July is Parks Month!

Celebrate Parks Month

On July 1st, Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed July as Parks Month, in support of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the National Recreation and Park Association’s nationwide initiative to promote healthy communities through recreation and leisure. This year’s theme is ‘Out is In.’

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department encourages you to get outside, change your outlook, and get involved in your community through parks and recreation!  Experience the great facilities, services, programs, trails and parks available to our citizens.

Get out and enjoy the great amenities and activities Austin has to offer:

  • Enjoy a musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater
  • Play disk golf  at one of the City’s premier disc golf courses
  • Go mountain biking on the Barton Creek Greenbelt
  • Bring your floats to Deep Eddy Pool for movie night
  • Visit a City museum
  • Have a family picnic at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park
  • Cool-off at a splash pad
  • Enjoy music at Blues on the Green in Zilker Park
  • Enjoy a round of golf at the Morris Williams Golf Course
  • Watch the Living Springs Full Moon Film Series at Barton Springs
  • Go skateboarding at Mabel Davis Skate Park or at the BMX Skate Park
  • Take a stroll on the boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake
  • Get in touch with nature at the Austin Nature and Science Center
  • Join the Zumba revolution at the “Zilker Zumbathon Zelebration”
  • Paddleboard or kayak on Lady Bird Lake
  • Explore a new park

These are just a few of the many recreation and leisure opportunities available to you in Austin. For more information about Austin Parks and Recreation services and programs, visit: austintexas.gov/parks or call 512 974-6700.

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