37 things to do outdoors in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Hutto Lake Park

Hutto Lake Park

Looking to take advantage of the unique offerings of the area? There are many opportunities to explore the outdoors, including swimming in one of the many local pools, wandering through a farmers market or taking your dog to the park.


GO FISHING








Round Rock







Old Settlers Park
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock

This park features Bright Lake, which is stocked as needed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Fish Hatchery program. The most common fish are bass, catfish and perch. The 645-acre park also features complexes for a variety of sports and activities, pavilions, picnic areas, seven playgrounds and trails.





Hutto








Hutto Lake Park
805 Estate Drive, Hutto

The 39-acre park features a boat launch dock for fishing. There is also a pavilion and picnic sites, a playground, a basketball court and walking trails.





GO KAYAKING








Pflugerville







Lake Pflugerville Park
18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville

Bring your own kayak or rent a single or tandem kayak at the lake. There are also seven fishing piers, a boat launch and a beach area. The park has a pavilion, a playground and a trail.





GO HIKING








Round Round Rock







Freeman Park
301 Forest Ridge Blvd., Round Rock

The park is the trailhead for the Brushy Creek Regional Trail, which is more than 10 miles long. The park also includes a playscape and horseshoe pits.






Memorial Park
600 N. Lee St., Round Rock

The park includes a trail that runs alongside Brushy Creek and the “Round Rock.” The park also features picnic tables, grills and drinking fountains.





Pflugerville







Northeast Metropolitan Park
2703 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville

The 349-acre park includes a 2-mile concrete trail, soccer fields, multiuse fields, baseball fields, a cricket field, a basketball court, a tennis court, a BMX racetrack, a skate park, playgrounds and a splash pad.






Pfluger Park
515 City Park Road, Pflugerville

The 30-acre park includes hike and bike trail loops around the park and Gilleland Creek. Other park features include a playground area as well as basketball and sand volleyball courts.





Hutto







Fritz Park
400 Park St., Hutto

The park includes a playscape, basketball and sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a trail.





GO TO A DOG PARK








Round Rock







Round Rock Dog Depot
800 Deerfoot Drive, Round Rock

This is a leash-free dog park with a large dog area and small dog area. The park features agility elements, such as a tire jump, A-frame contact ramp and a tunnel.





Pflugerville







Bark Park
19417 Murchison Ridge Trail, Pflugerville

This is a leash-free dog park with a large dog area, small dog area and seating for dog owners. This park also has access to the 8.2-mile Falcon Pointe trail system.





GO SKATEBOARDING








Round Rock







Shaylah Dame Skate Park
1600 Gattis School Road, Round Rock

There is a bowl as well as a street component at this 14,000-square-foot park located behind the Clay Madsen Center. This park also connects to a 2.52-mile trail.





Pflugerville







Bohls Park
200 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville

This park features the Skate Spot, which has a bowl and street features.







Northeast Metropolitan Skate Park
2703 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville

This park is equipped with a full BMX racetrack as well as 41,450 square feet of concrete with bowl and street features.





PLAY GOLF








Round Rock







Forest Creek Golf Club
99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock

This is a 7,147-yard par-72 golf course with a full-service grill, event center, putting green and short-game complex.






Teravista Golf Club
4332 Teravista Club Drive, Round Rock

The 7,200-yard golf course has five different tees that will challenge golfers of all ages and abilities. It also has a pro shop, practice facilities and a café.





Pflugerville







Blackhawk Golf Club
2714 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville

This golf course is almost 7,200 yards and features a pro shop, grill and driving range.





Hutto







The Golf Club at Star Ranch
2500 FM 685, Hutto

This golf course is just over 7,000 yards and features a clubhouse with a cafe and pro shop.





COOL DOWN








Round Rock







Lake Creek Pool
800 Deerfoot Drive, Round Rock

The pool features swim lanes. There is a fee for admission.






Micki Krebsbach Pool
301 Deepwood Drive, Round Rock

The pool features a pirate ship, slides, water cannons and swim lanes. There is a fee for admission.






Rock’N River Water Park
3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock

The water park is located in Old Settlers Park and includes a sprayground play area, a jumping platform, a rock climbing wall, slides, a lazy river and pools. There is a fee for admission.





Pflugerville







Falcon Pointe Splash Park
1813 Tranquility Lane, Pflugerville

The splash pad is open daily during the summer and consists of ground and raised spray features. There is no fee for admission.






Gilleland Creek Pool
700 Railroad Ave., Pflugerville

The pool features swim lanes. There is a fee for admission.






Scott Mentzer Pool
901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville

The pool features slides, a lazy river and spray features. There is a fee for admission







Typhoon Texas
18500 SH 130, Pflugerville

The water park features various slides, a lazy river, tidal wave bay and other attractions. There is a fee for admission.






Windermere Pool
16800 Gower St., Pflugerville

The pool features swim lanes. There is a fee for admission.





Hutto







Glenwood Splash Pad
101 Fishbaugh Drive, Hutto

The splash pad is open daily during the summer and consists of ground and raised spray features. There is no fee for admission.





FIND A PLAYSCAPE








Round Rock







Buck Egger Park
900 S. Mays St., Round Rock

The park includes a playscape, swings and an artificial turf football practice field.






Chisholm Valley Park
1201 Trey St., Round Rock

The park includes a playscape, a trail, picnic tables and practice fields.






Meadow Lake Park
2901 Settlement Drive, Round Rock

This park includes a playscape, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a 1.35-mile trail along a reservoir.






Play for All Abilities Park
151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock

The park has features to develop skills for children of all abilities, including a retreat pod, a sensory pod, a sand box, playscapes, swings and a mini-town.





Pflugerville








Cambridge Heights Park
17500 Marfa Lights Trail, Pflugerville

The park includes a covered playscape and a hike and bike trail.






Heritage Park
901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville

The 17-acre park includes a playscape, a basketball court, a bocce ball court, a volleyball court, water spray park, a pavilion and a trail.





Hutto







Creekside Park
305 Orchard Way, Hutto

The park includes a playscape, practice fields, picnic sites and a walking trail.





GO TO A FARMERS MARKET








Round Rock







Farmer George Farmers Market
201 University Oaks Blvd., Round Rock

The market runs each Saturday of the year in University Oaks Center.






Round Rock Market Days
301 W. Bagdad St., Round Rock

The market runs on the first Saturday of the month. The lone exception is October when it is held on the second Saturday. Each month has a new theme.





Pflugerville







Pflugerville Pfarmers Market
901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville

The market is held Tuesday afternoons during the summer months at the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park. The Pfestive Pfarmers Market is held on special dates during the winter.





Hutto







Co-Op Farmers Market
420 Hwy. 79, Hutto

The market is held Wednesday evenings at The Gin at the Co-Op District during the summer.




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