Best Place to Frolic With Ducks

Downstream From Barton Springs Dog Pool

After swinging, sliding, and lots of make-believe on the Zilker playground, head down the steps to the dog pool and take a left. Follow the stream until you get to lots of ducks. Wiggle your toes in the cool water as the children splash with the ducks. (Be careful! The rocks are slippery.) Everyone will get a kick out of watching these comedians of the Springs stick their tail feathers in the air as they they dunk their heads – some say in search for food, but we think maybe they do it just to make people giggle. After an afternoon of this, you and your little ones will probably smell like duck poo. Not to worry, buy them a rubber ducky; they'll be so excited about making their ducks imitate the ones at Barton Springs, they won't even mind taking a bath.

On Barton Creek, between Barton Springs and Town Lake

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