Austin Park Highlights

If you're going to Austin, don't ignore the attractive parks in the area for splendor, solitude, and quiet. Although the city has a large variety of entertainment and shopping complexes, the parks offer a fantastic change of pace without having to leave the area. There are three unique places nearby worth a look, even if it's a brief one.

Zilker Park is the first place to visit. This picturesque park resting on over 300 acres of pristine land is filled with tree-lined walkways and a fantastic skyline vista of Austin. The park is open all year long, and sets on the bank of Lady Bird Lake. In addition to its splendor, Zilker Park also hosts a variety of special entertainment activities throughout the year, from a kite festival in the spring to outdoor concerts on the countryside during the summer to the famous Austin City Limits Festival each fall.

Right next door to Zilker Park is Barton Springs Pool. This natural spring-fed pool stays at a constant 68 degrees all year, making it a refreshing cool spot to escape the hot summer sun. The pool area is enclosed by trees and meadows, and stays occupied virtually all the time. The area has a "beach-like" feel, with tanners, Frisbee players, and readers all intermingled in and around the pool. It is also not uncommon to see some of Austin's courageous souls out throughout the winter months to take a dip.

Lastly, make McKinney Park a need to see destination. This big park is an all-natural resource region where people hike, bike, fish, and camp. A river, Onion Creek, goes through the center of the park with a waterfall and natural pool basin at the end, making it entertainment for the whole family. Wildlife is natural and ample here as well, so if you're a naturalist or really like to take pictures, this is undoubtedly a place you want to travel.

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