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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 water fountains here are off at this time; restrooms, a small playground, and picnic tables are available.


Signs of spring at Eilers Park

Following the mostly unpaved trail from Eilers Park will lead you right over to Zilker Metro Park (2100 Barton Springs Drive), Austin’s huge premier park with trails, vast open expanses, and lots of amenities, including a fun train to ride which is a favorite for our family.

Lou Neff Point at Zilker Park

Lou Neff Point at Zilker Park

Before you get to the spot known as The Rock near the pedestrian bridge, the trail from Eilers also branches off into the Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road) which snakes under Mopac and has its own miles of trails and picnic areas.


It was a gorgeous day for a run while I was out yesterday. On this special anniversary date, I dedicated my miles to those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.


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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