One of our favorite things about living in Austin is the access to the great outdoors. The Mueller neighborhood is made up of twenty percent parkland, meaning that every resident will live 600 feet from a community greenscape. Considering Muller is a eco-conscious neighborhood, it’s no wonder they included to many wonderful greenspaces in their development.
Here are the five best parks located in Mueller!
Located near Muller Central this 30 acre park has it all. Some of it’s wonderful amenities include; an open air amphitheater, interactive playscape, a picnic area, and a loop trail. On top of all that, there is a 6.5-acre lake that runs along the park making the views spectacular.
John Gaines Park
John Gaines Park is more than just a park. With 132 community garden plots and resources for the community to compost, it’s truly living up to Muller’s eco-conscious reputation. There’s a playscape for children, a open lawn for field games, a community pool and wadding pool.
Mary Elizabeth Branch Park
Mary Elizabeth Branch Park is located thee blocks from Dell Children’s Medical Center. Within it’s 3.5 acres it has volleyball courts, an enclosed dog-run, picnic area, a 10-foot wide trail and a playground. What’s really unique about this park is the sensory gardens. A sensory garden is a garden that has plants that are appealing to one or more of the five senses; sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. Sensory gardens typically gear towards young children, but all ages tend to enjoy them.
Southwest Greenway has partnered with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to restore the backland prairie to incorporate native Texas plants. They also provide educational amenities about the ecosystem and prairies of Central Texas. The greenscape also offers a hike and bike trail that is made up of decomposed granite.
Ella Wooten Park
Located in the heart of Mueller’s first neighborhood, Ella Wooten Park spans 2.5 acres. It has everything from shaded picnic areas, a basketball court, a playscape, and even a junior Olympic-sized 5-lane lap pool.
Before you go:
Due to the newest city regulations in regards to COVID-19 many of the parks in Austin are experiencing closures and reduced occupancy. Please visit Austin Parks and Recreations for the latest updates before you make plans to visit a park.
Please keep in mind that we are still practicing social distancing and parks can get crowded at various times. Be prepared and respectful of those around you.
Featured photo courtesy of @muelleratx