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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 […]


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