Best Austin Parks: Barton Creek Greenbelt

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Summer is finally here and we know you’re looking for ways to get your family out of the house. What better way to do just that than by spending time at one of the best Austin parks? Every Monday this summer we’re highlighting an Austin park. This week, we’re taking you to the Barton Creek Greenbelt!

Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755-B Capital of Texas Hwy

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With a diverse terrain, Barton Creek Greenbelt is a popular location for adventure-loving locals. Hikers and bikers can be found year-round. During the warmer months it’s perfect for swimming, cliff diving, kayaking, and tubing. The large cliffs that line portions of the Greenbelt make for excellent rock climbing.

It’s a great spot for adventure seeking families and their dogs! With multiple access points, the greenbelt is accessible no matter where you live in Austin.

For info on accessing the trail, or about swimming, fishing and park rules – please visit the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department website.

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 A Taste of Koko

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Lola Hagopian
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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