Austin is a city loaded with great parks, and truth be told, there are several that could compete for this title. But we're partial to Brentwood for a variety of reasons: It's big enough to accommodate good-sized crowds, but not so sprawling that you lose that intimate, neighborhood-park feel. It has a good playscape, large fields for pickup soccer games, courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and a pool small enough to easily keep an eye on the tots.
6700 Arroyo Seco, 512/974-6700
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