The weather in Austin might be a little nasty right now, but we all know that it is usually bright and beautiful outside. One great and FREE way to take advantage of this is to start using the City of Austin parks that are scattered throughout the city. Whether you live downtown, in Westlake, West Campus, or South Congress, there is a park near you. It is just a matter of finding them.
Some useful features found here include:
Here are some of my favorite parks that I highly recommend you check out:• Zilker Park
• Pease Park
• Republic Square
• Barton Creek Greenbelt
• Bull Creek Greenbelt
• Butler Park
• Mount Bonnell
• Red Bud Isle (*my fav)
You are crazy not to take advantage of all that the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department has to offer us:
Today, the Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 16,682 acres of land containing 206 parks, 12 preserves. The department currently maintains more than 74 miles of hike-and-bike trails; 117 miles of lake patrol; 172 athletic fields; and 90 playscapes. Other facilities include 17 recreation centers; 3 senior activity centers; 1 garden center; 1 nature and science. ; 1 art center; 2 party houses; 4 museums, 6 amphitheaters; 6 golf courses; 108 tennis courts; 47 swimming pools and 2 beach-front facilities.
Post by Sarah Lacy