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More Northwesterns

08.10.16 Posted in NW by

Gilbert-Davis Tract (5512 Shoal Creek Blvd) is part of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. The Parks Directory still lists it as undeveloped but it does now have a rock-lined dirt trail which is mostly flat and runs parallel to the creek. It’s about 0.4 miles each direction and is pretty shaded. It’s next to a relatively […]

Doss School Park

08.05.16 Posted in NW by

Doss School Park (7013 Northledge Drive) features a short (about 0.10 miles per lap) gravel trail. It is an irregular loop that is fun to run despite its short distance. It’s on a bit of a slope and is shaded and quiet. This park, closed during school hours, also has a playground, a Little Library, […]

Round Up

08.02.16 Posted in NE, NW by

I had some time off today and visited (or attempted to visit!) several different sites. Andrews School Park (2400 Lehigh Drive) is just a small path to a school playground, not a runnable site. Barrington School Park (9306 Glenn Lane) has a gravel track but all the gates were locked today. It may not be […]

Walnut Creek Greenbelt

07.27.16 Posted in NW by

Walnut Creek Greenbelt (2611 Park Bend Drive) is a large (975 acres!) tract of land that connects Walnut Creek Metro Park and Balcones District Park. There is now a nice paved trail through this greenbelt that is a really good place to run or cycle. One can park at the St. David’s Hospital Lot G […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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