One of my favorite things about Austin is the amazing selection of parks.  We live in Northwest Austin–Canyon Creek area and just a few miles from Anderson Mill West Park located on El Salido Parkway directly across from Cypress Elementary School.  For those of you who live within a 5-10 mile radius of this park and haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend you add it to your to do list soon.

The park is HUGE!  There are two separate playscapes [one designed for the older kiddos (top pic) and one designed for the little ones (bottom pic)], volleyball courts, tennis courts, two swing sets, a pretty large party pavilion and restrooms!  The park is surrounded by a dirt trail that is a little less than half a mile around.

We love the fact that it’s very shaded thanks to a TON of trees and that there are plenty of things for a lot of kids to enjoy.  We’ve been there on a days when there are 15 families out there and more than 30 kids and we’ve never felt the need to step aside for the older kids.  All in all, Anderson Mill West Park is a great place to spend an hour or two when the weather is nice and the kids are ready to run around.  Here are some pictures of Caroline enjoying the see saw and the slide with daddy.

Anderson Mill West Park gets a 5 Rattle Rating in my book!


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