Sports & Recreation
2018 Readers Poll
2018 Critics Picks

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Social Ride

“I love it so when the long stream of happy bicyclists comes cruising through the neighborhood.” Priscilla Ebersole

Social Cycling Austin
www.fb.com/groups/socialcyclingaustin

Place to Tube

“Our favorite place to tube.” Debbie Tye

Rockin' R River Rides
1405 Gruene Rd.
New Braunfels
www.rockinr.com

Photo by Travis Witt/CC BY-SA 3.0

Place to Camp

“Most visited state park for a reason!!” John Staples

Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Rd. 6026
Johnson City
830/868-7304
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

Place to Hang With Your Pet

“Views of Downtown and it's by Barton and Barking. It is the most obvious place but idgaf. Austin is wonderful.” Eric Quitugua

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.
512/974-6700
www.austintexas.gov

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Swimming Pool

“Barton Springs is the reason Austin is better than all other cities.” Peppy Meyer

Barton Springs Pool
2201 Barton Springs Rd.
512/867-3080
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

Swimming Hole/Lake

“But let's not tell everybody ... you have to get reservations now!?!” Mandy Prater

Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.
Dripping Springs
512/264-2740
parks.traviscountytx.gov

Photo by Jonathan Cutrer/CC BY-SA 4.0

Photo by Brint03/CC BY-SA 3.0

Bowling Alley

“Yeah, I voted for the enchiladas.” Matt Whitman

Dart Bowl
5700 Grover
512/452-2518
www.dartbowl.com

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Photo by John Anderson

Golf Course

“I grew up playing this course with my grandpa. He was an advocate for it to stay open until the day he passed away.” Alani Chock

Lions Municipal Golf Course
2901 Enfield
512/477-6963
www.austintexas.gov

Gym

“Best place in town. Great bouldering problems, a full gym, and excellent yoga and circuit classes.” Michael Haywood

Austin Bouldering Project
979 Springdale #150
512/645-4633
www.austinboulderingproject.com

Photo by Sophia Stout

Courtesy of Julie Burns

Exercise Class

“The best outdoor fitness camp!!! CG is so inclusive. A new fresh, fun, and challenging workout every time you go.” Sarah Lohmeyer

Camp Gladiator
campgladiator.com

Personal Trainer

“Julie is the best trainer with the best heart!!!” – Diane Ramos
“Want to laugh so much you forget you're exercising? Erica is your gal.” Beth Eakman

Camp Gladiator
campgladiator.com

Transform
1909 Wheless
512/923-5859
www.fb.com/transformfitnessaustin

Julie Burns by Rubigirl Photography/Hollie Rouse; Erica Nix by David Brendan Hall

Photo by Jana Birchum

Yoga

“I get my yoga my way at any time. Best way to stretch my bod and my buck.” Kevin Tucker

Black Swan Yoga
Black Swan Yoga Westgate, 4534 West Gate Blvd., 512/960-4026
1417 W. Anderson, 512/960-4026
403 Orchard, 512/960-4026
www.blackswanyoga.com

City Trail

“The trail is everything I love about Austin.” Natalie Dean

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake
The Trail Foundation, PO Box 5195
855/448-7245
www.thetrailfoundation.org

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Zereshk/CC BY-SA 3.0

Day Hike

“The Rock is enchanting all year long – nothing like making it to the summit and seeing those Hill Country views.” Lisa Spangler

Enchanted Rock
16710 RR 965
Fredericksburg
830/685-3636
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock

Pro/Semi-Pro Sports Team

“A fantastic venue just adds to the charm of seeing the Express play baseball.” Cesar Delagarza

Round Rock Express
3400 E. Palm Valley
Round Rock
512/255-2255
rrexpress.com

Wild Card

“Spirit, spunk, and spice! These athletes are amazing community leaders on and off the track.” Courtney Williams Barron

Texas Rollergirls Flat Track Derby League
www.texasrollergirls.org

 
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