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“Old school park”
Review of Zilker Playground

Zilker Playground
Ranked #83 of 326 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: This 351 acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events for the individual or the whole family.
Georgetown, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Old school park”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We took our 2 1/2 year old grand daughter to the park. I was surprised that they wanted 5 dollars to park, but the nice attendant pointed us to free parking about 50 yards away (so don't pay unless someone in your group has trouble walking- heck we were there for a "walk-in-the-park" anyway). The mini-train looked fun but was a long wait (would sell out 1-2 trips in advance). Love the setting next to the pool and creek. I've been going to Zilker for 50+ years and I was a bit disappointed that it was a bit dirty and in some disrepair, but it is still a fun, busy place to chase kids around.

Visited April 2013
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Arlington, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
404 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Great park for all ages!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The last time I was at this park was 7 years ago when we were in town visiting family. It was so memorable that while we were in town this week we knew we had to take our 3 little ones, 8, 5 and 3. There is all kinds of playground equipment, From swings and slides to monkey bars and fire trucks your kiddos will have so much fun. There are great shaded areas if you want to bring a blanket and have a picnic. They also have nice picnic tables under an awning. There were quite a few bees over there since there were quite a few little ones dropping bits of yummy sugary snow cones. There was a clown that was blowing up balloons for kiddos everyone was having a great time. They did have clean bathroom facilities but there were a little walk.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good way to spend the entire day.”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've been visiting Zilker Park Playground since I was 8! Now my kiddos 9 and 4 play there. The zypher train is a MUST as it takes you around the rest of the park, nice views. Interactive musical xylophones and Barton Creek Pool just down the way. $$$ There maybe a fee for parking, especially on the weekend, but totally worth it! With all the other activities at Zilker Park, we could easily spend the entire day there.

Visited June 2012
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Austin, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of playground equipment”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very nice park, plenty of equipment and shade. Walking distance to the trains and a snow cone stand!

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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Loads of fun!”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

What isn't to love about a huge park in downtown Austin? Lots to see and do. Check out the Zilker Zephyr...it will make your child's entire day to ride on such a fun little train.

Visited May 2012
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