LOCATION: North of Austin in Round Rock 151 N A W Grimes Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665
DISTANCE: Approximately 1.6 miles from the playground to the intersection of Kenney Fort & Palm Valley
HOW TOUGH?: There are a few gradual inclines, and because the trail is along water and has been carved out of a wooded area, certain stretches can make you feel as though you're in a windtunnel.
HOW PRETTY? The majority of the path runs along Brushy Creek. Quite beautiful. Once you emerge onto Kenney Fort, however, it's MEH... Lots of pavement and undeveloped dirt.
TYPE OF PATH: Paved. Very smooth.
DOG FRIENDLY? For Running?: If your pooch likes to dive off cliffs and into any body of water, a leash is suggested. If you don't mind a wet dog, FREE FIDO! For Playgrounding?: Not so much.
PLAYSCAPE FEATURES: What doesn't this playground have? Seriously. Small mock town Several playscapes for various ages with slides and bridges galore Sand pit with digger trucks Really cool saucer-like swings (and 'regular' swings, too, of course) Merry go-round Rock band music area for a jam sesh with Gramps Sensory Park Educational endlessness And it all happens on a rubberband fall surface -- bonanza!
PLAYSCAPE SURFACE: Recycled rubber Sand in the sand pit Concrete in the mock town
BATHROOMS (BECAUSE POTTY TRAINING HAPPENS): Several very convenient family-friendly bathrooms around the playground.
PARKING: Tons of spaces just past the playground.
EXTRAS: Wheelchair swings Lots of shade Designated picnic area
START AT THE PARK, HEAD EAST ON BRUSHY CREEK TRAIL (TURNS NORTH APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE IN). ONCE YOU RUN TO THE STOPLIGHT OF E PALM BALLEY (1.65 MILES), TURN AROUND AND HEAD BACK ON THE SAME ROUTE.