Best Public Parks in Austin, TX

Handpicked Top 3 Public Parks in Austin, TX. How do we actually find the most highly rated public park? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Since 1917

Picnic Areas, Museum, Garden, Multi-age Playscape, Hike and Bike Trails, Lake, Pool, Play Ground, Foundation & Park

Over 350 acres of publicly owned land

Mon - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

This park is excellent. It is a center piece to a beautiful city. Be it for a festival, picnic, or hike, Zilker is an excellent place to visit. I have been going to ACL, and Trail of Lights at Zilker for many years, as well as the occasional picnic and dog walk. The view of the skyline is wonderful.
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3800 Mt Bonnell Rd, Austin, TX 78731

Picnic Shelters, Picnic Tables, Trail, Walking Path, Play Areas & Open Space Areas

Offer 4 Trail Miles - Three free spots together make a lovely family outing

Mon - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

Great place. beautiful during the day because you can see almost everything. But at night it looks even more beautiful, you can see all the lights of the city. Shame my camera on my phone could not pick up the lights.
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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

Since 1976

Picnic Table, Tent Pad, Water, 30 Amp Hookup, Lantern Post, Restrooms with Showers Nearby & Outdoor Grills

Entrance Fees Child 12 Years and Under Free

Price: Adult: $6 Daily

Mon - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

McKinney Falls State Park is a very nice place to stay while visiting Austin. You feel like you are out in nature while being 10 - 15 minutes from downtown Austin. The park is a bit tight to get around with a larger rig but the sites are nice and separated by trees and space. You do not feel like you are on top of your neighbors. Also there are several nice hikes to be had on the park.
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