1301 Shoal Creek Bouldevard, Austin
The Aztex play their homes games at
House Park, located in the heart of downtown Austin. The historic 6,000-capacity
stadium, 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, Austin
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
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.
STATE PARKS & LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority)
Bastrop State Park Bastrop; 512-321-2101
Enchanted Rock State
Natural Area Fredericksburg; 830-685-3636
Garner State Park Concan; 830-232-6132
Hill Country State
Natural Area Bandera; 830-796-4413
Lost Maples State
Natural Area Vanderpool; 830-966-3413
McKinney Falls State Park Austin; 512-243-1643
Nature Park/LCRA Cedar Creek; 512-303-5073
Pedernales Falls State Park Johnson City; 830-868-7304
*Camping and entrance fees vary.
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 &
Lamar, between 12th and
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