Southeast Metropolitan Park is an expansive park located just east of Austin. It offers miles of trails, a number of recreational areas, sports fields, fishing, picnic areas and more.
Southeast Metropolitan Park Information
Address: 4511 Hwy 71 E, Del Valle, TX, 78617
Hours: Open daily from 8 am to dark
Pets: Dogs on leash only
Trails: The park features two trails. One is a 2 mile ADA compliant concrete trail. It is suitable for walking, biking, and skating. The other trail is a 3 mile primitive hiking trail that meanders through a forested area, offers climbs up and down steep hills, ridgetop-views of downtown Austin, and passes by two ponds and Onion Creek. The primitive hiking trail offers excellent opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing.
Recreation: The park offers a number of recreational options for families including community gardens, seven baseball fields, 4 soccer fields, 4 softball fields, a bouldering wall, barbeque grills, and picnic tables. There is also an accessible fishing pier offering catch-and-release fishing.
The sports fields and concession stands are available by reservation only from 8 am to 10 pm. There are also covered group shelters with lights, electrical outlets, and barbecue pits that are available for reservation. For more information on reserving a park facility, please call (512) 854-PARK (7275).
Southeast Metropolitan Park is a wonderful resource for families in south and east Austin, as well as those in the greater Austin area. It offers a number of ways for families to enjoy nature, view wildlife in their natural habitat, or participate in sports and other recreational activities. With its concrete and primitive trails, fishing, bouldering, community gardens, and sports fields, it offers families a number of ways to relax and enjoy Austin’s natural beauty together.
Find directions to this and other Travis County Parks here.
A big thanks to Hike It Baby for sharing photos of Southeast Metropolitan Park. Hike it Baby is a parent group focused on getting families outside together, enjoying nature in a safe and supported way. Join the free Hike It Baby Austin Facebook Group, and get to exploring the great outdoors!