Parks are always a great idea when it comes to kids, and it’s a totally free option that allows your kid to play and run in the outdoors while you relax, stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air! Austin has many cool parks and playgrounds and we’ve created a list with our top picks! Check it out!

Springwoods Park

Where: 9117 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin

This amazing park has it all! Tennis courts, walking trail, a great playground, picnic tables, restrooms and it’s very spacious so kids will run around for hours!

Champion Park

Where: 3830 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Champion Park has lots of space for a fun day!

You will find a fitness area, a playscape and swings, and more! Dinosaur lovers will get to enjoy a covered children’s play area where they will discover dinosaur bones!

Zilker Park

Where: 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin

This is a must-visit park in Austin!

Zilker Park is a metropolitan park with 351 acres of land dedicated to running, jogging, biking, and many other outdoor activities. You will find trails, gardens, a swimming area, volleyball courts, and many other fun amenities! 

Katherine Fleischer Park

Where: 2106 Klattenhoff Dr, Austin, Texas 78728

Kids will get to enjoy a shaded playground, giant playhouse, soccer field, sand volleyball court, a multi-use baseball field, and so much more!

Pease District Park

Where: 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin

This beautiful park hidden in the middle of Austin is the perfect place for picnics, recreation, nature walks, and fun!

Kids can enjoy a playground, splash pad, basketball court, and more!

Mueller Lake Park

Where: 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin

With 140 acres of parks, trails, and open space, the whole family will have an amazing time.

Kids will enjoy an amazing play area, and the family can enjoy the 5-mile hike and bike trail as well as the green space.

Circle C Metropolitan Park

Where: 6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739

Enjoy nearly 6 miles of trails, soccer and baseball fields, shaded areas, a playground for small kids and another one for big kids, and more!

Ramsey Neighborhood Park

Where: 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin

This five-acre park has a playground for toddlers and older kids, basketball courts, picnic tables, restrooms, a swimming pool, and so much more!

Play for All Abilities Park

Where: 151 N A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664

This 51,000 square foot park includes amenities for children of all abilities, including a sensory pod-sand box, a rock band pod, an all-abilities playscape, all ability swings, and so much more!

Ella Wooten Park

Where: McCloskey St, Austin

At the Ella Wooten Park kids will enjoy a playscape, a pool, basketball court, and a large green space for family fun!