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Lakeway & Travis County Parks

Outside of commutes, traffic, and the daily hustle and bustle, Lakeway and Travis County have many greenbelts and gorgeous, verdant spaces where you can get outdoors, take in some nature, and enjoy lots of activities under the Texas sky. From local neighborhood parks and kid play spaces to hiking trails, skate parks, dog parks, and more, the parks throughout Travis County offer plenty of space and opportunity to be active in the picturesque landscape of south central Texas.

To help you figure out the place for your next outdoor adventure, here’s a local’s guide to the best parks in Lakeway, TX, with details about playgrounds, jogging trails, dog parks, swimming options, skateparks, and more.

Lakeway Parks

When you’re looking for a playground, a local jogging trail, a dog park “near me,” or any other type of park in Lakeway, here are some of your best options.

City Park

Where: 502 Hurst Creek Rd., Lakeway, TX, 78734 (From Lake Travis, City Park can be reached via Hurst Creek Cove.)

Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Daylight Saving Time); 6: 00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Standard Time)

Phone Number: 512-314-7530 (Lakeway Activity Center at 105 Cross Creek)

What to Expect: With close to two miles of trails, a Bark Park, and several play areas, City Park is a favorite among local dog owners, joggers, hikers, parents, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. When the water levels are higher in the spring and summer, City Park is the go-to destination for local water sports and activities, with designated swim areas, as well as places for canoeing. There are also many picnic areas (which can be reserved), as well as a “Butterfly Garden” and a covered pavilion.

Heritage Center Park

Where: 963 Lohmans Crossing Rd., Lakeway, TX, 78734

Hours: The park is open year-round. The Heritage Center is Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (January through November, excluding holidays); open by appointment only in December.

Phone Number: 512-608-9533 (Heritage Center Archivist)

What to Expect: Sitting on just over two acres, Heritage Center Park was given by the Lakeway Historical Society to the City of Lakeway in 2000 with some distinct stipulations. Specifically, the Park was to be developed and maintained to “promote Lakeway’s historical sites and legends” while also serving as a source of local pride, records preservation, education, and local historical significance. Supporting that mission, Heritage Center Park has many unique displays, exhibits, and installations, honoring Lakeway’s history, as well as its residents who have served in various U.S. conflicts, including World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Gulf War, and more.

Dragon Park

Where: 702-A Dragon Street, Lakeway, TX, 78734

Hours: Sunrise to sundown (Daylight Savings Time); 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (Standard Time)

Phone Number: 512-314-7530 (for picnic table reservations)

What to Expect: Dragon Park is made for sports enthusiasts, families, and anyone looking to get out and be active. With swings, two playscapes, a volleyball court, a basketball court, and a field perfect for baseball or soccer, the athletic and energetic of all ages can have a great time playing their favorite sports at Dragon Park. In addition to those spaces, Dragon Park also has picnic tables, outdoor grills, and restrooms. Picnic tables, as well as the athletic field, can be reserved, and all reservations must be made at least 48 hours (2 business days) ahead of time.

Porpoise Park

Where: Porpoise, Lakeway (in the roundabout)

Hours: N/A

Phone Number: 512-314-7530

What to Expect: Smaller and nestled within a neighborhood roundabout, Porpoise Park offers a lovely green space where kids can play, friends can picnic, and anyone can enjoy a game of frisbee or catch. As a great option for a quick solo morning jog or a lazy picnic by a playground, Porpoise Park gets really popular on sunny weekends, making it a great place to enjoy a Saturday morning coffee and say, ‘hi’ to the neighbors.

Skate Park

Where: 3107 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, TX, 78734 (next door to the Swim Center, at the corner of The Hills Drive)

Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (Daylight Saving Time); 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Standard Time)

Phone Number: N/A (Call the Lakeway Police Department at 512-314-7590 if the Skate Park isn’t open during posted hours; please note that this can occur due to vandalism and other activities.)

What to Expect: Spanning roughly 9000 square feet, the Lakeway Skate Park is a skateboarding and roller skating complex that mixes street features and bowl-like elements for the ultimate thrills and fun. Free and open to the public, it’s strongly advised that visitors wear helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads — and scooters and bicycles are NOT permitted in the Skate Park. Other amenities include a children’s rock climbing wall, picnic tables, grills, a mini-basketball court a sand volleyball court, restrooms, and more.

Travis County Parks

Along with the above Lakeway parks, you can also find several other spectacular green spaces and parks throughout Travis County, including (but not limited to):

  • Allen Park
  • Arkansas Bend
  • Barkley Meadows
  • Ben E. Fisher
  • Bob Wentz
  • Cypress Creek
  • Del Valle
  • Dink Pearson
  • East Metro
  • Fritz Hughes
  • Hamilton Pool
  • Hippie Hollow
  • Little Webberville
  • Mansfield Dam
  • Mary Quinlan
  • Northeast Metro
  • Pace Bend
  • Richard Moya
  • Sandy Creek
  • Selma Hughes
  • Southeast Metro
  • Tom Hughes
  • Webberville
  • Windmill Run

To get a map of Travis County parks, along with a rundown of the amenities available at each park, click here.

Hurt at or by a Park in Travis County, TX?

As much fun as it can be to get out and enjoy the parks of Travis County, not everyone may be as careful or safe as you are — and that can cause all sorts of accidents in and near parks, from pedestrian accidents and car crashes to slip and falls, animal attacks, explosions, and more. When you or someone you love is hurt by others’ negligence in or outside of a Travis County park, you can get more information about your rights and the legal options by talking to an experienced personal injury attorney in Lakeway, TX.



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