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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-472-4914
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“barton springs” (70 reviews)
“nature center” (18 reviews)
“train ride” (35 reviews)
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
+1 512-472-4914
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Austin takes park management seriously. This is another gem of a city park with well maintained trials and Barton Springs. Must do when visiting Austin, rivals any city park I have been to. Easy to use biking/walking trails.

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few cities with rivers running through them bother making provision for cycle tracks by the waterside but this does. There's also a fabulous fresh water damned area to swim in (we've not braved it yet) plus good bike hire at Barton Springs bike hire. What's...More

Thank Guy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented a canoe for one hour, which only cost $15 and it was awesome! So many turtles and big fish! Nice view of the city too! You can rent canoes, kayaks, and SUPs. Highly recommend coming here!

Thank Tuyen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park and learned about Mr. Zilker. He was quite the guy. Did a lot for the city of Austin. It's nice to be in the city and feel like you're in the country. You can accomplish that at Zilker Park. You can...More

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite parks! There are great walking trails, run groups, and different activities or just come to watch the sunset.

Thank Rhorhotang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Mexico and my son from Nacogdoches, TX, where we took my 40-month old grandson. What a great park. He loved the playground, the train, and the nature center. Well laid out and ample parking.

Thank DuaneSandul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my kids here and it was great. They loved the park, the creek bed, and riding the mini train. Recommend!

Thank ThusSaithYah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to miss. There are bike paths everywhere!! And if the terrain feels challenging check out the electric bike rentals. Super worth it. I knew about the bars and the music, but outdoor life in Austin just made me fall in love with this town....More

Thank Kayuga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large park with several attractions. There is something for everyone here. We took our 4 year old and 14mo. old. All we did was the playground and train ride. Both of them were fun. The train ride was fun and worth the...More

1  Thank Deffi1030
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is only a small part ID very large park. There is a little climbing involved and it is Rocky someone needs to be careful. There is a Koyie pond. This area is very serene and pretty. We also saw water lilies

1  Thank Tzipster
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14 August 2017|
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Response from marbenPa | Reviewed this property |
no. its free
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17 November 2016|
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Response from Jon E | Reviewed this property |
I have been in Zilker Park a number of times after dark and have seen no reason to be concerned, however its a very large park near a big city, consequently I would advise all due caution
16 October 2016|
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Response from magdalucia1 | Reviewed this property |
YEs it is a beautiful place for children. Not just the train, there are playgrounds, swings, and also lots of nature to enjoy. This park is awesome for everyone !