Austin October 18, 2016
This Natural Oasis Is One Of The Most Beautiful Spots In Austin
Mayfield Park, located at 3505 W 35th St, is a natural oasis full of stunning scenery. With a quaint, antiquated cottage and 23 acres of pristine nature preserves, this jaw-dropping park is one of the most beautiful places in Austin.
From the moment you arrive, the beautiful scenery will take your breath away.
The quaint cottage was purchased by Allison Mayfield in 1909. The serene setting is perfect for a quiet, relaxing afternoon.
This 23-acre plot of land is full of surprises.
Allison Mayfield's daughter Mary moved to the cottage in 1922 with her husband Milton Gutsch. Mary built the gardens and Milton helped create the ponds and garden features.
Majestic peacocks roam freely throughout the park.
Mary and Milton's friends donated a family of peacocks to their estate, and their two dozen decedents thrive here to this day.
You'll see them in trees, on rooftops, and around picnic tables.
Visitors love gazing at their stunning colors. To learn more about the park, guests can embark on a Mayfield Garden Tour.
The Mayfield Park Preserve has picturesque hiking trails.
Mary Mayfield passed away in 1971 and donated her home to the city of Austin.
The pathway leads to calm, gorgeous serenity.
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