The Park Ranger Station in Zilker Park is currently closed. For more Parks and Recreation Department closures please see the Facilities Closures page.
Some parks currently require reservations in advance to visit Thursday - Sunday. Make your free reservations here for:
- Barton Creek Greenbelt
- Commons Ford Ranch
- Emma Long Metropolitan Park Walter E.
- Long Metropolitan Park (Boat Landing is Closed)
Wild Ones Online
Our exploratory outdoor program for preschoolers is now available online! Each episode has a different nature theme. Make sure to watch all three parts to learn, read, and create. Stay wild!
The goal of the Bark Rangers is to promote responsible use and enjoyment of City parks by citizens and their pets. Core environmental concepts are introduced including Leave No Trace Principles, outdoor safety for pets, and park stewardship for pet owners. The Bark Ranger Digital Workshop is now live! Watch the entire 30 minute video and answer the four questions at the end to become a Bark Ranger. For more information visit the Bark Ranger page.