Butler Metro Park

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Popular For:

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Picnics
  • Splash Pad
  • Golfing

For more park information or reservations visit: Austin Parks & Recreation

Quick Facts

What Area is Considered Butler Metro Park?

Butler Metro Park, formerly known as Town Lake Metro Park, includes the parkland between Riverside Dr and Barton Springs Rd, and between South First and South Lamar. It is across the street from Vic Mathias Auditorium Shores.

Butler Park includes the Alliance Children's Garden, Dougherty Art Center, Doug Sahm Hill, Butler Pitch & Putt, and the land that the Long Center and the Palmer Events Center sit on.


Alliance Children's Garden coming to Butler Park!

Austin Parks Foundation is proud to support the Austin Parks and Recreation Department in the development of the Alliance Children's Garden, a brand new 2-acre multi-generational recreational and cultural space within Butler Park. The new space features nature-play elements, musical play equipment, and inter-generational amenities unlike any other park in the city. 

Although construction was completed in April 2020, Alliance Children's Garden will remain closed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We look forward to day Austinites can enjoy the new multi-purpose recreation area in Butler Park.

Learn More About this Project Here!

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