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Tanglewood Neighborhood Park

04.05.16 Posted in NW by

Tanglewood Neighborhood Park (11409 Rustic Rock Road) is a Northwest Austin park with about 0.7 miles of shaded trail per loop. The trail is mostly paved and has a few offshoots with stairs that present a nice little incline challenge; the second set of steps you come to is not completely paved and is quite […]

Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve

01.03.16 Posted in NW by

Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve (7810 Sterling Drive) has a paved trail that measures about 0.3 miles each way. The trail deadends at what used to be a lovely observation deck but was damaged by a fire and is now completely gone, so it’s just a simple out-and-back at this point. It’s a pretty, heavily wooded […]

St. Edwards Greenbelt

12.23.15 Posted in NW by

St. Edwards Greenbelt (7301 Spicewood Springs Road) is a real Northwest Austin treasure. It boasts about four miles of trails, the Hill trail that’s a bit rockier and has more elevation change, and the Creek trail along the water. Thanks to recent heavy rains, there was tons of water in the creek the day I […]

Seider Springs Greenbelt

08.23.15 Posted in NW by

I’ve been away from my parks project for some time now as I was healing a broken sacrum, but I’m back at it now. Seider Springs Greenbelt (1380 West 34th Street) is a park with paved trails that total about 0.45 miles out and back. The trail is a little bit hilly and very shaded. […]

Reed Neighborhood Park

04.06.15 Posted in NW by

Reed Neighborhood Park is located at 2614 Pecos Street. There is a short nature trail accessible via the trailhead near the back of the parking area. With six out-and-backs on this trail and on the paved section of the park, I got in 1.55 miles of my run here on this overcast day. There were […]

Red Bud Isle/Bright Leaf Preserve

01.13.15 Posted in NW by

Red Bud Isle (3401 Red Bud Trail) is a popular off-leash dog park that has an unpaved trail. Each loop is about 0.4 miles, 0.5 if you take the detour out onto the little pointe. The trail is relatively flat with one slightly inclined spot. It’s often crowded with people and their dogs who run […]

Oakview Neighborhood Park

12.02.14 Posted in NW by

Oakview Neighborhood Park (10902 Oak View Drive) has a gravel trail circling around the seven acre park. Wooded scenery and interpretive signs describing the plant life make for a pleasant run of about 0.4 miles per lap. This park also has a nice large picnic pavilion and easy street parking. There is some construction going […]

Northwest Balcones Neighborhood Park

11.25.14 Posted in NW by

Northwest Balcones Neighborhood Park (10225 Talleyran Drive) offers a paved loop that circles the more developed section of the park as well as a small unofficial path that meanders into the pretty wooded area, totaling about 0.5 miles per loop. There are several nice picnic shelters, parking lot, and playground at this park and the […]

Quail Creek Neighborhood Park

11.19.14 Posted in NW by

Quail Creek Neighborhood Park (1101 Mearns Meadow Drive) has a 0.5 mile gravel track with several exercise stations along the path. Street parking is available and the trail is partially shaded and has a few tiny hilly sections. There were several other runners and families out at the park on this sunny, chilly day I […]

North Star Greenbelt/North Cat Mountain Greenbelt

11.15.14 Posted in NW by

North Star Greenbelt (11701 Tallow Field Way) is an interesting running locale, basically a long skinny tract of land under power lines with a curvy paved path that measures about 1.7 miles with each out and back. Though most of the “view” is of the back of people’s fences, it’s actually quite a pleasant space […]

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