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Legend Oaks Neighborhood Park/Lewis Mountain Ranch Neighborhood Park/Little Zilker Neighborhood Park/Longview Neighborhood Park


08.12.14 Posted in South by

Legend Oaks Neighborhood Park (7724 Escarpment Boulevard) is an undeveloped patch of woods in a residential area. There is no signage and it is not runnable. Lewis Mountain Ranch Neighborhood Park (8206 Lewis Mountain Drive) is also an undeveloped unrunnable tract.

Little Zilker Neighborhood Park (2016 Bluebonnet Lane), not to be confused with Zilker Metro Park, is located next to Zilker Elementary and has a short gravel path; each lap is about 0.3 miles. There were lots of users here when I visited, and many well-behaved dogs. You can easily park in the adjacent lot if school is out. There is a playground, water fountains, several benches, and some pretty mosaic mirror art here. The whole park is on a slope; at first glance you may not realize that but it really does make for a challenging run. I did five laps here.

Little Zilker Neighborhood Park

Little Zilker Neighborhood Park

Another South Austin park is Longview Neighborhood Park (7609 Longview Road). There is a pretty open field here and a short paved wooded walkway to explore (about 0.34 miles per out-and-back roundtrip). There are some other facilities here like restrooms, picnic shelters, a small parking lot, and a basketball court; the playground is under construction. Lots of cyclists head out from this area.

Longview Neighborhood Park

Longview Neighborhood Park



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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.
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