Located at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Austin is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. You can enjoy year-round jogging, cycling, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Austin has more than 16,000 acres of parkland, incorporating more than 205 parks, 14 nature preserves and 25 greenbelts. It also is home to nearly 50 public pool facilities.
- Austin Parks and Recreation Department
- Barton Springs
- The Trail at Lady Bird Lake
- Frisbee Golf
- Mountain Biking
The University of Texas Longhorns are favorites in football, basketball, baseball, track, swimming and other sports. Tickets are available to graduate students for a nominal fee. In addition to attending sporting events, there are organized sports and excellent facilities on campus for those students who want to be part of the action.