Balcones District Park runs along Amherst alongside the neighborhood. The park has a popular basketball court, volleyball court, Balcones Pool, a kids play area, and lots of wide open space. Down the trail behind the pool is access to a hiking trail, as well as a beautiful natural waterfall when the creek is flowing after rains.
Balcones Park is also the western terminus of the Northern Walnut Creek Trail, a 10 foot wide shared use path that currently stops at Walnut Creek Park. Trail extensions are planned that will eventually extend to the Southern Walnut Creek Trail which extends almost to the Colorado River! See the City of Austin website http://www.austintexas.gov/page/walnut-creek-trail-system for more details.
We co-host an biannual “Its My Park Day” events in conjunction with the Austin Parks Foundation.
There is currently no charge for pool use.
See the Park Improvement page for more information on ongoing projects!