Austin ranks as one of the fittest cities in the nation, and local residents enjoy their favorite fitness and leisure activities at Zilker Park. Located in the heart of Central Austin, at 2100 Barton Springs Road. The park is open every day of the year from 5am to 10pm. Next to Lady Bird Lake, and features a spectacular view of Austin's Downtown skyline.
Many events are held at the park throughout the year, from the Kite Festival in March to Austin City Limits Music Festival in the Fall. Hillside Theater holds concerts and other entertainment throughout the year.
With spacious grassy fields, and tree line trails, relax and just enjoy a sunny day. A short stroll over to the Zilker Botanical Garden, makes for serene retreat right in the center of urban life. Just south of the park is the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.. The whole family can learn about the native beauty of Austin at The Austin Nature and Science Center, hosting educational programs all year round. Bring the little ones - there is a playground, and the Zilker Zephyr miniature train runs daily.
Walk, hike or bike, a scenic 10.1 mile trail, there are also large multipurpose fields for sports, volley ball courts and an nine hole Disc Golf Course. Another Austin treasure that makes its home in Zilker Park is the Barton Springs Pool, a sparkling, natural pool fed by the Barton Springs. Whatever your favorite activity, Zilker Park is a true Austin treasure with something to offer for everyone.