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Zilker Metropolitan Park
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US$60.00*
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Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour
Ranked #7 of 340 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Aside from the numerous festivals and events held here, it is a large green space with ample versatility to host people and themes. I can't really say it is much better or worse than similarly sized parks in similarly sized cities.

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Zilker Metropolitan Park is the heart of Austin where everybody can go for relaxing, jogging, playing, picnic, sports, kite flying, etc., you name it. In this review I want to focus on the north side of the park across the Barton Springs Rd. It's the big open field adjacent Colorado river. The field is so big that you can put at least five football fields easily. But it's an open field with no sport lines or boundaries drawn to limit your imagination. In the middle of the field there's a giant rock island where kids and teenagers climb and run around playing hide and seek, or just for the fun of climbing the rocks. My kids basically grow up their. I took them since they were in stroller, then hold hands to climb the rocks, and now I couldn't catch with them. They are all young teenagers now. When we go there I'd just open up my lawn chair, have a book (or a tablet) and a drink, and relax and watch them playing catch up on the rock island. It's so funny that one time I could see one hiding at one side of the rock and the others trying to find him from the other side of the rock. The field is so big the I can put my lawn chair far back enough to have the whole playing scene of all the kids on the rock island. One recommendation is bringing enough water for everyone. There's a water fountain but sometime has no water. There are a few portable potties but I'd never had needs to use them, so I can't speak about it. There is a small park parking lot for less than ten cars closes to Barton Springs Rd. I see people park along the street surrounding the park which should be OK as it's not main street. This park is for everyone from age under one to over 100.

1  Thank Kaazamm
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Just visiting in town we were just looking for a park, and came across zilker. Its near downtown and is close to everything. I've never seen anything like it.

People are throwing frisbees, running around with their dogs, taking picnics, etc.

2  Thank Pelonis
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The view of the city is so beautiful. Great photo opp! The parking can be difficult, but it's good to get some walking into your day right? Lots of room for outside activities like Frisbee or just running around with the kids, and pretty views of the lake & city from the walking trails around the park. There's a mini train for kids to ride too.

1  Thank mommyoffive
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Zilker Park is one of the highlights of any visit to Austin. Covering an area of 350 acres, it offers an impressive botanical garden, an oriental garden with numerous koi ponds, and numerous sports fields. It is also a popular place for some of the musical events that occur in Austin.

The north side of the park is bounded by the Colorado river, a well used walking, jogging, and cycling path runs along the river and links to even more trails on the other side of the river. This is a wonderful place for a shady walk on a sunny day.

1  Thank Paul B
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