If you've yet to visit Lost Creek Park in West Austin, off Lost Creek Blvd and Highway 360, you're definitely missing out. Having been to this gem of a park as a nanny years ago, I knew of its existence for years, but rarely had cause to be in that part of town. Now that I'm spending a bit more time there these days, I finally made time to make it over there a few weeks back, and am so glad that I did.
Aside from the two playscapes there (one aimed at the little ones and one more towards school-aged kiddos), they've added a rope scape (is that a word? If not, TM!) that Ava was enthralled with and spent most of her time on! There is also a covered shelter with a BBQ pit readily available, as well as restrooms, water fountains and a fenced perimeter - what more could you want?
You can find Lost Creek Park at 1305 Quaker Ridge Dr, Austin 78746, at the intersection of Lost Creek Blvd and Quaker Ridge Dr.