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09.28.16 Posted in Central, Uncategorized by

I have recently visited but found undeveloped and unrunnable the following: Barrow Nature Preserve (7515 Step Down Cove), Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve (9221 E US Hwy 290), and Onion Creek Wildlife Sanctuary (4435 E SH 71). Onward to more!


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 […]


Tarrytown Neighborhood Park

05.09.16 Posted in Uncategorized by

Tarrytown Neighborhood Park (2106 Tower Drive) is a smaller park, about 2 acres within the median of a residential neighborhood. There is no running surface but one can run loops around the perimeter in the street which isn’t very busy. It’s mostly flat with a slight incline. The day I visited, the playground was full […]


Springwoods Neighborhood Park

10.04.15 Posted in Uncategorized by

Springwoods Neighborhood Park (9117 Anderson Mill Road) is a 12 acre Northwest Austin park with a 0.5 mile trail. The trail is flat, shaded, and partially gravel, partially paved. It’s intermittent paving make it a fun place to do fartlek workouts (or speed play) by sprinting the paved sections and jogging the gravel sections. It’s […]


Sendera Mesa Neighborhood Park/Slaughter Creek at Twin Oaks Greenbelt/South Austin Neighborhood Park

09.15.15 Posted in Uncategorized by

Sendera Mesa Neighborhood Park (4717 Davis Lane) is a small park and only a tiny portion of it is developed. It’s not a runnable park; just a short, flat sidewalk bisects it. It does have ample parking and a nice playground. A swimming pool for the residents is next to it and it is highly […]


Ramsey Neighborhood Park

03.31.15 Posted in Uncategorized by

Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 Rosedale Avenue) has many features like brand new playground equipment, a pool, and sports courts that make it a great place for children, and a flat sidewalk that goes around the rectangular perimeter that makes it good for runners. Seven laps around gets you three miles. The park is rather busy […]


Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park

01.30.15 Posted in Uncategorized by

Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park (12901 Scofield Farms Dr) has a meandering out-and-back gravel path with a little tributary section that leads down to the creek that runs through it – which actually had rushing water in it the chilly day I visited. With three out-and-backs, one tributary jaunt, and finishing on the sidewalk in front […]


Riata Neighborhood Park

01.22.15 Posted in Uncategorized by

Riata Neighborhood Park (12401 Riata Trace Parkway) is a lovely park that’s hard to park near. The streets and office parking lots nearby are all tow away zones, so you need to drive a ways down the road to find a spot. It does have a flat gravel trail that surrounds the pond and features […]


Onion Creek Greenbelt/Marble Creek Greenbelt

11.02.14 Posted in Uncategorized by

Onion Creek Greenbelt (7004 Onion Creek Drive) is a quiet and secluded park with a great unpaved trail. This trail is flat and can be a little hard to find; the trailhead is near the playground. There’s lots of open space in this 211 acre park but once you get onto the trail it’s quite […]


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
202/218 Parks