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Parks and Recreation

Did you know the city and county provide interactive GIS maps of Austin to connect you to resources and help you get to know your communities?
Event-goers will take a first look at the art institution’s future.
The 21-acre green space has two playgrounds, splash pads, public art, and plenty of space for outdoor activities and community gatherings.
The project by Austinite Diego Miroě-Rivera features 32 stones and is part of TEMPO, the Trail Conservancy’s temporary public art program.
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It may be Earth Day, but we’re offering tips and tools for supporting Austin’s thriving urban forest 365 days a year.
We’re highlighting the 22 best parks that Austin, TX has to offer — complete with swimming holes, pickleball courts, and playgrounds.
The east Austin bridge is nearly six years in the making and recently received $4.12 million in federal grant money.
Kids can learn about outdoor skills, robotics, and more at camps across the Austin area.
The new troll, named Malin, is the 129th installation by the artist and sits at the park for all humans and animals alike to enjoy.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Austin has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
Explore these dog-friendly places in Austin, from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.
Lifting weights, indoor rock climbing, personal training, dance fitness, boxing classes, and martial arts programs — we’ve rounded up 35 gyms and fitness offerings around Austin.
Average daily walking trips dropped by 36% in the US between 2019 and 2022 — see how Austin compares.
Here we go, Austin — it’s time for some changes.
Texas Star Mushrooms grow only in Texas, Oklahoma, and Japan.
Planning for the new accessible and inclusive playground, to be located in the Onion Creek area, will begin in January.
Have friends or family in town this year? We’re here to help plan their visit.
We spent the 100th anniversary of Texas State Parks exploring the parks in our area.
This state park about 45 minutes from Austin features a swimming pool, playground, and golf course.
Arborists removed the 150-year-old tree this month due to a fungus and tree rot.
This annual event features eight illuminated installations and nightly music performances.
This Portland-made, free-to-use, stand-alone toilet is working to address common public bathroom concerns.
Buescher State Park offers opportunities to hike, bike, swim, and fish in Central Texas’ Lost Pines forest.
Volunteer for a cause — and get rewarded with some free treats — at this annual initiative to beautify Austin’s many green spaces.
The historic fire drill tower in Downtown Austin has been restored with new windows and updates to its brick and concrete plinth.
We’re breaking down what’s on the ballot for the general election in Travis County, so you can cast your ballot on or before Tuesday, Nov. 7.
We’re talking about how Austin earned the nickname Flash Flood Alley and became the Flash Flood Capital of the US.
Before the Austin community bids Flo adieu, let’s talk about why this tree means so much to locals.
Today, we’re putting someone extremely knowledgeable in the spotlight: you.
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.
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