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Zilker Park

Park, Dog Run, and Playground
Barton Hills, Austin
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  • Zuly M.
    Really nice trail by the river.
  • Vanessa A.
    Great Austin skyline view. Beautiful Colorado River alongside the running trail.
  • Andres E.
    Andres ElizondoJanuary 11
    One of the best parks I've ever been to. A lot to do, like running, swimming, kayaking, dog walking, etc.
  • Jake P.
    Jake PoterbinDecember 30, 2016
    Lots of green space for everyone to enjoy and great view of the downtown buildings.
  • Christian A.
    Christian Alanis October 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Music festival
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToussaintSeptember 30, 2016
    ACL Festival and Barton Springs. Kite Festival
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToussaintSeptember 30, 2016
    ACL Festival and Barto Springs. Kite Festival
  • Ray L.
    Ray LopesAugust 28, 2016
    Huge lawn, beautiful skyline view. A perfect place for a pic nic or just relaxing!
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JamesJuly 19, 2016
    It's so large that it's usually empty so bring a blanket and spread out. I love to bring coloring books and a lemonade. You're also bound to meet quite a few dogs as they're off leash.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallJuly 16, 2016
    Venue for kite festival each year. Check out the lighting of the Christmas tree in December each year. Free movies and shows at the Zilker outdoor theater. Plus dont miss Barton Springs pool!
  • Martie T.
    Martie TurnerMay 17, 2016
    One of a kind park for train rides and near boating and the coolest 67 degree spring to cool off in 100 degree weather in Austin,Tx
  • Luke
    LukeApril 30, 2016
    As a native Austinite, I can say this is one of the few places that is still as it should be
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 18, 2016
    Enjoy outdoors if it's not too hot yet. Site of Austin City Limits music fest & Dazed and Confused movie.
  • Анна К.
    Анна КоршенкоJanuary 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best parks for people with kids. They have great train depot and marvelous playgrounds
  • Outdoor Voices
    Outdoor VoicesNovember 19, 2015
    Zilker Park is the site of a lot of Austin's big events, but when it's not booked, it's a beautiful place to stretch and take it in the city. Read more
  • Eric W.
    Eric WhiteOctober 22, 2015
    Always love ACL. wear sun protection. This place gets baked.
  • Pauly G.
    Pauly GOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Zilker is the best of everything. Best music venue, best disc golf, best pick up football matches, best volleyball etc etc etc etc
  • A !.
    A !!!!September 20, 2015
    Fun in sun with family and dog walks and swim time , picnic party's outside activities, meditation
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisSeptember 3, 2015
    Great park. Not so great for concerts when people won't shut up.
  • Madi R.
    Madi RaurellSeptember 1, 2015
    Nice place to relax and take your dog!
  • Jimmy B.
    Jimmy BlackJune 23, 2015
    Great place to play pickup soccer! If you want to join, check out upcoming games on https://trytopic.com/Pickup-Soccer-Games-In-Austin-TX
  • Marcus E.
    Marcus EricssonJune 21, 2015
    18 hole disc golf!
  • hannah b.
    hannah bananaJune 19, 2015
    I once saw a performance of beauty and the beast here and it was really nice.
  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CasaresJune 15, 2015
    The train is amazing, go with your kids!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallJune 4, 2015
    Check out awesome park with huge playscape, duck pond, canoes, paddle boats, train for everyone, live music, kite festival, and Barton Springs pool!
  • Kristi L.
    Kristi LeighMay 18, 2015
    Trails, lawn, paddling.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DilworthApril 17, 2015
    You gotta go to Zilker!
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalMarch 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    In the warmer weather make sure you get here early... Otherwise parking is a problem... Unless you're lucky!! 😉
  • Christine S.
    Christine SMarch 7, 2015
    This park is beautiful. Great trails for walking/jogging/running. Great views of the city and the water. And it goes on forever!
  • Suzanne M.
    Suzanne MartinFebruary 21, 2015
    Go explore!
  • Joey P.
    Joey PsykosisFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This park is absolutely gorgeous, from canoeing and swimming to hiking, biking and watching amazing concerts, this place is truly one of a kind!
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MedinaDecember 21, 2014
    Best place to get away for a run, fly a kite, or bring your dog.
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 16, 2014
    See the Christmas tree here in December; can also rent boats!
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 12, 2014
    See the tree in December
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BurkettNovember 30, 2014
    Zilker park Christmas tree lighting. Turkey legs and kettle corn!
