Near Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Metropolitan Park is a hub of outdoor recreation. Cycling and hiking trails take visitors around Lady Bird Lake and through the 142 hectares (350 acres) of surrounding woodland and lawns. The large urban park hosts sporting events, such as soccer, volleyball, and polo, as well as concerts, such as an annual music festival. Consider a visit to the Zilker HIllside Theater or the Nature Center for indoor activities. To rest your feet after a day of exercise, take a ride on the Zilker Zephyr, a miniature train that tours the attraction. Use our Austin online driving holiday planner to add Zilker Metropolitan Park and other attractions to your Austin vacation plans.
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Zilker Metropolitan Park reviews
I loved this place. The people are so friendly. You can swim, fish or canoe and kayak. I enjoyed the Sun and I stood on the bridge. I also got in the water and it gave me life. It also has a nice... more »
Beautiful park down by the river near downtown Austin. Lots of green space to relax, and nice running and walking trails by the river. There is also launch space for kayaks, paddle boards. more »
The gardens were a nice surprise. There are many paths and they all were beautiful. If you have small children, the fairy gardens are adorable. I loved the Japanese garden the best. There were waterfalls and the paths and bridges let you go down around into the pond area and right next to the waterfalls. It is hard to believe you are right off the highway.
Best park in the United States. Amazing things to do every single day. Really cute dogs always hang out here. During Christmas they have the trail of lights and that is a spectacle in itself. They've got the kite festival which is bananas cool. It's the 10 of other great weekend and weekday activities like blues on the greens and other interesting pop up events. Awesome place for picnic and sport pickups.
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