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Pease Park

1100 Kingsbury St.

5am-10pm

$

water-activities, bike, hike

One of the greatest things about Austin is its unlimited access to nature.

Pease Park is no exception, running along Lamar Blvd for more than a dozen blocks, this park offers paved and dirt paths, art installations (such as environmental artist Patrick Dougherty's stickwork sculptures, near the 24th St. and Lamar entrance), green space – perfect for letting little legs run, tag, or play chase – and a splashpad. During wet months and after heavy rains, the path also follows along a creek that's often dotted with wildlife including numerous birds and big turtles. In the dryer months, however, the water mostly dries up. Parents looking to stretch their legs will appreciate the oppurtunity for both stroller runs and walks with the kiddos. 

The park area known as Kingsbury Commons is lower down the trail, closer to 15th street and features volleyball courts, which are often in use during nice weather. The spot is currently undergoing a makeover to revamp the historic onsite Tudor Cottage, as well as new restrooms and service center, a new interactive water play feature and imaginative play area inspired by nature as well as a fitness area for all ages and more.

 

 

 

Features

Playground Trails Nature Play
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Sarah M Marloff
Sarah Marloff is an award-winning journalist who’s written extensively on women’s and LGBTQ rights, housing, and women in entertainment. Her work has appeared in The Austin Chronicle, The Counter, Washington City Paper, Curbed, and more. After spending her twenties working as both a preschool teacher and a long-time nanny, she knows a thing or two about what makes kids thrive. When she’s not writing, she’s either practicing yoga or exploring the great outdoors with her wife and trusty sidekick, Sid Vicious the Chiweenie.
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