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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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Relax! Enjoy!

The perfect spot to get some exercise, relax with a picnic, take a walk, throw a frisbee... check the website for calendar of events as well- free concerts and all sorts of events... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
KortneeWithak
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New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The perfect spot to get some exercise, relax with a picnic, take a walk, throw a frisbee... check the website for calendar of events as well- free concerts and all sorts of events can be found at Zilker Park.

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We went around the park and visited the gardens. They were lacking in a lot of blooms but it was Ok. Decent walk though likely need to be more highlighted for accessibility. Doesn't compare to the Dallas Arboretum though.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Visited on a the first Saturday with nice weather in a while. Park was packed with families and pets enjoying the weather. It is a large green space, not much too it except people watching.

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Spring Branch, Texas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went for the first time earlier this week and can't wait to go back. From the open park area, to the laid back atmosphere of Austin, to the train ride to Baron Springs pool, you can't go wrong being here. My 10 and 5 yr old children loved the park had a blast running in the open area, kicking... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I was in town from Chicago needed something to kill time with. Found this park and had a great time with My family. They have a huge pool that's part of a spring. And a train ride for the little kids

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

parking everywhere, connects to the river, large area with lots of life, perfect for a picnic, flag football, pet fun, its all in there. Not to forget the view of downtown is awesome.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

In town from NC apt hunting. Though on a cloudy day this park was full of walkers, joggers, dogs, and whatever else. Great time relaxing with a stroll along the River.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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470 reviews 470 reviews
222 attraction reviews
417 helpful votes 417 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We walked the circle around the "lake" and were delighted to see so many people enjoying walking, jogging and biking. This is one of America's best downtown parks, and to come to Austin and not enjoy a stroll along the river in this park would not be advised. Enjoy!

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Parked in our RV, unloaded bikes and did 12km in the sunshine along Lady Bird Johnson lake through town - have never seen so many joggers & walkers enjoying a path before (perhaps Stanley Park Vancouver) so really great to see - scouted for places to launch kayak on a different day (again no problem). Great for this city to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went for a very long walk. Totally worth it, even during the winter. Easy access for parking. Great place for everyone and families with kids.

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