Sports & Recreation
2021 Readers Poll
2021 Critics Picks

courtesy of Texas Tubes

Place to Tube

"The Comal is always flowing, has less trash, and is an easygoing float!" Bradford Fults

Texas Tubes
250 Meusebach
New Braunfels
830/626-9900
www.texastubes.com

Place to Camp

"Beautiful wildflowers in the spring." Susan Kung

Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Road 4 W.
Burnet
512/793-2223
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/inks-lake

Photo by Benjamin Bruce / CCBY-SA2.5

photo by Jana Birchum

Place to Hang With Your Pet

"Lots of space for the hounds to have a good time." Milton Washington

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

Swimming Pool

"Nothing else like it in the world." Barbara Klitch

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr.
512/974-6300
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

photo by David Brendan Hall

Photo by Jonathan Cutrer / CC BY-SA 4.0

Swimming Hole/Lake

"The beauty of the pool after hiking down to get to it..." Larry Duncan

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

Sports Venue

"Love all the innovative events hosted at COTA!" Kathleen Baker

Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
512/301-6600
www.circuitoftheamericas.com

image courtesy of Circuit of the Americas

photo by David Brendan Hall

Bowling Alley

"RIP dear friend, you are missed." Katharine Garza

Golf Course

"Love the ancient trees and history of Lions." Edy Chamness

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

photo by David Brendan Hall

courtesy of Austin Bouldering Project

Gym

"ABP has been so responsible throughout all of COVID while still providing a great place to exercise, climb, and safely connect with other people." Jack McCormick

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

Exercise Class

"Easy on the body. Good for the soul." Ivan Benavides

ToddPilates & Barre
9029 Research #200, 512/659-6740
4032 S. Lamar #700, 512/659-6740
2000 S. I-35 Ste. M-1, Round Rock, 512/659-6740
www.toddpilates.com/north-austin-studio

Courtesy of ToddPilates & Barre

courtesy of Fit & Fearless

Self-Defense Class

"Love the place, love the people. Practical self-defense work combined with sport fighting and fitness." Grant Hartline

Fit and Fearless
4109 Todd Ln., #1600
512/441-5728
www.fitandfearless.com

Personal Trainer

"Bri always keeps our workouts spicy and safety is her number one priority!" Rachel Gilbert

www.fb.com/littleb.fit

courtesy of Briana Ellsworth

photo by Jana Birchum

Yoga

“A wonderful, supportive yoga studio that’s involved with the local community.” Liane Gayler

Practice Yoga Austin
1103 E. Sixth
512/730-1638
practiceyogaaustin.com

City Trail

"Too many people agree with me!" Paul Normandin

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake
www.thetrailfoundation.org

photo by John Anderson

Photo by Jmbuytaert / CCBY-SA4.0

Out-of-Town Hike

"Hike up a pink rock in the middle of nowhere." Sam Smith

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

Outdoor Run/Race

"It's an icon." Lori Lauron

www.cap10k.com

courtesy of Cap10K

Courtesy of the TXRD Newsroom

Alternative Sports

"Badass bitches on quad skates. What else can I say?" Jill Ivie

www.txrd.com

Pro/Semi-Pro Sports Team

"LISTOS! VERDE!" Andrew Urban

www.austinfc.com

photo by Alison Grabe

Most Innovative Pivot

"More butts on bikes makes the world a better place." Tawny Villain

Sports & Recreation Wild Card

"When you find yourself day drinking, fixated on a chicken, trying to asses the trajectory of their waste, my friends you are having a proper Texas Sunday." Sarah Statham

Little Longhorn Saloon
5434 Burnet Rd.
512/524-1291
www.thelittlelonghornsaloon.com

photo by John Anderson

 
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