Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barton Springs
Austin is the capital of Texas.
Population in the city limits approximately 950,000, over 2 million in the metro area; currently 11th largest city in the USA; about 3% growth rate annually.
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas (UT) includes a presidential library and important collections of art.
Lady Bird Lake (previously known as Town Lake)
Barton Creek Greenbelt
In downtown, there’s also the Shoal Creek Greenbelt: https://freefuninaustin.com/anytime-adventure-shoal-creek-greenbelt/ This is a leash-free zone
Bull Creek Greenbelt https://austinparks.org/bull-creek/
Roy G. Guerrero is a great eastside park https://www.facebook.com/RoyGGuerrero/
There are also nature preserves in the city: http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Preserves/preserves.pdf
McKinney Falls State Park is in the Austin city limits: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls
Here are all the leash-free dog parks: https://www.bringfido.com/attraction/parks/city/austin_tx_us/
Annoyingly, there is not one list of the farmer’s markets. But here’s some:
The Sustainable Food Center operates 2: https://sustainablefoodcenter.org/programs/sfc-farmers-market They also have a FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SFCFarmersMarket/
Barton Creek Farmers Market: http://www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org/
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