Monday Walk: Zilker Park, Austin

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Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered “Austin’s most-loved park.” This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreational activities.

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During the weekend, people are playing fetch with their dogs, soccer, fitness camps, and volleyball in this beautiful green field.

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The river, lake, trails in Austin post I did a week ago for Jo’s Monday Walk was east side of the city. Last Saturday, we took a walk through the west side, where the Zilker Park is located.

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There are a few resting shady spots by the river and along the park trail, where people can take a break from walking or jogging and watch birds.birds4

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Birds are pretty happy here, but it’s not always so peaceful though. Here you can see a little bird was making a splash right in front of the swan and her kid, and mother swan was very much annoyed by that. 🙂

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It truly was a pleasant Saturday morning!

Note:

The Zilker Park was named after its benefactor Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city in 1917. It was developed into the park during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

This week Jo’s takes us to the village of Giverny. You really don’t want to miss it!

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Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week 🙂

63 thoughts on “Monday Walk: Zilker Park, Austin

  1. It’s always great to see people utilizing their public park, getting exercise, and enjoying the fresh air and environs. Great photos and interesing info about Austin, Amy.

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  2. I’m always surprised to see so much green space somewhere that gets as hot as Austin, Amy. It looks a lovely park and I adore your photo of that cross mother swan 🙂
    Thanks so much for taking part again. Hugs!

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    • Thank you so much for your comment, Jo. Most people think Texas is dry and brown 🙂 Two years ago, a good friend of mine, who have lived in PA all her life, came to visit me (finally), she couldn’t believe she was in Texas. 🙂 But, west TX, New Mexico, and Arizona are very brown.

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