Local destinations to check out in Cedar Park, Leander

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Cedar Park and Leander provide opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, explore farmers markets, listen to live music, watch plays and more.

Austin Steam Train Association

People can board vintage cars on the railroad museum’s train rides. In 2018 the association launched its “Cedar Park” concession car, which was built in 1946 and recently restored.
401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C100, Cedar Park
512-477-8468
www.austinsteamtrain.org

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

The trail along Brushy Creek provides access to residential communities and nearby businesses.
Accessible from Twin Lakes Park, US 183 Trailhead Parking, Brushy Creek Sports Park, Brushy Creek Lake Park, Olsen Meadows Park, Creekside Park and Champion Park
512-943-1920
www.wilco.org

Baker Sanctuary

The sanctuary is a 715-acre preserve operated by the Travis Audubon Society, whose land is part of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve.
12308 Lime Creek Road, Leander
512-219-8425
www.travisaudubon.org

Cedar Rock Railroad

Passengers can board the Cedar Rock Railroad, a quarter-scale train that rides around the park. A train-themed playscape and hand-crank train rides for young kids are also available.
Southwest Williamson County Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander. 512-413-1705
www.cedarrockrailroad.com

Dog House Dog Park

The half-acre main park area includes lights, shade and bar access to Dog House Drinkery. An area for small dogs is also available. Entry is $5 per dog per day.
3800 CR 175, Leander
512-630-5699
www.doghousedrinkery.com

Escape Room Leander

Groups enter rooms filled with puzzles, codes and locks, attempting to finish as many as possible in 62 minutes.
Wiley Center, 2403-2405 S. US 183, Leander
512-731-9882
www.escaperoomleander.com

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

The events center features games for teams such as the Austin Spurs basketball team and Texas Stars hockey team, as well as concerts and shows year-round.
2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park
512-600-5000
www.hebcenter.com

HitMaker Music School

HitMaker Music School holds recitals at local locations such as Robin Bledsoe Park year-round. Recitals showcase student talent.
2301 Bagdad Road, Ste. 401-402, Cedar Park
512-549-2454
www.hitmakermusicschool.com

Splash Shack

The indoor waterpark features an 8,000-square-foot play structure, eight slides and a splash pad for
young children.
1801 Clover Lane, Cedar Park
512-820-3636
www.splashshacktx.com

Twin Lakes Family YMCA

The YMCA in Cedar Park offers programs that foster youth development including youth sports, camps, special events and more.
204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park
512-250-9622
www.ymcagwc.org/locations/cedar-park

Way Off Broadway Community Players

The local theatrical group performs plays throughout the year. Plays in 2019 include “I Take this Man,” “Anybody for Murder” and “Blithe Spirit.”
11880 Hero Way West, Leander
512-259-5878
www.wobcp.org

Farmers Markets

Cedar Park Farmers Market
The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays next to the Family Emergency Room.
3620 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
956-286-7775

Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline
Every Saturday local vendors and farmers gather to sell produce and food items.
11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park
512-953-7959
www.texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline

Old Town Leander Farmer’s Market
Local vendors and artisans gather every Saturday to sell home-grown and locally grown vegetables and meats. The event sometimes features live music and cooking demonstrations.
203 W. Broade St., Leander
512-698-1839
www.smoothvillage.com

Parks and Recreation

Leander
The Leander Parks and Recreation Department has several outdoor sites including Robin Bledsoe Park, Benbrook Ranch Park and Disc Golf Course, the Mason Homestead and more.
512-528-9909
www.leandertx.gov

Cedar Park
The Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department offers an array of parks and outdoor spaces such as the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, Brushy Creek Lake Park, Buttercup Park Pool, the Veterans Memorial Park
and more.
512-401-5500
www.cedarparktexas.gov

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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