Springwoods Park, located just east of 183 on Anderson Mill Road, is a beautiful shady spot for kids to play. There is plenty to do with two playgrounds, several picnic areas, a volleyball court, two tennis courts, two athletics fields, and hike-and-bike trails. Everything is located a short walk from the parking lot and the restrooms are clean and accessible. My three-year-old son had a great time at the park today, making “sand angels” in the volleyball court and climbing the fake rock walls on the larger playscape. I wish I had thought to bring his tricycle, as the kids circling the park on their bikes were having a lot of fun. Sand toys and tennis balls would make a park visit more fun, too. But even with no planning, we had a great morning at Springwoods Park!
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Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park, but you can also rent the covered picnic pavilions. For information on renting the picnic areas, visit the Austin Parks and Recreation website.