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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746 (South Austin)
512-472-4914
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Ranked #11 of 182 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
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Hyderabad, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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.

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Baytown, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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.

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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

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new york
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We go kayaking and get the kayaks or SUPs from Zilker boats, which is in a great area. Right next to Barton Springs and the huge play area that also has a train for little ones. Great area to take your dogs and let them play in the water. Recommend water shoes!

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Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you're looking for family fun on the cheap, pack a picnic and head out this way! Well maintained grounds, some shady areas with picnic tables, lots of room to run, lots of parking and places to explore. There's even a little train that circles the entire park for a few dollars. Peaceful...fun...family friendly

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Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been here many times with my grandchildren who absolutely love it because of the mini train, ducks, swimming, concession stand and play set. If you can stand the cold water Barton Springs is a great place to cool off on those very hot summer days. If you want exercise the entrance to Barton Creek greenbelt is at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We absolutely love this park! My kids love to run around in the south lawn barefoot; the grass is just great on your feet. The walkway has great views and takes you to the Spring Barton's pool. Very clean too and the people who take their pets have them very well trained.

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