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  2. Zilker Metropolitan Park |

    Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. Zilker Metropolitan Park, located 2100 Barton Springs Road, is Austin’s oldest metropolitan park and is named after Andrew Jackson Zilker who donated parcels of land to the city starting in 1917. Mr. Zilker came to Austin in 1876 to become a business man and a banker.

  3. Zilker Park - Austin Parks Foundation

    The Parks & Rec Pale Ale was created in celebration of Zilker Park’s 100th anniversary. Enjoy the Parks & Rec Pale Ale in cans or on draft across Austin to support Austin Parks Foundation! Benefits include (but are not limited to): Bright, Citrusy Pale Ale. On Draft Around Austin. 6 Packs for Home Use. Supports Austin’s Parks. ZILKER ...

  4. Zilker Metropolitan Park | Austin, TX

    About. Zilker Park is a 361-acre park nestled in the heart of downtown, right off Lady Bird Lake. The park was founded in 1917 and is home to picnic facilities, bike/canoe rentals, a disc golf course, a large playground for children, the Zilker Zephyr train and Barton Springs Pool, an urban oasis where swimmers plunge into 68-degree, spring-fed ...

  5. Zilker Park - Wikipedia

    Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in south Austin, Texas at the juncture of Barton Creek and the Colorado River that comprises over 350 acres (142 ha) of publicly owned land. It is named after its benefactor, Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city in 1917.

  6. Explore Zilker Park | Trail Walks & Outdoor Activities

    Zilker Park is known as the "jewel in the heart of Austin," and it's easy to see why. The 351 acre park features a natural spring-fed swimming pool, sculpture garden, stand-up paddle boarding, dinosaurs (at the prehistoric gardens in the botanical garden) and unbeatable views of the Austin skyline.

  7. Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, ANSC is dedicated to the exploration of the natural world. The Austin Nature & Science Center offers many programs for preschoolers, kids, families, and adults with topics ranging from butterflies to caving and much more. HOURS Monday - Saturday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Sunday 12:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

  8. The Top 12 Things to Do in Zilker Park in Austin, TX - TripSavvy

    Located just south of downtown Austin, Zilker Park stretches across 350 acres of rolling hills. Barton Springs Pool, sometimes referred to as the “soul of the city,” lies at the center of the park. The rest of the park is a mix of open space and minimally developed land crisscrossed by hike-and-bike trails.

  9. Discover Zilker Metropolitan Park, Austin's recreational gem

    Parking is free on weekdays, and $5/car on weekends March-September and on holidays. See the park map. Find it: Zilker Metropolitan Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704; 512-974-6700 ...

  10. Austin debates the future of Zilker Park - Axios Austin

    The big picture: The debate over the future of Zilker echoes familiar battle lines in Austin over the last couple decades, about whether to keep the city as is or to somehow polish it up. The plan, developed by the planning agency Design Workshop under the guidance of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, is meant to be a blueprint for ...

  11. A park almost twice the size of Zilker is coming to ... - Yahoo

    At 600 acres, the park would be nearly twice the size of Austin's iconic 351-acre Zilker Park just south of downtown. Whisper Valley's developer says its park will become the centerpiece of a new ...