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Yett Creek Neighborhood Park, Wooten Neighborhood Park, Ortega School Park Track

07.22.16 Posted in NE, NW by

Yett Creek Neighborhood Park is listed in the Parks Directory as being located at 12538 Riata Vista Circle, but there is no discernible entrance or trailhead at this address that I could find. Entering the name into my navigation led me to a location about ten minutes away from that address with what looked like […]

Wells Creek Greenbelt/Westenfield Neighborhood Park

07.18.16 Posted in NW by

Wells Creek Greenbelt (13120 Metric Boulevard) is not yet developed or runnable at this point. Westenfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield Road) is located off of MoPac and is suited more to swimming and children playing than running. Because of its location, the loud traffic and construction noise permeates the facility. There isn’t much of a […]

Umlauf Sculpture Garden/Seton Northwest Labryinth

07.07.16 Posted in Uncategorized by

I covered two more unique sites during my run yesterday. Umlauf Sculpture Garden (605 Robert E Lee Road) is not a traditional park or running site, but it’s on the Parks Directory so I ran it! Featuring the work of Charles Umlauf, the sculpture garden is a beautiful site to visit. It’s free through August […]

Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt

07.06.16 Posted in NW, Uncategorized by

Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt (6958 Spicewood Springs Road) offers about 6 miles of unpaved trail that’s very scenic. With the rains we’ve gotten lately, the creek is really flowing and it’s such an enjoyable sound. The foliage along the trail is rather overgrown right now so you’ll want to exercise some extra caution. It’s pretty […]

Waller Beach at Town Lake Metro Park

07.03.16 Posted in Central by

Waller Beach at Town Lake Metro Park (30 East Avenue) is part of the Town Lake Trail (Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail) system. The trail through this section is gravel and there’s also a very interesting restroom design in this area. There are many different parks that make up our wonderful downtown […]

Wooldridge School Park

06.29.16 Posted in NW by

Wooldridge School Park (1410 Norseman Terrace) has a gravel trail that measures about 0.20 miles per lap. It is flat and exposed. It is closed from 7am-4pm as it is on school grounds. There is a tennis court next to it but it’s pretty tattered. Visitors can park in the faculty lot next to the […]

T.A. Brown School Park

06.20.16 Posted in NE by

T.A. Brown School Park (520 Northway Drive) has a gravel track that is just under 0.2 miles per lap. It’s close and convenient to home for me, and a quick place to get a short run in when school is not in session. The track is flat and exposed. There are a few exercise stations […]

West Austin Neighborhood Park

06.15.16 Posted in NW by

West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 W 10th Street) is a three acre Clarksville-area park with interesting topography and a bit of a skyline view. It’s hilly landscape gives a nice little running challenge. Running out and back on the sort of U-shaped perimeter (plus out and backs on the mixed-surface walkways through the middle) twice […]

Walter E. Long Metro Park

06.08.16 Posted in NE by

Walter E. Long Metro Park (6620 Blue Bluff Road) is a large park bordering Decker Lake. It is much more suited for fishing than running and there is a $5 entrance fee. You can get a run in of about 2 miles on the (flat, exposed) roadways within the park. Being next to the lake, […]

Trailhead Neighborhood Park

05.31.16 Posted in NW by

Trailhead Neighborhood Park (10984 Boulder Lane) is about 14 acres of some developed park land and a wooded trail. The trail is paved for the first 0.4 miles; after that there’s some rocky terrain with inclines. We’ve been getting so much rain lately that the rocky section was super slippery (and jagged!) and I had […]

This blog chronicles my journey to run in every park in Austin. As an outdoor enthusiast, admirer of wildlife, and ultramarathoner who’s completed more than 35 distance races around the country, I explore our great green spaces while combining that with my fitness pursuits.
Progress: Run Every Park in Austin
206/218 Parks