opened in 1939, is a short walk from local pubs, and is close to
many Austin attractions including Shoal Creek, Austin’s famous
6th Street, Zilker Park, a skate park, Austin Recreation Center,
and the UT campus. In their inaugural season, the “new” Austin
Aztex finished in the final 8 (of 73 teams). Kids 10 and under
are always admitted free to Aztex home matches. Parking at the
ACC Rio Grande parking garage in also free.
There’s nothing like a game of volleyball on sand, and with a variety
of sand courts to choose from, there’s no reason not to indulge.
Austin Park Facilities
Zilker Park has four public sand volleyball courts complete with
nets just north of Barton Springs Road. Pease Park has three courts
without nets, but call PARD to check with them about net rental.
Aussie’s Bar and Grill
306 Barton Springs Road; 512-480-0952; www.aussiesaustin.com
Nets and brewskis are a natural combination. Aussie’s maintains
league play in the summer.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
Call PARD for a complete listing of the 28 first-come, first-served
free municipal tennis court facilities found throughout the city.
The city’s larger municipal facilities may charge a small usage fee
and may also require reservations.
One thing is for certain: when it comes to the great outdoors, Austin just can’t be beat. From inner city greenbelts to nearby
state parks, Austin has been enjoying an ongoing love affair with Mother Nature for years. Presented here are just a few of the
many parks found in the Austin area. For more information and a complete listing of all area parks, call the City of Austin Parks
and Recreation Department (PARD) at 512-974-6700, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) at 512-473-3200, the Travis
County Parks Department at 512-854-7275, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at 512-389-8900.
Auditorium Shores at
Town Lake Metropolitan Park
Tom Miller Dam to Longhorn Dam
Austin BMX and Skate Park 1213 Shoal Creek Blvd
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Access off MoPac Southwest of Capital
of Texas Hwy. (Loop 360), or from Zilker
Park west of the pool.
Blunn Creek Greenbelt 700 East Live Oak to 1400 Alameda,
then to Riverside Drive.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park 1600 City Park Road
Mansfield Recreation Area 4370 Mansfield Dam Rd.
Mayfield Nature Preserve 3508 W. 35th Street
Pace Bend Park 2501 Pace Bend Rd. North, Spicewood
Pease District Park & Splash Pad Lamar, between 12th and 24th Streets
Red Bud Isle 3401 Red Bud Trail
Shoal Creek Greenbelt From 38th Street to Town Lake
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve 805 Capital of Texas Hwy.
Zilker Metropolitan Park 2100 Barton Springs Road
StAte PARkS & LCRA
(Lower Colorado River Authority)
Bastrop State Park
enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Garner State Park
Hill Country State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Mckinney Falls State Park
Mckinney Roughs Nature Park/LCRA
Cedar Creek; 512-303-5073
Pedernales Falls State Park
Johnson City; 830-868-7304
*Camping and entrance fees vary.