Zilker Park has been chosen as one of nine Lone Star Legacy Parks in Texas. The Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) created the designation to honor parks that hold special prominence in the local community and for the state.
To be named a Lone star Legacy Park, the property must be an icon in the community and be at least 50 years old. The park must also meet at least one of the following four conditions: have a distinctive design and/or construction, be associated with historic sites or events, host unique natural features, or be associated with specific state, local or community events.
Spanning 351 acres, Zilker Park is an icon in the Austin community features a lot of activities and events throughout the year. Things to do including hiking, biking, volleyball and disc golf. It also has six different picnic areas, which are a great idea for weekend outings. If you live in Austin, you have probably spent a fair amount of time at Zilker Park if not for the recreation, then for the annual events like the kite festival and Austin City Limits festival.
Zilker Park is also home to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, the Austin Nature and Science Center, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Gardens and the Zilker Hillside Theatre.
Alongside Austin’s Zilker Park, the eight other Lone Star Legacy Parks of Texas are the Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth, Walnut Springs Park in Seguin, Heritage Parke in Grapevine, San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, Plano’s Haggard Park, Landa Park in New Braunfels, San Pedro Springs Park of San Antonio and Civic League Park in San Angelo.
Congratulations to all nine Texas cities, and especially the City of Austin for Zilker Park’s Lone Star Legacy Parks designation.