  • B W.
    B WNovember 30, 2014
    Blues on the Green at Zilker is my favorite Austin event. My dog loves the off-leash section.
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HodgesNovember 23, 2014
    Summer time free music! The shows down here are pretty incredible as well. No music playing? Still an amazingly peaceful walk through the gardens
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LocklinOctober 24, 2014
    Beautiful park. Great for kids of all ages.
  • Shelley B.
    Shelley BakerOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place in Austin. Nuff said.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FameOctober 14, 2014
    ACL is soo much fun!!
  • Guadalupe M.
    Guadalupe MartinezOctober 12, 2014
    ACL MusicFestival
  • Russell G.
    Russell GuessOctober 11, 2014
    Came here for ACL. This has to be one of the cleanest, large park that holds festivals. The effort to keep it clean throughout the festival was amazing.
  • gregg K.
    gregg KlarOctober 10, 2014
    AI'm going to order lunch for us for the meeting from the grove. Ss a salad or a sandwich?
  • Charles O.
    Charles OwenOctober 4, 2014
    VIP food and drink.
  • Hadrian S.
    Hadrian SmithOctober 2, 2014
    Really beautiful place to relax and šee downtown skyline ... Our daughter lived in Austin for years but moved to Nashville and when she got married this is where it was. Beautiful photos:-)
  • David P.
    David PittsSeptember 30, 2014
    Nice spot to escape the city, but you never feel too far away thanks to the amount of trash and highway noise. Hike off the trail to find the cave if you dare
  • Alex S.
    Alex SegoviaSeptember 21, 2014
    A good out and back 15 mile total trail. Wear a shoe with good traction. The moss on the rocks in the middle are slick. Best times to visit are April-June.
  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    People, pick up your dog's excrement. Seriously. You don't deserve the companionship of a pet if you're not responsible enough to do so simple a task.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SpearsAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Live your summer here. Lounge under a tree, play with your dog, listen to blues, run into friends, play pick up soccer or ultimate frisbee as the day wanes and the lights of the city guide you home.
  • Maegan H.
    Maegan HarlessAugust 6, 2014
    Absolutely love this park. It's huge & has off leash areas for your dog. Great place to bring a picnic as well! Lots of restaurants near by and even trails to go for a run/bike ride on!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LindseyJuly 25, 2014
    Bring blanket, beer, dog, n buds ~
  • Shraddha S.
    Shraddha SMay 2, 2014
    Sweat it out
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    Look closely for a canary trained in the art of falconry. I was skeptical when first training him, but he was a fast learner.
  • Mónica Gabriela D.
    Mónica Gabriela DuarteOctober 15, 2013
    My first time at the ACL and was canceled. #badluckmonica
  • Clinton S.
    Clinton SledgeOctober 9, 2013
    Gret for Festivals!! Like ACL!!
  • Amy J.
    Amy Johnson CookSeptember 5, 2013
    Hike & bike trails, movies in the park, sand volleyball, soccer, kayak & canoe rentals and don't forget the disc golf course.
  • Rio
    RioJuly 6, 2013
    Needs a traffic light
  • susie g.
    susie gMay 28, 2013
    "Common birds of Town Lake". If you're a super geek that will kayak or canoe, look up University of Texas Breckenridge (Breckinridge ?) Research for longitudinal studies.
  • susie g.
    susie gMay 28, 2013
    A scary gang symbol? Heh. ;-)
  • susie g.
    susie gMay 28, 2013
    Poison ivy - now ya know.
  • susie g.
    susie gMay 28, 2013
    State of Texas : Colonel William Barret Travis remembered.
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
    For a refreshing afternoon, Zilker Park is the way to go. Go for a ride in the Zilker Zephyr, row a canoe or take a dip with the locals in Barton Springs Pool. It's 68F (20C) all year round! Read more
  • Will F.
    Will FranklinApril 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Less and less of a fan of ACL and the Trail of Lights shutting down Zilker for three plus months. Also, the city inconsistently and sporadically charges for parking on weekends. Fantastic otherwise.
  • RiemerResidential
    RiemerResidentialApril 3, 2013
    Austin's favorite park. ride the zephyr, fly a kite, have a picnic or relax.
  • Montye E.
    Montye EdwardsMarch 3, 2013
    Park and walk...
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 21, 2013
    Great place to get your kite stuck in a tree!
  • Will F.
