Lucky me, I got to work with the Save Barton Creek Association on this handy guide to some of my favorite outdoor spots. I learned so much about the layers below where we we play, the creatures we live with, and the interesting figures behind some of our best places. Did you know that the Beverly Sheffield Hillside Theater, where you can picnic to musicals and Shakespearean drama in the summer, was named after our first Parks and Rec Director who swam 2,820 miles across the street in Barton Springs Pool?!
The short Explorer's Guide to the Hill Country Oasis covers 16 beloved local sites. Print it out to pack with you or pull it up online. The online guide allows you to sort by your favorite activity (playgrounds, nature watching, hiking, canoeing) as well as share photos. Try the "family friendly" category to get ideas for new habitats to explore, maps to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, info on glass bottom boat rides nearby, and great day trips.