Lake Travis Facilities and Parks
Lake Travis Facilities and Parks
Lake Travis Facilities and Parks
A multi-use facility for the public’s various activities, including business and club meetings; weddings and receptions; performances and other special events. Banquet rooms may be utilized together for large functions or separately for smaller gatherings. A stage area, complete with the latest in computer operated lighting and sound systems, as well as a large front projection screen, and dressing rooms are available for rental with the large banquet room. Meeting rooms provide smaller facilities. The kitchen has all the latest commercial food preparation area an approved caterer may need. A courtyard, covered porch, and gazebo are available for outdoor functions. A natural limestone fountain and strolling garden are also located on the grounds.
Entrance to the access trail begins at the Swim Center parking lot. The trailhead is located on the west side of Trophy Drive. The 24-acres of spectacular rugged canyon scenery can be viewed on the rim and canyon trails built by Friends of the Parks volunteers. In late fall, the colors of the foliage are spectacular, with shades of yellow, gold, brown, orange, and red. Early summer brings a new range of green colors as the new leaves sprout out on the deciduous trees. Several trails descend into the Canyon to offer different types of splendor. Visitor may see two small ponds after good rains.
While the primitive trails are easily navigated, some require greater physical effort. Hikers are advised to wear good walking or hiking shoes and carry water. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Do not remove rocks or boulders; the rocks are placed to control erosion. Be careful to stay well back from cliffs an overlooks, as there are steep drop-offs. Enjoy the spectacular views.
City Park provides 64-acres of beautifully maintained parklands. Park hours are 6 am to 10 pm during Daylight Saving Time and 6 am to 8 pm during Standard Time. Nearly two miles of connected pathway provides for the leisure walkers, vigorous joggers, bicycle riders and skaters. Plenty of park benches are provided to rest and see the beautiful views. Huser Memorial Pavilion overlooks the lake and is an ideal venue for gatherings. Other amenities include water activities, beach, two play areas, many picnic sites, a butterfly garden, a dog park, Ranger Field (a multi-purpose sports field), pétanque, sand volleyball and basketball courts. City Park is home for the 4th of July fireworks display and entertainment.
City of Lakeway residents are admitted to City Park without charge. Park admission stickers for residents may be obtained from the park gate attendant or from City Hall. Admission for all others is $5 per vehicle.
Dragon Park is equipped with picnic tables, a playscape, swings, basketball court, volleyball area, and a small multi-purpose athletic field. The multi-purpose field may be reserved Saturdays and Sundays until 1 pm and during open hours weekdays. (Call 261-1010 for reservations.) The Park is open from 6 am to 8 pm during Standard Time and until 10 pm during Daylight Saving Time.
Several miles of wonderful hiking trails wander along Hurst Creek and Yaupon Creek. A fabulous location for family picnics, walks, jogging, biking and walking the dog (on a leash, of course). Two main entrances with parking facilities: The entrance off Lohmans Crossing Road leads to Hamilton Greenbelt I Trail. The entrance off Palos Verde Drive leads to Hamilton Greenbelt II Trail and the primitive trails, which lead down to the Hurst Creek arm of Lake Travis.
A park dedicated to honoring Lakeway veterans of all military branches who served our nation in war. Spirit of Freedom Monument identifies veterans, living or having lived in Lakeway, who served in World War II. Veterans are also recognized on the Korean War Wall and Vietnam War Wall. An addition to the park is a new wall, which will list veterans from conflicts since Vietnam. This was unveiled on November 11, 2007 at the Veterans Day Program. An honorary planter, park benches, and flag display complete the park. Located at the corner of Lohmans Crossing and Hurst Creek.
Open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm (closed from 12 noon to 1 pm). Local archives are available for public review. This includes newspapers, photographs, audio and videotape recordings, and other artifacts for viewing on-site only. The center has two desktop computers, with a printer, to use for research and reviewing. Special exhibits will be announced as scheduled.
Hurst Creek Preserve
A scenic wooded area along Hurst Creek Road. A meandering trail provides an interconnected trail system with the Hamilton Greenbelts. Access along Hurst Creek Road at either Explorer or Plum connects the trail to the Sailmaster entrance of Hamilton Greenbelt I.
Live Oak Tennis Courts
The Live Oak Tennis Courts are located adjacent to the Live Oak Driving Range, 510 Lakeway Drive, and are maintained by the City of Lakeway. The four tennis courts are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved by contacting the Lakeway Activity Center.
Lakeway Boulevard Trail
Trail begins at the intersection of Lakeway Boulevard and Lakeway Drive. A crushed granite path meanders down the middle of the boulevard median to the entrance of Lakeway estates. The path provides a wonderful place for a bike ride, jog, or a walk with the dog.
A small park in the middle of town, Porpoise Park is a perfect place to enjoy a game of Frisbee or catch with the kids, a short walk, or a relaxing time with a good book.
A short primitive hiking trail on 4.5 acres of land, Smith Greenbelt wanders along Hurst Creek. The trail invites family hikes, exercise jogs, mountain biking, or dog walks (on a leash). The main entrance off Lohmans Crossing Road is across the street from Hamilton Greenbelt I entrance and parking lot. Parking also is provided in the City Hall parking lot. There is a walk entrance from Lakeway Drive; there is no parking facility at this location.
Lakeway Swim Center Park
Located in the heart of Lakeway at Lakeway Boulevard and The Hills Drive, the Center offers swim lessons, fitness, laps and competitive swimming, private parties, and public school use. Amenities include sun and shade areas, two tub slides, a frog slide, a floating lily pad walk, a life-size chess and checkerboard, along with a concession area, restrooms, and lockers. The 9.4 acres also provide a 7500 square foot skate park of hybrid design – complete with a concrete multi-level bowl, ramps, grind rails and railings, sand volleyball, basketball mini courts with shuffleboard use, picnic tables, grills, walking / bike trail, park benches, rock block climbing walls, and replica of dinosaur tracks.
Lakeway Skate Park
The City of Lakeway’s new 7500 square foot skate park is located in the Swim Center Park. The park features approximately 70% street elements and 30% bowl elements. “Grindline” out of Seattle, Washington designed the park. Grindline has built skate parks in Austin, Tyler, Amarillo, and San Angelo. Rules and regulations for use of this park are posted at the facility. There is no cost to use the facility.