Sports & Recreation
2022 Readers Poll
2022 Critics Picks

image courtesy of Rockin' R River Rides

Place to Tube

"Always a great time! They have their system down." Erika Blankenship

Rockin' R River Rides
1405 Gruene Rd.
New Braunfels

Place to Camp

"Just the right distance away from the city." Belinda Hare

Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Road 4 W.

Photo by Kairos14, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

photo by Jana Birchum

Place to Hang With Your Pet

"Plenty of space, water, shade, and interesting folks." Robin McAlpine

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.

Swimming Pool

"This ain’t even a competition." Amanda Weems

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr.

photo by John Anderson

Photo by Trey Perry, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Swimming Hole/Lake

"Well, when you're able to go there, it's fucking gorgeous." Pedro Berlanga

Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.
Dripping Springs

Sports Venue

"Such wonderful electric atmosphere!! So glad we have this." Christi Shoppach

Q2 Stadium
10414 McKalla Place

photo by John Anderson

photo by John Anderson

Bowling Alley

"An Austin classic. Outstanding grill." Josh Fogelman

Highland Lanes
8909 Burnet Rd.

Golf Course

"What an unbelievably cool place, I hope it never goes away. The patio and views are worth the trip alone. Good food and beer prices, a fun putting green, and oh yeah, an awesome pitch and putt." Craig Stein

Butler Pitch & Putt
201 Lee Barton

photo by Zeke Barbaro

Courtesy of Austin Bouldering Project


"I love ABP! The bouldering is great – tons of problems and the best setters in town. Plus their weight room is spacious, with high ceilings and nice weight racks." Gina Helfrich

Austin Bouldering Project
979 Springdale #150

Austin Bouldering Project
4477 S. Lamar

Exercise Class

"Cardio & strength building & balance all wrapped up in one class, but you don't even notice because it's SO FREAKING FUN!" Kathy Bateman

Sky Candy
1023 Springdale Ste. 8-A

photo by Bret Brookshire

photo by Shelley Hiam

Self-Defense Class

"So much fun beside being extremely useful." Laura Franco

Austin Women's Boxing Club
2919 Menchaca Rd. #210

Personal Trainer

"Jen is such a bright light of positivity! She doesn't care about getting those extra reps in, or how fast you are doing them, she just wants you there to move your body and to support you on your journey." Morgan Nuncio

photo by Jana Birchum


"Best instructors in Austin!" –AM Herr

Black Swan Yoga
4534 West Gate Blvd., 855/960-4026
1417 W. Anderson, 512/960-4026
403 Orchard, 512/960-4026

City Trail

"Lived here so long, I remember how bare and bleak it was. The transformation has been amazing." Laura Grimes

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake

photo by Jana Birchum

Photo by Jmbuytaert, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Out-of-Town Hike

"Love the climb and the view." Dorian Rinehart

Enchanted Rock
16710 RR 965

Outdoor Run/Race

"Super family friendly AND supports Caritas?! Score!" Lora Blackwell

courtesy of Texas Roller Derby

Alternative Sports

"Skater owned and operated, and the most entertaining sport in the world!" Lani Oglewood

Texas Roller Derby

Pro/Semi-Pro Sports Team

"Because SOMOS VERDES‼" Isabel Gonzalez

photo by Jana Birchum

photo by Jana Birchum

Sports & Recreation Wild Card

"If you don't vote for them, you clearly haven't seen them in action." Ari Gernaat

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