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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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“barton springs” (73 reviews)
“train ride” (36 reviews)
“nature center” (18 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Got a free Saturday or Sunday and looking for a pickup soccer game this is your best bet. Many many small sided, casual games going on, just show up with a light and dark shirt and ask if you can join. Austin women’s league host...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a large park with a small train that goes around the circumference. It has a snack bar at the train station. It has a hillside theatre and blues music in the large grassy fiels.on Wednesdays in the summer. It is the start of...More

1  Thank markcohen2017
Reviewed 5 January 2018

While doing up Austin and you need a break from all the great food and music, head to Zilker Metropolitan Park. It is easy to find and you can unwind here or get active with outdoor activities.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We saw the Trail of Lights in December; it was spectacular! Two million Christmas lights in so many displays of characters, in the trees, and overhead as a tunnel, just too amazing. Buy a $ 5.00 ticket on line, ride on a large bus and...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Zilker Park is a large park that has many feature, including a playground and the popular Barton Springs Pool. What I especially liked is that there is a small "Zephyr" train on the premises on which you can take a ride around portions of the...More

Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This was surprising to find this nice park amid of city.Its based on the both side of the lake, which is excellent.Offers great views, great walk and specially offers great boating experience.Must visit.

Thank Abu T
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Zilker Park is Austin's gem in the heart of downtown area. Lined on one side by the Lady Bird Lake, laced with hike and bike trails, Zilker Park is a naturally clear water Spring fed pool with a gravel bottom, and 68 degrees year round....More

2  Thank JoeMcCullough
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We had a nice Hike with the dog (keep them on a leash unless you want a $3-500 fine)! Barton Springs run alongside. Nice views. The riverbed was pretty dry so we could do some nice hiking up it. Easy to do 9 miles in...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

In winter the park is converted in winter wonderland. The lights are beautiful. Plenty of food trucks, hot cocoa, and adult beverage. There is photo with Santa. Plenty of porta potties. Be ready for a lot of traffic and a long wait to get out....More

Thank maggiet0813
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a great park in Central Austin with beautiful scenery, excellent walking trails, and a plethora of activities! Make sure you take in the breathtaking views by the river.

Thank Daniel P
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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
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
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