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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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“kite flying” (10 reviews)
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zilker Park is a great haven in the center of the busy city. Many people were there on a summer weekend and it was about 100 degrees so very hot to walk the trails. The pool on the lake was quite crowded but visitors seemed...More

2  Thank Movinup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park makes Austin come alive every year for ACL music festival in October. There a countless reasons to visit this very well maintained park, so check the schedule. Beware of high pollen count during peak seasons. If you know you have an allergy, make...More

Thank enur1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful way to show are our Lone Star State. This park is big and beautiful, thou will find something to do. I came by myself and spent hours walking along Barton Creek and the Colorado River. Taking pictures of downtown Austin and even caught...More

Thank Nicci P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cold water filling the largest public pool (Barton Springs) I've ever seen. Tree lined areas so you can escape the hot Texas day. A diving board for the show-offs. Rules are a little strange: no food, no drinks, no coolers, topless tanning OK.

1  Thank CharlesandEM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park was beautiful. Everyone seemed to be having fun. Boat rentals available. Park far exceeded my expectations. Good old-fashion fun. Next time I will ride the train to learn layout of park. This is a top attraction.

Thank cwjcpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born and Raised here, 5th Generation Austinite, We call it the great lawn. Some History for you, This park was one of the biggest Indian Camps 10 thousand years ago in the state. The park is huge, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Barton Springs Pool,...More

2  Thank Derek B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful place to hang out. can get on green belt trail, see sculpture gardens, botanical gardens and train ride here. alittle tricky to navigate so follow the signs and pay attention to parking.

Thank Alisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to walk/hike. Beautiful area to visit, wee bit difficult to get to. Luckily there was a shop across from the entry point we went to so we could grab some water. If I lived here I would certainly walk my dog...More

1  Thank Forndoggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Zilker Park on accident and immediately recognized its worth in Austin. After a workout in the park, we took a ride on the Zilker Zephyr -- a great way to visit the park (and something that seemed fun for the children on the...More

Thank Elyssa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first contact with the city of Austin. We decide to walk around the river using the tracks from the park. Very good tracks and beautiful scenery. Lots of options so you have to pay a lot of visits. We parked at the...More

Thank Vacarini
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Pablo W
17 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
16 October 2016|
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Response from magdalucia1 | Reviewed this property |
YEs it is a beautiful place for children. Not just the train, there are playgrounds, swings, and also lots of nature to enjoy. This park is awesome for everyone !
9 September 2016|
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Response from travelerINaustin | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no tent camping at that park. But there are in other parks in the area that have tent camping.