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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!> ”
805 locals recommend
Pool
“Austin's unique public pool system is one of the best in the world. This is the crown jewel of the public pools.”
953 locals recommend
Lake
“Want to get outside and go for a walk? Check out town lake! Go for a short or long walk (the full loop is 12 miles) but you can make it as short or long as you want. Catch some fresh air and walk through the center of the city at the same time!”
355 locals recommend
Mountain
“This is a moderate hike so close to Austin with beautiful views of the river! I recommend going here for a beautiful evening sunset. Plan to spend about an hour here.”
372 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
“Stop along the Trail to people watch, snap a photo with our Stevie Ray Vaughn statue and just take in the best view of downtown. Located at the mid-point of “Austin’s crown jewel”, the Butler Hike and Bike Trail (AKA “The Trail”). Also boasts some of the best and most photographable views of downtown.”
135 locals recommend
Pool
“The jewel of Austin is this spring-fed pool. The back entrance is right down the hill from our Guest Room.”
137 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
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
Pool
“Nearby neighborhood pool. Free and open year-round. Water is heated in the winter.”
72 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