Zilker Metropolitan Park provides 350 acres of fun smack-dab in the center of Austin. From a theatre under the stars to volleyball and kayaking, it's earned its place as one of the city's top spots.

Zilker Metropolitan Park Attractions

Zilker Park has far more than you could do in a single day. In fact, it's home to some of Austin's most popular landmarks, including:

Whether you want to enjoy Shakespeare in the Park performances or explore the artistic works of a famed American sculptor, Zilker Park can accommodate.

Zilker Metropolitan Park Activities

Zilker Park's popular playground is great for young families, and there's a large dog park ideal for letting your four-legged friend burn off some energy. You'll also find a disc golf course and 5 volleyball courts.

If you'd like to take to the water, Barton Springs Pool adjoins on the east. This 3-acre spring-fed pool keeps Austin locals cool with water that consistently stays 68 - 70 degrees. Kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard rental is available for the more energetic and adventurous.

Zilker Metropolitan Park Events

Zilker Park is home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival - 2018 headliners include Childish Gambino, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Odesza, and The National. Other popular draws throughout the year include:

Visit during the Christmas season to take in the stunning Zilker Holiday Tree. It stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers holding 81 multi-colored, 25-watt bulbs - that's a total of 3,309 lights!

Don't Visit Austin Without Spending a Day or Two at Zilker Park

Whether you want to go paddling or ride the rails, Zilker Metropolitan Park always provides a fantastic day out for the whole family. To find out more about top Austin attractions, contact us today.


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