Der Barton Springs Pool in Austin's Zilker Park
Zilker Park / Barton Springs
The 400 acres (161 ha) Zilker Park is located in the heart of the city.
Town Lake and the popular Barton Springs Pool can be found here as well as the Botanical Garden.
2220 Barton Springs Road
Cooling Off At Barton Springs — Considered the soul of the city, Barton Springs Pool is a
three-acre landmark created by nature. Fed from underground springs, the swimming hole
offers refreshing 68-degree, year-round water temperature.
2101 Barton Springs Road (located in Zilker Park)
Austin, the recreation city
In 2004, Austin received the National Recreation & Park Association's Gold Medal
award for having the best parks and recreation system in the nation: 16,700 acres of parkland,
206 parks, 12 nature preserves, 74 miles of hike and bike trails, 117 mi of lakeshore (within city
limits only), 72 athletic fields, 6 public city-owned golf courses, 108 city-owned tennis courts and
47 city-owned public pools. Visitors and Austinites alike enjoy “disc-golf” at 5 Austin parks.
Austin offers a new state-of-the-art skate park at Mabel Davis park with a concrete skate bowl,
pedestrian obstacles and grass-covered amphitheatre-type seating for spectators.