Great Places for Family Photo Shoots in Austin

We recently held a giveaway for Jennifer Rustgi Photography, where we asked for readers’ input on great spots to take family photos, in and around Austin. There was such a huge response, we wanted to share your suggestions!  Jennifer was kind enough to organize the locations by area of town – you can find them listed below.  

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 Central Park Walking Track and Pond

Reader Recommended Locations for Family Photos


  • Auditorium Shores – 800 West Riverside Drive 
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum Grounds – 1800 N. Congress Avenue 
  • Butler Park – 1000 Barton Springs Road 
  • Capitol Grounds – 1100 Congress Ave. 
  • Central Park Walking Track and Pond – Guadalupe St. and 38th St. 
  • The Foundation-Street Art/Murals – 1002 Baylor Street 
  • ‘Hi, How Are You’ Mural – Corner of 21st. and Guadalupe 
  • ‘I Love You so Much’ Mural – Jo’s Coffee, S. Congress 
  • Hotel San Jose – 1316 South Congress Ave. 
  • Laguna Gloria – 3809 West 35th Street 
  • Mayfield Park – 3505 W. 35th Street 
  • Red Bud Isle – 3401 Redbud Trail 
  • Sparky Park – 3701 Grooms St. 
  • St. Edwards University Grounds – 3001 S Congress Ave. 
  • Town Lake Trail – Various points of entry throughout downtown area 
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden – 605 Robert E. Lee Rd. 
  • Wild Basin Preserve – 805 North Capital of Texas Highway 
  • Zilker Botanical Gardens – 2220 Barton Springs Road 
  • Zilker Playground – 2100 Barton Springs Road 


  • Arboretum Park (Behind Amy’s Ice Creams) – 10000 Research Blvd. 
  • Brushy Creek Park – E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park 
  • Champion Park – 3830 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park 
  • Mills Pond – 15099 Mallard Green Ln. 
  • Katherine Fleisher Park – 2106 Klattenhoff Drive 78728
  • Old Settlers Park – 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock 
  • Pfluger Park – 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville 
  • Rosemary Denny Park – 2400 East Riviera, Cedar Park 


  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – 4801 La Crosse Ave. 


  • McKinney Falls State Park- 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy. 
  • Mueller Lake Park – Simond Ave 
  • Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park – 400 Grove Blvd. 
  • Swede Hill Pocket Park- 907 E. 14th Street 
  • Bull Creek Park – 6701 Lakewood Park Dr. 
  • Hill Country Galleria Splash Pad – 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave 
  • Natural Gardener – 8648 Old Beecaves Rd. 
  • River Place Nature Trail – 8830 Big View Drive 

Jennifer Rustgi, of Jennifer Rustgi Photography, loves exploring all the great free places around Austin with her 3-year-old daughter.

*Addresses are listed as ‘Austin’ unless otherwise noted.



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