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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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Hours:
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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Large park with lots to do

Zilker is a beautiful, very large park in the middle of Austin. You can swim, ride a miniature train, let kids enjoy different play areas, relax at picnic tables or on the grass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Mobile, Alabama
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383 reviews 383 reviews
233 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is located in a very large area with many many fitness visitors and dogs. Traffic getting in and out seemed to be an issue when I was there. One stop sign that was backed up by 25 car's or more waiting to turn. There was adequate parking though

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london
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206 reviews 206 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The park is nothing special, mainly lain out in green grass. No flower beds, sitting areas etc. parking is free though.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Zilker is a beautiful, very large park in the middle of Austin. You can swim, ride a miniature train, let kids enjoy different play areas, relax at picnic tables or on the grass. At different times you might see a live play or a baseball game or soccer game. There are pavillions for use for gatherings. Just be careful to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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292 reviews 292 reviews
82 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Zilker has something for everyone, with an emphasis on fitness. Amazing gravel running trails (easier on the knees), lake side views and lots of playing fields.

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Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Easy access most days. Parking challenging on weekends after 11 am. Relatively clean, great place to stroll. Dogs love it, including volleyball sand pit and rock formation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is the park in the middle of town where everyone loves to go.There is always something going on there. Art shows , marathon starts , triathalon , a food show or just take your dog park. Austin is very friendly so the park is always fun.

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Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Zilker Park runs along the river very close to downtown. The redbud trees were all in bloom, and it was a special time of year to be there. Plus it was the Spring Festival so there were a lot of vendors in the parking lot with very interesting things to look at and maybe even buy. Couldn't buy any orchids... More 

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Lincs
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely walks along the river Colorado. Plenty of wildlife to see. Easy walking along tarmac paths. Picnic sites and bbq areas.

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Houston, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Overall a great urban park area for walking, running and biking. You can spend a half an hour or all day exploring the trails around Town Lake. Needs a little maintenance due to the high traffic, but still a lovely urban area.

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Seattle
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a great place to spend and hour or the whole day! Its great place for yourself,couples, or a family! The grounds are beautiful!

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