Lake Pflugerville Park

We decided to have a preview of summer fun today and headed to Lake Pflugerville Park (18216 Weiss Lane) for a swim! This park has something for everyone, including an 180-acre reservoir for swimming and a 3-mile trail for walking or jogging.

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We arrived around 11:15 a.m. and the park was not too crowded.

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The boys were very interested in this unusual playscape feature.

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We walked to the lakeshore to take a look around.

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The sand made it feel like we were at the beach!

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The boys couldn’t resist wading into the water.

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Before long, they had changed into their swimsuits and were ready to take the plunge!

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More families showed up to enjoy the lake but it wasn’t too crowded. Many people were better prepared than we were, with chairs, pop up shade canopies, lunches, beach toys, etc.

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The lake isn’t just for swimming. There were windsurfers.

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And people in kayaks.

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If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent it on site!

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Lake Pflugerville Park also has a pavilion with tables to enjoy your snacks or meal.

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After 1.5 hours of swimming, the boys wanted to take one final run at the playscape.

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THE RUNDOWN:
Austin Active Kids Opinion: You could play for an hour or play all day at Lake Pflugerville Park!
Outing Time: Just over 2 hours.
Reminders: The park has restrooms, water fountains, picnic tables, and grills. There is not much shade. Bring hats, sunscreen, pop up shade canopies, small tents, etc. Other items you might need are: snacks, picnic lunch, water and other drinks, towels, bathing suits, and sand or beach toys. Please note that there are no lifeguards on duty at Lake Pflugerville! Make sure to pack your life jackets or other swimming support gear (depending on your kids’ swimming skills) and watch your children carefully.

Special events like the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon and the Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival occur at Lake Pflugerville so check the City of Pflugerville’s online calendar or other community calendars, especially if you go on a weekend or holiday.

Our friends at Free Fun in Austin visited Lake Pflugerville in 2011.

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