Sports & Recreation
2019 Readers Poll
2019 Critics Picks
Place to Tube

"Nobody compares to Don's for floating the river." Jillian de la Rosa

Don's Fish Camp
105 Nelle Ln.
San Marcos
512/357-1285
www.donsfishcamp.com

Place to Camp

"Y'all, it's literally right here in Austin. You don't have to go far for a great experience." Rachel Morgan

McKinney Falls State Park
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.
512/243-1643
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/mckinney

Photo by Larry D. Moore/CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo by Jana Birchum

Place to Hang With Your Pet

"I don't have a dog, but I hang out at Zilker to watch dogs run around on the reg." Alana Riddle

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

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Swimming Pool

"Can't beat a public natural swimming pool right in the heart of the city." Anandhi Mani

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

Swimming Hole/Lake

"Make the reservation. Not only is it the best, but because of the limited capacity, it’s the least crowded." Angela Yocum

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

Outdoor Craziness/CC BY-SA 3.0

Sports Venue

"Nothing is better than some Longhorn Football at DKR." Talia Milan

Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
2100 San Jacinto
512/471-3050
www.texassports.com

Bowling Alley

"Dart Bowl for the win!" Don Williams

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

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Photo by John Anderson

Golf Course

"Accessible, BYOB, no dress code, a staple of my childhood." Andrew Brock

Butler Park Pitch & Putt
201 Lee Barton Dr.
512/477-4430
www.butlerparkpitchandputt.com

Gym

"No other gym is so welcoming for my entire family." Kimberlie Quong-Charles

www.austinymca.org

Photo by Sandy Carson

Exercise Class

"Fantastic community that keeps me coming back." Morgan Nuncio

campgladiator.com

Self-Defense Class

"They teach how to really fight." Mary Ellen Rozmus

Lions Krav Maga
3300 W. Anderson
512/588-3356
www.lionskravmaga.com

Photo by John Anderson

Photo by Jana Birchum

Personal Trainer

"JJ Pepper is part comic part Zen mobility master. His classes embody the exuberance, humor, authenticity, and unabashed weirdness that make our city great." Jillian Finley

JJ Pepper
www.blackswanyoga.com/teacher/jj-p

Yoga

"What's dark, sweaty, and full of love? Black Swan Yoga." Lauren Bernick

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

Photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jana Birchum

Out-of-Town Hike

"Views for days and the climb is definitely worth it." Kimberly Watson

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

Another Believer/CC BY-SA 3.0

Photo by Shelley Hiam

Alternative Sports

"Circus is not just a sport, it’s a way of life. And at Sky Candy everyone is family." Jade Adair

Sky Candy
1023 Springdale, Bldg. 8
512/800-4998
www.skycandyaustin.com

Pro/Semi-Pro Sports Team

"This is the best family experience in all of Texas at an affordable price." Cristina Salima Smith

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

Sports and Recreation Wild Card

"Fun times." Janet Evans

austintrailoflights.org

 
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