We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
512-472-4914
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 183 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Gardens
Activities: Swimming, Biking, Walking
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

290 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    187
    81
    20
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miller Place, New York
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Zilker is a great park that is free to enter and free to park. People rent paddle boats as the park is alongside a lake. You can swim too. Many people jogging as well. Nice place to relax. Dog friendly too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit in Austin, especially with kids. Plenty of parking and offers decent amount of shaded areas. The playscape is good for kids.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We rented a canoe while visiting and we couldnt get over just how beautiful and serene it was amidst the heat and the craziness of the city. We walked around and took pictures around the park and checked out railroad ride and the springs. Its a place worth visiting while in Austin

Was this review helpful? Yes
South San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a beautiful swimming hole. The water looked clean and inviting, the grounds were absolutely well kept, and they had a little tour of the natural springs and the creation of the natural 72 degree heated pool.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hyderabad, India
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The swimming pool in the park is really good for swimming . I love swimming and we can spend as much time as we wish. swim and relax. its good for all the swimmers who are starters to experienced divers. you can enjoy the surroundings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baytown, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The play area is nice with some shade. The train provides a good view of the park. The river running next to the park is pretty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited on 6th August because we could find little else to do in Austin that would have kept our 4 year old interested. There was a large play area, which my daughter loved. If we had known that there was a large swim area within the park, we would have taken our swimwear with us. It seemed to be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
new york
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy and participate in a drumming circle on Sunday afternoons! Take your hoola hoops and drums! Sometimes there are slacklines up so you can see fun folks walking the tightrope! Lots of homeless folks hang around this park at night and there are lots of dogs too! Take a hike down to the creek... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not far from downtown Austin, this park has huge lawns and is also just by the water (Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs / Barton pool). You can walk, jog, hike, swim, kayak, canoe, have a picnic (in the sun or under a tree), etc. Great for dogs and it also has amazing views of downtown and even a mini... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Richland Hills, Texas
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We just spent a week in Austin and Zilker Park is a great place to relax. The park is very large with lots to do with the river, Barton Creek, Nature Center, mini train, and more. Just be prepared for LOTS of traffic on the weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Zilker Metropolitan Park also viewed

 

Been to Zilker Metropolitan Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Zilker Metropolitan Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing