Enjoy the Sunshine in Dick Nichols Park, a Neighborhood Favorite

Austin’s outdoor enthusiasts love Dick Nichols Park. An ideal spot for outdoor exercise or enjoying a beautiful afternoon, the park is a perfect place to enjoy quality time with family, friends and neighbors.

Covering 152 acres, this district park has expansive green lawns for play, winding trails for jogging and biking, and a variety of fun features that kids love. Relax under the abundant shade of the oak trees, or head to the pool for a refreshing swim. This neighborhood favorite has it all.

Sports Courts and Picturesque Trails

Dick Nichols Park is a great place to enjoy your favorite athletic activities in the fresh air and sunshine. Two basketball and two tennis courts are always well maintained and conveniently lighted for night play. The park features football and softball fields, and greens for unwinding with a great book. Or, kick off your shoes and meet new people at one of three sand volleyball courts.

Picturesque trails, shaded beneath a lush canopy of trees, wind along the park’s perimeter and are popular with joggers, bikers, dog owners and moms with strollers. Workout stations and rest spots are also placed along the trail.

Relax and Cool Off in the Olympic-Size Pool

During summer, Texas heat can feel almost unbearable. Dick Nichols Park’s public pool offers a solution. Cool off while you relax in the recreational area of the Olympic-size pool or swim some laps in the dedicated lap lanes. And you can bring the little ones to splash in the baby pool or at the splash pad. The pool offers swim lessons and is well lit for evenings. Even better, admission is free.

Kids love the colorful playscape’s slides, swings, tunnels, ladders and bridges. The splash pad and water feature are also a huge hit. A concrete dolphin doubles as both a slide and fountain, and at the click of a button, the dolphin sprays a cold stream of water that kids love to run through.

Gather with Friends and Neighbors

With tons of picnic tables and barbecue pits, Dick Nichols Park is a place where friends and neighbors gather to share stories, food and laughter. Parents agree that this park is safe, clean and quiet — perfect for growing families in the neighborhood. This is a popular spot for special events and birthday celebrations for kids of all ages, with a large covered pavilion area available for reservation.