Best Austin Parks: Auditorium Shores

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Summer is finally here and we know you’re probably looking for ways to get your family out of the house. What better way to do just that than by spending time on one of the best Austin parks? Every Monday this summer we’re highlighting an Austin park and we’re kicking things off with Auditorium Shores!

Auditorum Shores
800 West Riverside Drive

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Auditorium Shores is one of most well known parks in Austin and with good reason. Located in the heart of downtown, it’s the perfect place to spend the day. Auditorium Shores is often the locale for outdoor concerts, festivals, and other events. Other times, like now, it is a great open space to take the family to fly a kite, play a game of frisbee, let your dog roam freely, or have a picnic. There’s a splash pad for the little ones (though it’s currently coased) and a dog park for the furry ones.

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Plus, you can snap a pic with the iconic Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial statue, located along the south bank of Lady Bird Lake on the Hike-and-Bike Trail. Or simply take in the gorgeous view of the downtown skyline!

Don’t forget to bring along these items: water, sunblock, bug repellent, and snacks.

Please keep in mind that we’re still practicing social distancing and parks can get crowded at various times. Be prepared and be respectful of those around you.

Featured Photo Courtesy of Shane Ware (@Shanewarephoto)

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Hollywood born, Texas bred, Lola has worn many hats including, but not limited to, fashion and concert photographer, promoter, event planner, florist and columnist. While Lola resides in Dallas, she calls herself a part time Austin local due to the fact that she’s lived here, is constantly traveling here and the ATX is where her heart belongs. Despite the many hats she’s worn, the one she has merely tried belongs to the entertainment industry (her fave!). As a teenager, while other girls dreamt about pop stars, Lola idolized people like Peter Travers (Rolling Stone movie critic), JJ Abrams and Quentin Tarantino. She’s always had a unique voice and uses it to create a narrative in various aspects of her life. For now, she’s using it to cover entertainment in both Dallas and Austin for ATXgossip, while also telling tales of her personal adventures on You can contact Lola at [email protected]
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