    Will FranklinFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Zilker is the best officially off-leash dog park in Austin. It may be the best anywhere, assuming your dog won't just take off running (there aren't fences here).
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaileyJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic disc golf course. FYI, it is possible to throw a disc onto Mopac from hole 11.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    If you plan to canoe or kayak be advised that you need proper attire. If you kayak your butt will be soaked. Running shorts are your best bet since they dry quickly.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    If you are going to swim in the actual spring and not in the pool, wear shoes that don't slip and slide like regular flip flops. Those rocks are slippery and pointy!
  • Texas UIL
    Texas UILNovember 6, 2012
    Zilker Park in Austin served as the host site for the UIL Cross Country State Meet from its inception in 1972 to 1976.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SanchezOctober 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful park to just relax and bring your dog to.....and during the day on the weekdays are mainly empty so its really nice when you just need some fresh air but quiet time as well :)
  • Teresa S.
    Teresa SlobothOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get backstage!
  • Scott B.
    Scott ButlerSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Go in the morning to watch the sunrise
  • Mohawk-John W.
    Mohawk-John WoodsSeptember 17, 2012
    Caution: Parks and Rec burn ban is not the same as Travis County's. If you want to have a cookout, go to a County park instead — even if it's just been raining for three days.
  • Peter
    PeterSeptember 3, 2012
    Great dog park behind the park. Free. And funnnnnn.
  • loremqqq i.
    loremqqq iqqqAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WiFi! Thank you COA!
  • Bing
    BingJuly 24, 2012
    Take a ride on the Zilker Zepher train." – Darryl Kotyk
  • Darryl K.
    Darryl KotykJuly 13, 2012
    Take a ride on the Zilker Zepher train.
  • Rachael
    RachaelJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring a blanket and spread out in the grass for a peaceful night under the stars and the glow of the Austin skyline.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Beautiful Park....try canoeing on the lake it's loads of fun. Make sure you bring cash and wear a swimsuit.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    Bring your puppies, bring your blankets and boxed lunches, and read The Hunger Games while getting some rays. A great place alone or with friends and fam. A must-experience in Austin!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 24, 2012
    There's a great lookout point here which affords a great view of the city and a nice cement area for picnicking without all the dirt!
  • Weird C.
    Weird CouponsJune 21, 2012
    Go for the Kite Festival. Really great family fun!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 17, 2012
    Zilker Park: Make sure to check out the hiking trails, but don't forget your water bottle! The trails can go on for miles. Also, make sure to bring your furry friend - he'll make a great companion!
  • Jen K.
    Jen KnoedlJune 4, 2012
    So much to do at the park and if you can hop in on a volleyball game- all the better!
  • Cedrick D.
    Cedrick DavisMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Blues on ze green
  • Pat M.
    Pat MckinstryMay 29, 2012
    No better place to be when its hot hot hot!
  • Stacie B.
    Stacie BrunnerMay 27, 2012
    Free Live Music at Zilker Park - KGSR's Blues on the Green - Read more
  • CJFCHA
    CJFCHAMay 26, 2012
    Be sure to ride the train.
  • Nine L.
    Nine LamApril 28, 2012
    Come early. Weekend is packed and $5 parking fee
  • Myles H.
    Myles HammApril 1, 2012
    If you come here without a dog, you will want to go buy one
  • Anna W.
    Anna WilsonMarch 24, 2012
    The pool is closed for cleaning Saturday and Sunday. They tell you right after you pay for parking!
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 23, 2012
    Kite festival!
  • Jës
    JësMarch 14, 2012
    This is where dirty hippies come to get naked, play hackysack, smoke illegal cannabis cigarettes, and pretend they're at Burning Man or Lilith Fair. Bring pepper spray!
  • Adamo
    AdamoMarch 8, 2012
    Get some frisbirds and frisbees together and talk about plastic manufacturing.
  • CNN
    CNNMarch 6, 2012
    If you made it here during SXSW, Congratulations grasshopper! The zen of the most beautiful park in downtown Austin is not lost on you.
  • Leticia P.
    Leticia PerezMarch 4, 2012
    Kite festival :)
  • Y B.
    Y BFebruary 17, 2012
    The four mile loop is perfect for a weekend jog. Parking is always a nightmare: there are usually a few hidden spots behind Austin High.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Includes several dog-friendly districts within the urban range. It's not fenced in, but dogs can go off-leash if they are behaving.
  • @funnyturca
    @funnyturcaNovember 22, 2015
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