Zilker Park sits just across Lady Bird Lake (formarly known as Town Lake) from Austin's skyline making it the perfect metropolitan park. Locals and visitors enjoy 351 acres land dedicated to running, jogging, biking, swimming, kayaking and many other outdoor activities. The park features trails, gardens, volleyball courts, natural springs, swimming area, and many more amenities.
Zilker Park Amenities
Bordering 416 acres of water-space in Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park is the perfect blend of land and water. If water you prefer exercising on, or in the water, Zilker Park is the best place in Austin to enjoy a variety of exercise. From swimming in Barton Springs Pool, to running or walking along Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail, there isn't a better place in downtown Austin to enjoy fitness and exercise in the water. In fact, with all of the rowers on Lady Bird Lake, and all of the lap-swimmers in Barton Springs Pool, it's easy to forget how relaxing the park's water can be. Shaded hills provide a perfect place to relax by the cool spring fed waters of Barton Springs Pool. If you want to add an urban taste, try stand up paddle boarding or kayaking around on Lady Bird Lake, the best place to view Austin's skyline. Zilker Park Boat Rental has kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards available for rent. Check out Zilker Botanical Garden's ponds, waterfalls, streams and gardens to why why this is considered "the jewel in the heart of Austin". See More ››
Zilker Park Events
Zilker Park is the home to many popular year-round events. Crowds gather frequently for live music, marathons, festivals, and more. From Austin City Limits Music Festival, to Zilker Park Kite festival, there is something for everyone. Check out Zilker Hillside Theatre for a broadway style production, or sing along with popular songwriters at Blues on the Green. See More ››
Visit Zilker Park
Whether you are a local or a visitor to Austin, TX, Zilker Park is a must visit. The park is walking distance from many of downtown Austin Hotels. You can spend the whole day at the park, on Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool, or you can walk, jog or ride a bike around Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail for a quick view. Whether you stay awhile, or do a quick walk-thru, make sure to check out this amazing city park. See More ››