Monday Walk: Zilker Park, Austin Pt 3

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Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in the heart of south Austin (that comprises over 350 acres of publicly owned land. It is 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. The park serves as a hub for many recreational activities and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake, both of which run next to the park. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on 1997.  ~ Wikipedia

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At the park people can play with their kids and have fun with their dogs; across a bridge, you can find a spot to relax and watch birds or take photos. 🙂

Here are a few fun photos I took at the park.

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The swan was out there fishing for breakfast.

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Look! She got it! 🙂

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Parks and trails enables people to enjoy the beauty of nature without traveling far. Here in Austin, you can enjoy the city’s 14,300 acres of parks, the Zilker park is about 350 acres.

“Beauty in nature nourishes us and brings joy to the human spirit, it also is one of the deep needs of people everywhere”

~Lady Bird Johnson

Submitting to Jo’s Monday Walk. Jo is taking us to CARRAPATEIRA for an enjoyable walk.

 

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42 thoughts on “Monday Walk: Zilker Park, Austin Pt 3

  1. The whole world out having fun, Amy! Just lovely 🙂
    I especially love that first photo of the geese and swans. Superb! And the swan with her dripping beak! 🙂 Many thanks for joining me again.

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  2. You are really privileged to be so close to such a huge park with a big variety of recreatlon for humans and animals!Your photo series is wonderful and pleasantly showed me around.Lady Bird Johnson was so right.Her quote reminds me of a famous Greek painter who used to say that we can survive only if we are close to nature ❤ 🙂

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    • Really is a great place for people, dogs love to be out there and birds are so happy as you can tell. LB Johnson spent all her life to evocate environment issue and promote nature preservation. Thank you for introducing the Greek painter’s quote to me. Happy to see you on Monday! 🙂 ❤

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  3. That is such a beautiful park Amy and you took amazing shots of all the beauty there. Those swans are just gorgeous! Looks like everyone had lots of fun. 😀

    Thanks for sharing. ♥

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  4. Seems we were both walking in a park this week Amy 🙂 Yours is a lot more lively though! Love your geese. I usually see geese in the park I was in, but not this time. I love to watch them.
    Jude xx

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  5. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Odemira, in the Alentejo | restlessjo

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