Austin April 18, 2018
The Incredibly Unique Park That’s Right Here In Austin’s Own Backyard
Austin’s oldest park bursts with life. From the thrilling playgrounds to the peaceful hiking trails, there’s a reason why people consider this to be the best park in Austin. On any given weekend, you’ll come across children’s birthday parties, spirited volleyball games, and tranquil tai chi classes. It’s also home to some of the most unusual events in the city. This incredibly unique park is right in Austin’s backyard.
Welcome to Pease Park. A blissful afternoon awaits.
Pease Park was one of the first parks established in Texas, and it dates back to late 1800s. Today, it's home to gorgeous picnic areas, peaceful trails, and thrilling playgrounds.
Kids love splashing in the water playground.
The Pease Park Splash Pad is a perfect summertime activity for kiddos who want to take a break from the Texas heat. This exciting sprinkle fountain is open from daily from May through September.
Hike the Shoal Creek Greenbelt and take in the fascinating history.
This stunning seven-mile trail is rich with history. After the Civil War, General Custer was appointed to restore order throughout the area. Custer and his men set up camp in a meadow near Shoal Creek, but, tragically, most of the men died of cholera before more work could be done. To this day, some people claim they see ghostly sightings of these men lingering around the grounds.
The rippling streams and shaded trees will make you feel like you've escaped into another world.
Follow the trail to the majestic rock formations and cool waters. You will never grow tired of these jaw-dropping views.
In Pease Park, art is everywhere you turn.
As you explore this historic Austin park, you'll come across several unique sculptures and art installations. Keep your eye out for David Deming's
Mystic Raven piece. This massive sculpture has "the spirit of a bird," and it will truly blow you away.
Traipse through the intriguing stickwork sculpture in Custer's Meadow.
Artist Patrick Dougherty travels across the world constructing these magical stickwork sculptures. This one, entitled
Yippee Ki Yay, enlisted the help of dozens of local volunteers and used natural materials found around Austin.
Wander through this fairy tale maze and let your imagination take flight.
This whimsical art installation won't be around forever.
Yippee Ki Yay is expected to stand for about two years before it naturally deteriorates.
Pease Park is also home to one of Austin's weirdest traditions.
Austinites have celebrated Eeyore's birthday since 1963. What began as a casual spring picnic party for UT english students has blossomed into a sparkly display of creativity. It typically takes place on the last Saturday in April, and it's always a kooky and wild time.
People will don their most extravagant costumes and play music under the lush trees.
During Eeyore's birthday, you'll find everything from 300-person drum circles to thrilling cirque performances. Thousands of people will flock to the park on this day, so there's no shortage of spectacle.
It's easy to see why Pease Park is the most unique place in Austin.
To access this 42-acre park, head over to 1100 Kingsbury St.
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