Austin Parks and Recreation Department officials announced the free Zilker shuttle service will return this summer.

The service offers patrons a free ride from the One Texas Center parking garage to Zilker Metropolitan Park each Saturday and Sunday starting May 27 and running through Sept. 4 from 10 am.-6 p.m. In addition to weekends, the service will be available during Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day holidays.

The One Texas Center parking garage can be found at 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, and parking tickets can be validated by the shuttle driver.

The shuttle will drop off riders at the Zilker Playground/Barton Springs spillway, which officials said is a two-minute walk to Barton Springs Pool. It is important to note that pets are not allowed on the shuttle, officials said.

The 351-acre metropolitan park at 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, offers a variety of recreational opportunities and special events throughout the year.

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