Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park: Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Austin
August 2, 2017 | cimgroup
Austin is a city that caters to lovers of the outdoors. With fixtures like Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake, you don't have to leave the city in order to get some fresh air. Another popular spot to enjoy the outdoors—with a lower profile and smaller crowds—is Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.
The large park encompasses nearly 300 acres of untamed natural space sitting north of downtown. Many locals come here to go hiking along the miles of trails that wind throughout the wooded areas and hills. Some bring their pups along for the hike or let them off-leash in the fenced-in dog park. You can also cool down with a dip in the public swimming pool, spend an afternoon on the playground, or enjoy the gurgling streams that flow through the park. Check it out this summer!