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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