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!

Alliance Children’s Garden

Where: 1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

This 2-acre park with beautiful views is a great option for visiting with kids!

It features great play structures, plenty of space to run around, lots of shade, and it’s even near a pond where kids can find new ways for fun!

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!

Walnut Creek Metro Park

Where: 12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

This park features amazing play structures including a large and fast slide for older kids, play equipment for the younger ones, and plenty of green space to run, relax, and enjoy an amazing day!

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!

Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park

Where: 400 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

The playground at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park is perfect for kids of all ages!

It has a small playground for little ones and a big one for older kids. They will love the nature-themed structures, including a tightrope and buttons that play nature sounds!

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.

City Of Bee Cave Central Park

Where: City of Bee Cave Central Park, 13676 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX 78738

Kids will have a blast at this park!

It features many play structures, and for those kids who love music, there are pipes and tube drums for musical play! You can also find plenty of space to run and play, basketball courts, and walking trails!

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!

Joanne Land Playground

Where: 2003 Harrell Pkwy, Round Rock, TX 78665

This park features an amazing playground with climbing towers, obstacles, tunnels, slides, and more!

Kids will have a blast! You can also find a pond, walking trails, and plenty of space to run and play!

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!

Creative Playscape

Where: 1003 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

Creative Playscape combines play with art!

Kids will enjoy climbing walls, a giant rock, a two-level playground, and a teepee. Kids will find a wall with the story of the Georgetown area throughout the park.

Robinson Park

Where: 13308 Humphrey Dr, Austin

Kids will find their favorite play equipment at this playground, including dinosaurs, slides, playhouses, swings, a zip slide, and more!

You can also have a private party at the covered pavilion with picnic tables.

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!

Milburn Park

Where: 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

This amazing park is fun for all ages!

It offers a playground, a walking trail, basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelters with barbecue pits, a community garden, a recreational BMX track, a rock-climbing wall, and more!

Playground at Southpark Meadows

Where: 9500 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748

This park features an amazing playground that will keep kids busy for hours, and it’s also surrounded by oak trees which provides the park with plenty of shade to relax and have a great time any month of the year!

Central Market Playground

Where: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

The food-themed playground at Central Market features two big playscapes with slides and climbing equipment.

There are many big tall trees to provide shade most of the day. If kids get hungry, you can stop for a lunch break!

Clarksville Park And Splash Pad

Where: 1811 W 11th St Austin, TX 78703

Clarksville Park And Splash Pad is another great option to spend a family day!

Kids can enjoy the play structure and splash pad in summer, while families can sit down under a tree to enjoy a picnic!

Lost Creek Park

Where: 1305 Quaker Ridge Dr Austin, TX 78746

Kids will have a blast playing in the amazing structure at Lost Creek Park!

You can also find a water fountain and plenty of space to run around and sit down to enjoy lunch!

Perry Park

Where: 4900 Fairview Dr Austin, TX 78731

Perry Park has a beautiful natural surrounding that makes it special to play and run around!

It also features a playground where kids can play for hours and enjoy the day!

Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park

Where: 2803 Loyola Ln.

Dottie Jordan Neighborhood Park has not only a great play structure for kids to play all day, but it also features basketball courts, a large green space to run around, picnic tables, and barbecue pits!

Little Stacy Neighborhood Park

Where: 1400 Alameda Dr.

With volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts, this is a great park to spend time outdoors playing with the family.

It also has a playground, bathrooms, and picnic tables to spend the whole day. In summer, there’s a shallow wading pool available.

Mary Moore Searight Park

Where: 907 Slaughter Ln.

Hidden within a residential area, this amazing park has it all!

It features more than 330 acres of park, six miles of trails, recreational areas to enjoy picnics, basketball courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, a playground, tennis and volleyball courts, and so much more!

Dove Springs District Park

Where: 5801 Ainez Dr.

Families will have a great day in Dove Springs District Park!

You will find baseball, soccer fields, a swimming pool, playscape, a nature walking trail, tennis and basketball courts, and an 18,000 square foot recreation center onsite!

Brentwood Neighborhood Park

Where: 6710 Arroyo Seco

This park features nine acres of amenities and family fun!

You will find playgrounds, a basketball and volleyball court, a large field, restrooms, and even a neighborhood pool!

Northeast and Southeast Metropolitan Parks

Where: 2703 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville |
4511 Texas 71, Del Valle

These two parks are very similar and they’re both great!

They both feature large covered playscapes, ballparks, restrooms, climbing structures, concession stands, and plenty of space to run and play!

South Austin Neighborhood Park

Where: 1100 Cumberland Road

This large, amazing playscape at the recreation center features many things to climb on, hang from and slide down!

Kids will play all day at this great park!