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Old 04-12-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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I am relocating to Austin with my two kids in the next few months. We currently live in the Fort Hood area, so needless to say I'm not a native Texan!

I've scoped out some possibile places in the Central Austin area as that is where my daughter will be going to school, but I'm wanting to find out if there are any public pools and good parks in that area? I've found Zilker park on the map, can anyone give me some info on it?

We will obviously be visiting that area before we make a decision, but some feedback would be great.

thanks!
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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This park list might help: Austin Parks Foundation: Find a Park
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Zilker is great for kids! There's a cute little train ride, several connected playscape areas, a concession area, Barton Springs, the Dino Pit and Nature center....you can't do it all in one day.
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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For smaller parks, I haven't been there in a while, but I used to take my kids to Eastwoods Park (the birthplace of Eeyore's Birthday Party) over by UT.

There's also Pease Park down by Lamar between 12th and 24th, more or less.

There's a park by Deep Eddy down across the river from Zilker. It has a pool

Define "Central Austin", though. I've discovered that that doesn't mean to some folks what it means to me!

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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By central austin I am just going by the real estate searches I guess. Its a small area that includes downtown and extends north up to 2222. I am not sure where the Southern border lies though.

The area of housing I've been focusing on is near UT, the Heart Center/Central Market plaza up to W. Koenig and over towards Burnet.

Thanks to all for the responses. I'm going to look on there to see if I can find any public pools as that is one thing I think we'll need for this summer!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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What schools will your daughter be attending?
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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Shipe Park in Central Austin is nice. Not big, but has a pool and a small park. It's a nice place for birthday parties or playing during the week. Also, there are the Botanical Gardens right across from Zilker Park. Zilker Park is a great place to spend the day with the kids.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Ramsey Park is just south of 45th where Burnet turns into Medical. It has a pool and a playground. Northwest Park is in Allandale just north of Koenig between Burnet and Mopac - in the middle of the neighborhood. It has a big pool and is a pretty big park. Shipe as the pp mentioned is nice.
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