Local and community public parks in the Highland Lakes are great places for fun and relaxation, especially if you’re looking for a place to let the kids run wild in this great spring weather. Visit them all and pick your favorites:
• Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J South in Marble Falls
Located along Backbone Creek at Yett Street and Johnson Avenue, John Park has plenty of shade, horseshoe pits, volleyball, swings, two playscapes, a boat ramp and an off-leash dog area. An open pavilion and on-site restrooms are also on site.
• Lakeside Park, 300 block of Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls
Lakeside Park is nestled along the shore of Lake Marble Falls with a view of the U.S. 281 bridge. It features picnic tables, a boat ramp and tennis courts. The Marble Falls city pool is located here, as is Lakeside Pavilion, a large venue operated by the city of Marble Falls that can be used for anything from weddings to corporate retreats. The park is located in the .
• Llano County Park, located next to Robinson City Park on the banks of the Llano River just west of Llano on RR 152
Llano County Park has a nearby rodeo arena and an 18-hole golf course. Water, electricity and sewage hookups are available for campers. A playground and gravel paths provide nice accents.
• Robinson City Park, located along the Llano River about two miles west of the city of Llano on RR 152
Robinson City Park includes about five acres with restrooms, picnic tables and grills. A boat ramp is on site, but motorboats aren’t allowed. Fishing, an 18-hole golf course, a playground, volleyball, half-court basketball and hiking are just a few of the activities available. A pavilion and barbecue areas also are available with reservations.
• Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet, located just off U.S. 281 and Texas 29
Hamilton Creek Park is a great place to picnic or take a leisurely stroll along the banks of Hamilton Creek. The park features a walkover bridge, fountains and a playground for children.
• Tommy White Park in Burnet, 900 block of Texas 29
Next to the city swimming pool, Tommy White Park offers picnic and playground facilities and volleyball courts.
• Wallace Riddell Park in Burnet, intersection of Texas 29 and Rhomberg Street
Named for the late Burnet County Sheriff — the longest serving sheriff in Texas history — this park is the scene of local activity every weekend with picnic tables, a playground for children and a baseball field.
• Westside Park, 1610 Second St. in Marble Falls, off Avenue N
Westside Park features a disc golf course and a playground.
• Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Texas 16 near the airport in Fredericksburg
Lady Bird Park features 150 acres of activities including swimming, picnicking and fishing. There also are six tennis courts, four of which are lit for night play. The park has an enclosed pavilion, which can accommodate up to 500 people.