Austin has so many picturesque spots and beautiful places to enjoy the day with the family on a blanket under the blue sky. It could be a place as simple as the neighborhood park or even places surrounded by nature where you could also enjoy some learning afterward! Check out our top picks for places to enjoy a picnic with kids in Austin.

Texas State Capitol

Where: 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Hours: Monday- Friday 7 AM- 6 PM

Texas Capitol is located in the heart of Austin and it provides plenty of space for a picnic and for kids to run around and play!

Enjoy lunch under the shade of a tree, or with the view of one of the best architectural gems in Austin.

Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve

Where: 3505 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Hours: : 5 AM- 10 PM

Imagine being with your kids enjoying a nice picnic surrounded by gardens and ponds, and suddenly, you see a peacock walking around.

This is a total possible scenario if you choose Mayfield Park for your picnic!

Zilker Park

Where: 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

Zilker Park has plenty of green space to choose from for your perfect picnic!

You will get to enjoy city views, as well as 351 acres of land for running, biking, enjoying gardens, trails, and so much more!

Springwoods Park

Where: 9117 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

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!

Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

Where: 900 W. Riverside Dr.
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

Having a picnic here is one of the best ideas!

You can enjoy lunch on the green grass and combine it with some kayaking at the lake or other physical activities such as jogging. You can stay for one of the many popular free music events!

Laguna Gloria

Where: 3809 W 35th St.

Have a picnic with views of Lake Austin, magical sculptures, and gardens. Afterward, you can visit The Contemporary Austin museum and art school for some educational fun time!

Champion Park

Where: 3830 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Hours: Daily, 7.30 AM- 10 PM

Champion Park is a favorite when it comes to kids: it has a covered children’s play area with castings of dinosaur bones to discover, an amazing playscape, swings, and more!

You can enjoy lunch on the picnic tables or in the covered picnic pavilions with built-in grills!

Pease District Park

Where: 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

Pease Park is the perfect place for picnics, recreation, art, nature walks, and family fun!

You will find a playground for the little ones, as well as a splash pad, basketball courts, and so much more!

Mueller Lake Park

Where: 4550 Mueller Blvd.
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

There is nothing better for a picnic with the family than some green areas, a lake where you can feed the ducks, and play structures for the kids!

Mueller Lake Park is the perfect destination for a family fun time in the outdoors.

Where: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 5 PM

If you were in the mood for a picnic surrounded by nature, this is the right choice.

You’ll be amazed by the 284 acres of cultivated gardens, an arboretum, natural areas, caves, and so much more!

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Where: 1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
Hours: Daily 7 AM- 10 PM

One of the largest parks in Austin and a great place for a picnic!

It features swimming spots, barbecue pits, and plenty of space for kids to run around enjoying the fresh air!

Ramsey Neighborhood Park

Where: 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

This park offers a swimming pool during the summer months, tennis courts, a toddler playground as well as a regular playground, a basketball court, a baseball diamond, and picnic areas with barbecue facilities!

Ella Wooten Park

Where: 2029 McCloskey St, Austin, TX 78723
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

Ella Wooten Park is a nice place for a family outing.

You will find shaded picnic areas, a playscape, an open lawn, a sports court, a great pool for the summertime, and more!

McKinney Falls State Park

Where: 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy

If you want to go a little further, head over to McKinney Falls State Park and enjoy a unique picnic day!

You can enjoy a day hiking and admiring nature, or stay overnight in the camping area!

Open Room Austin at Sand Beach Park

Where: 111 Sandra Muraida Way
Hours: Open daily, 24 hours

This long table at Sand Beach Park is part of the Art in Public Places program.

This social sculpture features a 24-foot-long table, benches, and a lighting structure. If you wanted a unique picnic experience, head to Sand Beach Park!