Parks in Austin: Mueller Lake Park

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Centrally located in Mueller, a mixed-use development in north central Austin, Lake Park is an ideal spot for kids of all ages as the park offers a multitude of options for playing and exploring.

The park is situated just across the street from the popular Thinkery Children’s Museum and has a dedicated parking lot for attendees, ensuring a parking spot on the busiest of days. With art installations, a 6.5-acre lake complete with ducks, a walking/ jogging trail, picnic tables and lots of green space, young and old alike will be satisfied with the many different options offered in this community park.


Some of our favorite features of Mueller Lake Park include:

  • Fenced in playground
  • Clean bathrooms with changing stations for babies
  • Unique, interactive play equipment
  • Smaller play structure for younger kids, larger one for older kids
  • Shady areas for parents to sit and relax while the kids play
  • Catch and release fishing in the lake is allowed
  • The incredible Nessy the dragon guards the park and is a must-visit for photo opportunities


Options, Options, Options

When you or your kids need a park break, there are plenty of other options for fun within walking distance. The Thinkery is a great choice if you have a couple of extra hours, or head over to Lake Park Amphitheater, which is located close-by and hosts many events throughout the year. If you need to feed your sweet tooth, the newly-opened Bribery Bakery can satisfy your sugar craving. If you want to picnic but forgot to bring the food, you may find something delectable at the Mueller Trailer Eats Food Court close to the Browning Hangar.


Not so walkable but still close enough are plenty of lunch or dinner options including the newly opened PhoNatic and local favorite, Torchy’s Tacos.

Construction is ongoing in the area which also makes for great entertainment for any kids who enjoy watching heavy machinery at work!

Tip: Visit Mueller Lake Park on a Sunday and then hit up the Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller in the Browning Hangar from 10 am – 2 pm for some fresh fruit and veggies!

Whether you have an hour or an entire day, there is so much to do within the area to ensure that not only will the kids be entertained but so will mom and dad!


Location: Simond Avenue, Austin

Hours: 5 am to 10 pm daily

About the author: Catherine Prystup, founder of, is mom to three kids ranging in age from 17 to 4 years old. She enjoys exploring the city and helping to spread the word about the vast amount of family-friendly events and businesses in the greater Austin area.