Parks and Recreation

As part of our journey to visit eight local state parks, we recently spent a morning east of Austin, in Bastrop’s loblolly pine forest.
The Butler Shores Exercise Equipment project was unveiled on Monday, Sept. 18.
We asked you, our dear readers, to share your Austin experience with us in the form of a Mad Lib. Now, we’re sharing your recommendations with this reader-suggested guide to ATX.
By turning off non-essential lights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. you can help local birds travel safely.
Calling college co-eds — this easy guide with places to eat, explore, and learn will help you feel like a local in your new town.
The Hill Country site was once home to an underground dance hall, an ancient river, and a church.
The train has been out of commission since 2019 and delayed re-opening for nearly four years, but the Zilker Eagle could come back this year
ATXtoday readers are an active bunch, so we asked you to share how you stay in tip-top shape.
The City of Austin announced it would waive admission to city pools until Saturday, Sept. 30 due to ongoing excessive heat.
This hot and dry summer won’t last forever, but it will last for a few more months before the cold weather rolls around in early 2024.
The expansive overhaul of Austin’s signature park will not be moving forward, the mayor announced Monday.
We asked our readers where they would take a friend from out of town — here’s the itinerary they gave us for a perfect day in the Capital City.
Blanco State Park is one of the state’s oldest and smallest parks — but there’s still plenty to do at this Hill Country gem.
The Trail Conservancy partnered with Rent-a-Ruminant to clear the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail of unwanted brush in an eco-friendly way.
The annual event celebrates Austin’s most beautiful and storied trees.
The city’s current rail system is small, but mighty enough to take Austinites throughout North Austin and Downtown.
The Henry Green Madison Cabin will undergo a renovation project to the tune of at least $85,000 to preserve the site for future generations.
The most recent edition of our state parks series takes us northwest of Austin, to Inks Lake.
Combine your big three — or even add a loved one’s signs — for a tiny tour of Austin.
Why travel out of state when there’s plenty to do right in Texas? We’re breaking down the Texas Travel Awards that were given in the Austin area.
Get in y’all, we’re spending all summer long at Waterloo Park.
More art exhibits, artist residencies, and public spaces are en route to Austin’s green spaces.
Help preserve local ecosystems in your own backyard
Check out these 10 hiking trails catered to all skill levels in and around Austin for outdoor adventures.
We’re highlighting the 20 best parks that Austin, TX has to offer — complete with swimming holes, pickleball courts, and playgrounds.
Plus, a few other ways to get outdoors this spring and summer.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Austin has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
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