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Outdoor Fun

All kinds of activities from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Outdoor Workshops from Texas Parks and Wildlife Texas Outdoor Family Workshops from Texas Parks and Wildlife Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) workshops are hosted at state parks and at various partner sites (such as city and county parks) where your family receives hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills. You will learn everything you need to create great memories enjoying the outdoors with your family.

Hill Country State Parks

Austin Parks
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Recommended Parks:

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Zilker Botanical Gardens

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Laguna Gloria

The Veloway – for biking

Mayfield Park
Known for the many peacocks wandering the property, this park also features art installations, hiking trails, and a historic cottage that can be rented for parties.
3505 West 35th St. 78703 Map
Enjoy beautiful Mayfield Park and help keep the gardens in tip-top shape at monthly volunteer days. Bring a trowel, gloves and garden clippers if you have them. Contact Barbara Watt at 477-6031 or if you have questions.

Wooldrige Square
Knee-High Chess is available for public use at Wooldridge Square , every Saturday, from 12:30pm-3:30pm (subject to availability of the park). To find out more, contact Chris Riley.
Monthly birding field trip takes place on the third Saturday of each month at Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory

Hamilton Pool Preserve

McKinney Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park

Krause Springs
Bull Creek
Catch tadpoles and bring them home to raise into frogs (you’ll need a terrarum and special food from pet store)

Brushy Creek Sprinkler Park

Mueller Development Park

Creative Playscape in Georgetown

Giant Playscape at Children’s Park in San Marcos

Landa Park in New Braunfels
Trails, train, miniature golf, paddle boats

Hiking Trails

Austin Area Trails

Central Texas Hiking

Enchanted Rock

Palmetto State Park

Area Caves

Natural Bridge Caverns

Inner Space Caverns

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Outdoor Fun
Austin Bat Bridge

Wild Connections Butterfly Park

The Dino Park in Bastrop

Kayak on Lady Bird Lake

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