Zilker Metropolitan Park in Austin

2100 Barton Springs Rd

Zilker Metropolitan Park

Zilker Metropolitan Park is a picturesque park in Austin that spans over 350 acres and has been a popular attraction for both locals and tourists since its opening in 1917. The park is named in honor of Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city of Austin. The park features several attractions, including Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Garden, and the Austin Nature and Science Center. Barton Springs Pool is a natural spring-fed pool and is one of the main attractions of the park, given Austin's hot summers, and swimming is a fun way to cool off. The park also plays host to several events throughout the year, including the Austin City Limits music festival and the Zilker Kite Festival. One of the main reasons to visit Zilker Park is for its stunning views of the downtown Austin skyline, given the park's proximity to the city's center.

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