Free | Parks | Playgrounds

Brushy Creek Sports Park (Cedar Park)

Brushy Creek Sports Park has it all: a skate park, sports fields, basketball courts, a disc golf course, a play structure, restrooms, and even access to the Brushy Creek Trail! Find out why we love coming to this park! The Fields at Brushy Creek Sports Park I was surprised by how spacious this park is! […]

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Free | Parks | Playgrounds

Brushy Creek Lake Park

While biking along the Brushy Creek Trail, we stopped at Brushy Creek Lake Park in Cedar Park, about half a mile from Parmer and Brushy Creek. It would have been refreshing to cool off at the splash pad, but it wasn’t open for the season yet. The water feature is open May through August daily and on […]

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Austin Easy Hikes | Day Trips | Free

Pickett Trail in Georgetown

Over the summer we took an early morning hike along the Pickett Trail in Georgetown. We beat both the heat and the crowds by going so early, but we failed to beat the mosquitoes. Is that even possible during the summer in Texas? Well, be warned, you will definitely want to spray yourself down with […]

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Austin Public Parks | Free | Just Add Water

Secret Beach

Secret beach isn’t really that much of a secret anymore, nor is it really a “beach” exactly, but it’s still one of our favorite spots in Austin. Sandy banks along the Colorado River makes for a beach-like setting and if you believe in your heart that it’s a beach, then a beach it will become! […]

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Austin Easy Hikes | Educational | Free

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve

Tucked between Oltorf Street and St. Edward’s University is Blunn Creek Nature Preserve. These undeveloped 38 acres will make you feel like you have stumbled into a forgotten woods in the middle of the city. Finding the Trail Firstly, the preserve does not have a parking lot and it’s easy to miss this sign, which […]

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Central Texas Parks | Free | Just Add Water

Lake Pflugerville Park

Whenever we are craving a trip to the beach, we love to head to Lake Pflugerville for a swim! This park has something for everyone, including a 180-acre reservoir for swimming and a three-mile trail for walking or jogging. The boys were very interested in this unusual playscape feature. We walked to the lakeshore to […]

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