Parks & Outdoors
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300 days of sunshine. Use them wisely.
get out and Experience the downtown parks
Our downtown parks offer farmers' markets, movies, giant chess for the kids, a scenic lunch spot and more. And the crown jewel – Lady Bird Lake – is a mecca for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, time with your pooch or basking in the sun. Below is a short list of events that are upcoming. For more details on each event, click on the links.
Yoga in the Parks: Offered by The Austin Parks Foundation in the Spring and Fall seasons at Republic and Wooldridge Square.
Sustainable Food Center Farmers' Market: Every Saturday Rain or Shine, 9am-1pm - Republic Square Park
Movies in the Park: Experience outdoor movies in a downtown park.
Downtown Parks for Special Events & Programs
Downtown parks can be reserved for special events and activities. Reservation and permitting fees vary depending on the activity and the number of people anticipated. To learn more or to reserve a downtown park for a special event or activity, contact the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Office of Special Events at (512) 974-6797.