This past weekend, my family and I went to experience Zilker Park. Zilker Park is known as "Austin's most loved park" according to the history page.
What's the history behind Zilker Park? A.J. Zilker deeded 35 acres to the City of Austin in 1918. In 1932, Zilker agreed to give another 330 acres if the City of Austin paid $200,000 for the acreage that a military school that was formed during WWI was located on. They agreed, the land was all joined together, which creates the current Zilker Park.
The 82nd Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival is already slotted for next year, March 7, 2010 so get your kites ready!!
We had a lot of fun. We went on the Zilker Zephyr train ride. This is a 25 minute train ride through the park overlooking the Barton Springs where you can see people running, walking, biking, walking their dogs, canoeing down Town Lake, and much more...
Here are some pictures through all the trees while on the train.
The Natural Springs of the Barton Springs was a little chilly, but Alyssa still dipped her feet in the water with Daddy.
They have a huge Park, hence the name, that is anchored by this old Fire truck.
Many things surround the actual park like the Zilker Botanical Gardens and the Austin Nature and Science Center. There was even a little theatre that was having a show the night we were there, but did not make it back, Zilker Hillside Theatre.
You definitely can't see everything on one trip so I'm sure we'll be back many times to see many more exciting exhibits and have more fun!
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