Zilker Metropolitan Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park

Address:2201 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746

Phone:512-472-4914
Fax:512-472-1267
Web: www.ci.austin.tx.us/zilker
Size: 355 acres.
Location:On Barton Springs Road off Highway 1.
Facilities:Picnic areas with pavilions, swimming and wading pools, trails, botanical garden, nature preserve, theater, sports fields, sports courts, miniature train, fishing pier, disc golf course, playground, recreation center, (é).
Activities:Swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, bicycling, baseball, football, rugby, soccer, volleyball, train rides.
Special Features:Park houses Zilker Botanical Garden, which includes the Taniguchi Oriental Garden and the Austin Area Garden Center. Also home to the Barton Springs Pool, a natural spring-fed pool with a year-round average temperature of 68 degrees. The Zilker Hillside Theatre hosts concerts and is the site of the Zilker Summer Musical and Shakespeare in the Park. On the south end of the park is the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, home of the collection of work by sculptor Charles Umlauf.

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Once you get your energy back, you might consider one of Austin's outdoor options, like a hike at Zilker Metropolitan Park on Barton Springs Road.