LOCATION: 6301 West Slaughter Lane, Austin TX South side of Slaughter Lane just west of Escarpment
DISTANCE: Actual trail through the park is about 1.5 miles, but you can extend your route by venturing into the surrounding neighborhoods.
HOW TOUGH?: One bat, although you could earn an extra half for the hills in the neighborhoods.
HOW PRETTY? This park is teeming with squirrels, birds, and the like. The surrounding neighborhoods are perfectly preened and beautiful!
TYPE OF PATH: Partially paved, partially dirt trail, and every once in a while partially a raging river. Avoid after recent heavy rains.
DOG FRIENDLY? FOR RUNNING: Yes! FOR PLAYGROUNDING: Yes!
PLAYSCAPE FEATURES: Tons of trees surround this playground in a wonderful canopy, making even hot, humid, Texas days bearable. Swings Spider web climbing structure 2 playscapes (one for bigs and one for littles) Balance Beam
PLAYSCAPE SURFACE: Pea gravel for digging, shoveling, and snacking on if you're into that sort of thing
BATHROOMS (BECAUSE POTTY TRAINING HAPPENS): The only one close to the playground is a somewhat questionable port-a-potty.
PARKING: Pretty abundant, but shaded parking requires early arrival.
EXTRAS: Adjacent to the rockin' playground there is a basketball court, sand volleyball court, soccer fields, and baseball fields. There are a few picnic tables and benches, but most just plop down a picnic blanket and settle in for the morning.
STARTING AT THE PLAYGROUND, FOLLOW THE PATH BETWEEN THE PLAYGROUND AND THE SOCCER FIELDS. UNO LOOPO= 1.41 MILES
WANT TO ADD A 1/2 MILE GRADUAL INCLINE?
STARTING AT THE PLAYGROUND, CATCH THE TRAIL BEHIND THE SWINGS AND FOLLOW ALONG (KEEPING RIGHT) ONTO ESCARPMENT. TURN RIGHT ONTO ESCARPMENT AND RUN UP THE HILL TO LACROSSE. TURN AROUND AND RUN BACK. 3.02 MILES