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Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park

06.09.15 Posted in Central, Large Park by

Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park (400 Grove Boulevard) is a large park (over 265 acres) with many facilities, having been developed only in the last few years. The playground is very unique (and shaded!) and there is a nice picnic pavilion. Ample parking is available in several lots here. It was very quiet […]

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

04.16.14 Posted in Central, Large Park by

Though its official address is 800 West Riverside Drive, this massive trail is accessed by many different parks throughout Central Austin. Truly one of the best parts of living in Austin, the Trail is a real gem that we should all value. I’ll updates links to the related park posts here. Butler Shores at Town […]

Eilers (Deep Eddy) Neighborhood Park/Johnson Creek Greenbelt/Zilker Metro Park

04.16.14 Posted in Central, Large Park by

Eilers (Deep Eddy) Neighborhood Park is located at 401 Deep Eddy Avenue in Central Austin. It’s best known for its pool, which was looking quite inviting even on this chilly day, but is also a great spot to access Town Lake Trail. Parking was plentiful on this weekday but gets crowded on summer weekends. The […]

Shoal Creek Greenbelt and Pease District Park

11.12.13 Posted in Central, Large Park, NE, NW by

The entrance to Shoal Creek Greenbelt is at 2600 Lamar Blvd. One can usually find parking on the side street near this trailhead, but I ran to this park from home as part of my weekly long run.  I go past here every week, sometimes dropping down onto the trail versus staying on the sidewalk, […]

Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park

10.14.13 Posted in Large Park, South by

Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park is a beautiful spot at 614 North Commons Ford Road in South Austin. This is a little-known gem that is definitely worth exploring no matter where you’re coming from. It covers 212 acres. The hilly, unpaved trails here are not really marked but are relatively easy to follow as long […]

Brushy Creek Greenbelt

07.19.13 Posted in Large Park, NW by

Brushy Creek Greenbelt is in Northwest Austin at 16533 Along Creek Cove. You’ll need to actually drive about a half block past this address once you navigate to it; there’s an empty cul de sac you can park in and then find the trail as it goes directly behind some homes’ backyards. After that short […]

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

07.16.13 Posted in Beyond Austin, Large Park by

Muleshoe Bend is at 2820 County Road 414 in Spicewood, TX. I plan to feature notable parks within an hour of Austin after I finish the city parks, so I figured I’d go ahead and include this one as I had the chance to run here Saturday night for the Capt’n Karls race. This night-time […]

Barton Creek Greenbelt

07.14.13 Posted in Central, Large Park by

Barton Creek Greenbelt (not to be confused with Barton Creek Wilderness Park) is located at 3753 South Capital of Texas Highway in Central Austin. At over 800 acres, it’s a huge park with miles and miles of beautiful trail. I completed a quick 2.3 miles here between clients. There are some spots with short but […]

Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt

07.03.13 Posted in Large Park, NW by

Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt is a Northwest park located at 7806 North Capital of Texas Highway (not to be confused with Bull Creek District Park, Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt, and Bull Creek Preserve which I will cover in future posts). The entrance can be a little tricky to find as you’ll need to actually turn […]

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park

06.04.13 Posted in Large Park, NW by

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park is less than five minutes from home for me, located at 7000 Ardath Street in Northwest Austin. This park is over 30 acres and full of features including a baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, playscapes, many picnic tables, pool, and restrooms. The path that meanders around all these […]

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