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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-472-4914
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“kite flying” (9 reviews)
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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Reviewed yesterday

The water is beautiful, and you can even see a few turtles if you're lucky! A nice place for a run or leisure walk, and also cool t check out if you're on the way to Barton Springs.

Thank Dominic H
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is something for everyone in this beautiful Park. The city goes to Great Lengths and expense to maintain and improve this Jewel of a park. From annual events such as Kite Festival and Christmas tree, there is always something going on. Barton Springs Pool...More

Thank Gwalden11
Reviewed 4 days ago

Zilker Park is so wonderful because it is the home of Barton Springs, the most refreshing swimming spot in Austin proper. Each year Austin City Limits Music Festival is the premier event here. There's a children's train that will take you across the river and...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many things to do, going to Zilker Park on your vacation will keep you busy for days! With lots of trails that lead all over the city to playgrounds that span an acre, Zilker is suitable for all ages. In the fields, there...More

Thank Liam T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a free day in Austin, to work off some of the booze, relax in nature, get in the water and just enjoy all this city has to offer, then this is a spot for you! My visit was too short but would definitely...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to play at Zilker park when I was little and lived in Austin. On a recent trip to Austin for a wedding, we took our daughter to this park where we used to play. The only sad thing to see was trash bins...More

Thank StepOy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zilker is the park every city wants. There is activity and space for any age - open space, hiking and biking trails, water sports. It also seems to be very dog friendly. We walked the bike trail to Neff point where the Colorado River meets...More

Thank marbenPa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is near and dear to many Austinites, but I have to admit, while it is an iconic Austin park celebrating 100th anniversary in 2017, the city has nicer parks to offer. Zilker is popular with families with kids, who love to ride the...More

1  Thank Vera L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Japanese garden nice place to walk through. Quiet, pretty, and good place for photographs if you're into that

Thank BlackPlace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love just walking around the park and exploring the trails. Would definitely stop here for the views and just because it's a beautiful place. I know this isn't that helpful, but it's really just a lovely place.

1  Thank Kathryn M
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Pablo W
Is it safe at night?
17 November 2016|
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Response from ashleyhum | Reviewed this property |
Driving by it always seems like there is a lot going on. I have been to a theater production there at night and the place was pretty crowded.
Could someone give me feedback if this HUGE park is a good place for children under five? Besides the train ride are the swings, slides etc or just water, hiking etc? Any suggestions of other places to take five yr old and under? We are coming for the races next weekend so us gals will want someplace to take the kiddos while the guys take in F1 races. Thanks for any input friends of Tripadvisor!
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 !
Do you have tent camping sites in the park?
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.