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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin , TX , 78746
Phone: (512) 974-6700
30° 15' 57.852" N, 97° 46' 8.886" W
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Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and special events for individuals and families.

Park Features

  • The Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs, totaling 3,309 lights. The Zilker Tree lighting ceremony is held annually on the first Sunday in Dec. at 6 p.m.
  • The annual Zilker Park Kite Festival is held the first Sunday in March each year.
  • Enjoy a ride on the Zilker Zephyr miniature train or paddling a canoe on Town Lake. Play on the large multi-age playscape, hike and bike trails and large full-service picnic areas, six of which are reservable.
  • Barton Springs Pool is a natural spring-fed pool with a year-round average temperature of 68 degrees.
  • The sports enthusiast will enjoy the sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course and two multi-use fields.
  • Zilker Botanical Gardens includes the Taniguchi Oriental Garden and the Austin Area Garden Center.
  • Austin Nature and Science Center offers a wide variety of programs for children and adults.
  • Zilker Hillside Theatre hosts concerts ranging from jazz to country. Additionally, the theatre is the site of the Zilker Summer Musical and Shakespeare in the Park. Bring a blanket to site on the hillside and enjoy these events.
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is on the south end of the park and is the home of a collection of works by sculptor Charles Umlauf.
  • The park also hosts the Austin Sunshine Camp owned and operated by the Young Men's Business League of Austin.


2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX, 78746
United States


(512) 974-6700

Zilker Holiday Tree

6 pm - 10 pm park curfew