If you’ve made a trip to Zilker Metropolitan Park recently, you probably know that parking’s often a problem. Starting this weekend, you can park off site and take a free shuttle to Austin’s most loved oasis.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is offering the weekend-only service from the One Texas Center parking garage at 505 Barton Springs Road to the park. Two shuttles will run every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day. (The buses will also operate on July 4 and Labor Day itself, Sept. 5.)
The service is part of a pilot program to explore alternative transportation and parking options for the park, which is home to Barton Springs Pool, a disc golf course, volleyball courts, picnic grounds, soccer fields and more.
To take the free shuttle, park in the One Texas Center parking garage and get your parking ticket validated on the bus.
Parking tickets must be validated by the shuttle driver to avoid the $10 parking fee at the garage.
Get more information about Zilker Park here.