Playgrounds Around Town

HappiFamli, Senior Playground Correspondent

March 13, 2018

Austin is home to so many great parks, and spring is the perfect time to go and check some out! Here are some of our favorite parks around town. What are we missing?  Let us know your favorites!


Katherine Fleischer Park is in the Wells Branch area of North Austin at 2106 Klattenhoff Drive. If you’ve been there, you probably remember it as the playground with the little green playhouse. Besides a huge playground, there are sports fields and hiking/biking trails that run behind the park as well.


Zilker Park is the heart of Austin. There is more to do here than you can squeeze into one day (although it would be fun to try)! Besides a giant playground, you can find the Zilker Zephyr train, Barton Springs pool, Austin Nature and Science Center, and the Botanical Gardens. Zilker is also the perfect place to canoe, kayak, or SUP out on Lady Bird Lake, or bring your dogs out to Barking Springs or play a game of frisbee fetch at the dog park.


Springwoods Park is over in the Anderson Mill area of Northwest Austin at 9117 Anderson Mill Rd. The park has two large playgrounds, one for little kids and one for older kids. The surrounding areas are shady and large climbing trees are everywhere. There are party pavilions, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, and a soccer field.


Roy G. Guerrero Park is located at 400 Grove Blvd. This park has a huge playground and is right next to Austin’s famous “Secret Beach”. There are beautiful hikes all around this park as well.


Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park is located at 6301 W Slaughter Ln. Here you can find something for everyone! There is a shady playground that will appeal to both little and big kids, soccer fields, basketball and volleyball, disc golf, hike/bike trails and more!


Dick Nichols Park at 8011 Beckett Rd. has a free pool, a splash pad for kids, 17 playgrounds, hike/bike trails, basketball, fields, pavilions, tennis courts, and more. This park is huge!