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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” (70 reviews)
“nature center” (18 reviews)
“train ride” (35 reviews)
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Visited here twice, Great place to visit with friends or family over weekend, specially when its Sunny :-)

Thank Shishir994
Reviewed 14 October 2015

A great park in the heart of the city with skyline views! This is the site of Austin City Limits, but is a great park when the festival is not going on for picnics with friends, reading outside, and very pet friendly. Full of some...More

Reviewed 12 October 2015

Site of ACLfest and barton springs pool- great place to run, swim , ride and dance! Easy access via Bcycle

Thank Nimbin59
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Very easy to access. Large expanses of grass and rolling hills. Many shade trees. If you have pets, this park is very good to play . Great local cafes and hangouts nearby.

Thank CobaltConnection
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Came here for a quick meet and greet during the summer. Tons of different locations and open picnic areas for grilling and activities. The train ride is also a lot of fun

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was my first music festival ever and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better one and in a better place. The park is absolutely beautiful and stunning. It is relatively close by downtown so it was easy to access too and find.

Thank Blanka23
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

It was packed everywhere due to it being ACL weekend. Park looks ok even with all the people there. We rode the train (zilker zepher) the ride was ok, but the driver didn't even speak during the ride. It basically went across a bridge, looped...More

Thank Gina E
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Beautiful park and worth spending the time to visit. We walked along the paths, took pictures and had a grand time. It was well worth the trip to experience this park.

Thank Nive46
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Zilker Park is a great place for fun and relaxation whether it be running, walking, biking, boating (non powered boats), swimming, or picnicking. It is a wonderful place to spend time at...it is crowded on weekends I understand, but midday, midweek is not bad!

1  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Great place to fly a kite,kick a ball of just act like a kid. Pretty good size park,crowed on weekends,18 hole disc golf course and a spring fed swimming pool here+ a small train railway,The Zilker Zepher.Also a great playscape for kids,lots of Pecan trees.

Thank DKinaustin
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14 August 2017|
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Response from marbenPa | Reviewed this property |
no. its free
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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 !