a picnic.
December 05, 2019
People and pup watching. 350 acres
December 02, 2019
Excellent scenery. Go on a hike, kayak, swim, or just relax.
Nelsa M
Nelsa M
November 22, 2019
The best hangout spot to go to with friends and family! A natural pool for a great dip in the summer, a large green park great for picnics and games, a children's park with a train ride and food trucks, and a beautiful trail full of greenery.
Isabelle & Matthew
Isabelle & Matthew
November 05, 2019
This is a great park to take your dog, play sports with friends or have a picnic lunch. You can also jump on the hike and bike trail or walk over to Barton Springs.

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2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Phone+1 512-974-6700
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 10:00 PM