In celebration of Zilker Park’s 100th Anniversary, all amenities in Zilker Park will be FREE on Sunday, April 9th. From Barton Springs Pool to the Botanical Garden, the Umlauf to the Zilker Zephyr, all of these and so much more, will be free for Austinites and visitors alike to enjoy all day long.

What is Free in Zilker Park on April 9th?

  • Austin Nature and Science Center (always free)
  • Barton Springs Pool
  • Parking in Zilker and Botanical Gardens
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
  • Zilker Botanical Garden
  • Zilker Zephyr

Free Day Transportation

Parking during Free Day will be free but very LIMITED! As a courtesy, we ask that in all you do, please be kind to the adjacent neighborhoods. Please do NOT park in nor block driveways or access paths, or litter in the adjacent neighborhoods. In general, parking in non-designated areas (including medians and ditches) as well as blocking driveways and/or fire hydrants is prohibited, and you may be ticketed. The City of Austin encourages carpooling and use of mass transit when attending all events. Below are some of the Free Day Transportation and Parking Options.


There is a Cap Metro stop on Barton Springs, right in front of the park. Check out the Cap Metro Trip Planner and find out how to get there by bus!


Ride Sharing

Surface Parking

ADA Accessible Parking