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Zilker Metropolitan Park

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512-472-4914
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Swimming, Biking, Walking
Description: 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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Great Place for Family and Friends !

The park is great! Lots of water activities and wide open fields for playing, kicking soccer balls, throwing baseballs, rugby and much more! The place is full of people and has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Arlington TX
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were really disappointed. Its just a playground area with picnic tables and the rest is endless grass. There's a dirty pond at the back that's useless. The best part is the Barton Springs pool but thats a different review. Dog and pet friendly but exhausting in the 100° TX heat. Dont waste your time going to this park.

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Springfield, Missouri
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The park is great! Lots of water activities and wide open fields for playing, kicking soccer balls, throwing baseballs, rugby and much more! The place is full of people and has ample paths to walk as well as boats to rent. There are places to buy soft drinks and ice cream and even a little train to ride if you... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great park to stroll around in. You can walk by the river where there is multiple places to jump into the refreshing water. There is also places where you can rent a kayak if you like to explore the river easier. Since there is possible to walk on both sides of the river, there is many bridges, many of them... More 

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Boise, ID
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just a gem! Great trails surround Zilker Park. Lovely and safe place to exercise. Just all round fun!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Zilker Park is one of the best city parks in the country. Like the great municipal parks on the Great Lakes, the Pacific or Atlantic coastline parks, the Mississippi, Ohio, Sacramento or Hudson River parks, the Gulf, Chesapeake, Monterrey Peninsula or San Francisco Bay area parks, Zilker reflects how Central Texans enjoy their great outdoors. As the park wraps around... More 

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India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I loved this park. Very cool with lots of playing area, a big pool & nice scenery. 5$ parking charges are there. Try to go on a day when there is some open music event (if you are into that). It is a great outing place for families with small children. If you are going specifically for pool, pls avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful!! Fun for the whole family!! I Can see why this is an absolute must when visiting Austin!!

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Amazing hiking trail! lots of creatures, and water to marvel at! I would definitely do it again. Great way to clear your head, and enjoy texas

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I would recommend paddle boarding or kayaking on the river. The rental company we used were friendly. Be prepared to pay cash ($30/hour) and show ID. The rental fee is reasonable. Beware there is no real place to leave your belongings. We kept valuables in the car. Overall it was fun for my husband, my 9 year old, and me

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this park, but I was really surprised that people do not pick up their dogs poop. Walking the trail along the lake with my family and taking in the scenery was very nice, but the experience was marred by the chronic smell of dog poop almost the entire length of the trail. I seriously though that... More 

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Additional Information about Zilker Metropolitan Park

Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: 512-472-4914
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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