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Parks & nature in Austin

Outdoor Event Space
“A local favorite. This is the place to be on weekends. Right next to downtown and full of outdoor activities. Cool to Barton Springs too!> ”
806 locals recommend
Pool
“Most beautiful spring fed pool you can jump into—but it’s a cold shock to the system so go on hot day (then slip across to a booth in the AC at Chuys’ to recover). One of Austin’s most beautiful spots...”
955 locals recommend
Mountain
“Sweeping views of Austin and the Texas Hill Country. Short hike to the top.”
374 locals recommend
Lake
“Bring your running shoes or your bike or your dog and go take a run, ride or walk on trail covering miles of the city along Town Lake. ”
356 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Connect with the green belt anywhere it winds along to experience the natural limestone rock formations and great him, bike , and walk trails. ”
217 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great spot to take photos! Wonder aimlessly through the trails and over the creeks.”
120 locals recommend
Trail
“Open for day & overnight use all year Popular site for camping, hiking, biking & fishing, & for "Old Baldy," a 500+-year-old cypress tree.”
108 locals recommend
Park
“Best view of the city, movies in the park Wednesday in the Summer. Great place to bring a picnic and sit out and relax. ”
136 locals recommend
Garden
“This is a popular place to visit to see all the native flowers and plants of Texas. It is especially busy in the springtime when bluebonnets begin blooming.”
99 locals recommend
Pool
“Amazing man made pool that is naturally fed from a spring. 65 degrees year round!”
138 locals recommend
Playground
“Mueller Lake Park is, hands down, the most beautiful park in Austin, in my opinion. It has a wonderful playground for the kids across from the Thinkery kids museum, plus beautiful trails alongside a gorgeous lake. There’s even a food park area and an amphitheater where locals play/teach bocce ball. ”
82 locals recommend
Field
“Cool to experience in person - The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States.”
92 locals recommend
Bridge
“Home to the largest urban bat colony in the U.S. Crowds gather at dusk to watch thousands and thousands fly off into the sunset.”
71 locals recommend
Lake
“Check out the city skyline from a whole new perspective. Rent by the hour or day, paddle, kayak or canoe on the peaceful river through downtown. ”
87 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gardens and nature trail overlooking Lake Austin. Also home to a large family of peacocks.”
78 locals recommend
Pool
“Nearby neighborhood pool. Free and open year-round. Water is heated in the winter.”
72 locals recommend