Often billed as the premier park of Austin, Zilker Park was just a little bit disappointing. It provides everything a park should and then some, with areas for swimming, running, biking, sports, and even canoeing/kayaking. The location is nice; it has downtown views and a botanical garden to explore. Also available is a frisbee golf course. Zilker is also the site of Austin's annual Trail of Lights holiday celebration, a total reminder of how small-town Austin wants to be. It's a great place to go, just don't expect Central Park in NYC.
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