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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Neighbourhood: South Austin
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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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Home to Barton Springs, the Zilker Eagle, a large playscape, and four...

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.

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Well maintained park

The park has a great view of the Austin skyline. It's well maintained and clean. There were large open spaces as well as ball fields. There was even a canoe rental place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Laurel, Mississippi
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The park has a great view of the Austin skyline. It's well maintained and clean. There were large open spaces as well as ball fields. There was even a canoe rental place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place for all nature lovers and it has a great view. Went over there in December 2016 and it was amazing!

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On visiting Austin we wanted to take our grandchildren to a place where they could run and let off steam. This place fits the bill. Large open spaces, playgrounds, BBQ areas. There were organised activities, family gatherings all in all a nice place. Nearly forgot the train! The kids loved it. For adults there is swimming in the river, kayaking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going on family outings to Zilker park now for quite some time; it is a beautiful clean park with a great family atmosphere and plenty of activities and things to do and look at. Whether you want to go exercise, have a picnic, swim, play some sports, kayak or canoe or just go on a peaceful or romantic... More 

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Brewster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice large park. It is close to downtown and where they hold the Austin City Limits festival.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is one of the reasons I love Austin. It's huge, dog friendly in many places, has a beautiful trail and a river. You can go SUP boarding,play soccer, or just chill. There are a lot of great photo spots! Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up coming here and now take my children here. We absolutely love it. They can play on the park areas, or we can go walking on the trails. The pool is natural Springs and a quick easy way to cool off in the summer. Concession stand prices a bit pricey, but you can pack up a picnic and... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an entire day just hanging out at this park. It's a gem inside this bigger city. We rented kayaks by the river and explored the city from the water. So many birds, turtles and fish on the river. It's a beautiful area, you can tell that the locals really enjoy it. The coolest thing was the open space... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular walking spot just south of downtown and the river. Multiple entrances so there should be plenty of parking in different areas. Playgrounds, swimming, dog parks, theres a lot here. Very busy with walkers, locals and tourists, on saturday and sunday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was too many dogs to count! There were so many friendly dogs and puppies. It's a great place to bring your pet and let them run, play, and make friends.

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