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Mayfield Park Cottage and Gardens

3505 West 35th, Austin, TX 78703
+1 512 499 6700
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Ranked #33 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Parks
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English first
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a wonderful place to wander around, and think about whatever you need to think about. There are peacocks wandering, and deer grazing. I didn't run into any other people when I went, so it was as if the place was all mine. I do not believe that dogs are allowed in the park.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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54 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were in Austin in May when the heat was just rolling in and decided to visit Mayfield Park right off Loop 1. It is just a short distance from the highway and at the end of the road off W.35th street. You need to watch for the entrane and there is no sign by the side of the road.... More

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Austell
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is hard to believe that this park is in the middle of the city because of how it is calm and quiet. It is great place for taking family pics.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice place to visit for a nature trail walk, visiting peacocks strolling the walkways, strolling individually tended gardens. There are picnic tables, water fountains, and portable potties for some convenience. Some folks have special events there but visitors always seem to be there as well. We went for the peacocks and strolled the gardens for a nice morning in Austin.

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Southern US
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I second most of the other reviews -- serene, lots of peacocks, nice gardens, etc. I'll just add that when we were there in mid-July 2014, there were no bathrooms available, which can be problematic when visiting with children.

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I echo the sentiment of the other reviewers. Very serene little gem in the middle of the city. When we were at Mt Bonnel the other day, we drove right by it. This time, we stopped. The park itself is small and they had a wedding in progress. But they were kind enough to let us walk by. The real... More

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Austin, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nicely hidden natural attraction. Many nice trails along the water. Very peaceful and quiet. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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Top Contributor
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We took a couple hours on a very hot Austin day to visit the Peacocks, Palm Trees and Gardens. The garden plots are maintained by local residence. Some are extremely well cared for, while others seem to have been "a good idea at the time". The formal grounds, which include the cottage and water features are well maintained and the... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was looking up fun/free places to go when we went on our trip. I am glad I found this place. There are several peacocks that roam around the grounds area. Beautiful landscaping and the birds are breathtaking. There are coy and frogs in the ponds. This would be a great place for a picnic. My 6 year old loved... More

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Sydney, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well, It's not quite IN the city, but it's certainly not that far from the city centre. I'm not familiar with the public transport options, but I'm guessing that private car would be the best way to get here. Some beautiful tracks / paths through woodlands, and next to a creek, with plenty of wildlife. There's also the cottage area,... More

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