Locals and visitors have access to many beautiful parks near Cedar Park, Texas. From parks that allow dogs to parks with swimming holes, enjoy exploring these six awesome parks, gardens, and open spaces near our wonderful town.

Brushy Creek Lake Park

A field of bluebonnets at Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park, TX

Image by A Yee is licensed with CC BY 2.0

Brushy Creek Lake Park is one of Cedar Park’s gems. This 90-acre park offers visitors numerous nature-based recreational opportunities, including kayaking or fishing on the 38-acre lake. Hikers will enjoy the nearly 2 miles of hiking or biking trails, and anglers can cast their line for fish such as black crappie, channel catfish, and largemouth bass.

On land, you can stay in shape at the exercise station, pop the ball over the net in the sand volleyball courts, or scamper about the playscape. Kids can splash in the water playscape open from May through August. You’ll want to pack a meal as Brushy Creek Lake Park is one of the best places to picnic in the Cedar Park area. Note there is no swimming or motorized boating allowed in the lake, and fishing is allowed under Texas State Law.

Location: 3300 Brushy Creek Road.

Days and hours: Half-hour before sunrise until 10 p.m. daily.

Champion Park

When you’re looking for a park with lots of open space, head over to Champion Park. This fun park has boulders sculpted to look like dinosaur bones the kids can climb on, another boulder area with mulch underfoot, and a sandpit where kids can dig for simulated dinosaur bones. The park provides digging toys for explorers to play with in the sandpit.

During the summer, the park staff turns on the blue whale fountain that spurts water so kids can cool off after playing on the boulders or in the sandpit. The family can also fish along Brushy Creek and hike along the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. If you come with a group, consider reserving one of the covered pavilion areas to have a barbecue and picnic.

Location: 3830 Brushy Creek Road.

Days and hours: Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Hill is one highlight of Veterans Memorial Park. This memorial is home to bronze statues honoring fallen soldiers, a depiction of the George H. W. Bush Aircraft Carrier, and an obelisk honoring women in the military. Each panel of the main memorial depicts the six branches of the U.S. military: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines.

Besides the Veterans Memorial Hill, this large Cedar Park, Texas, park has basketball courts, tennis courts, a sports practice field, and a community garden. Bring your pup to romp with others in the 5-acre dog park, complete with dog showers and water fountains. The dog park has a separate area for small dogs to play in.

Additional amenities found at Veterans Memorial Park are pavilions for rent, an amphitheater, and an 8,500-square-foot outdoor aquatic facility. You’ll find a zero-depth beach area, a water playscape, two lap swim lanes, a dive platform, and a drop slide. In addition, older kids can enjoy playing in the mid-depth area of the aquatic facility.

Location: 2525 W. New Hope Drive.

Days and hours: Dawn to 10 p.m.

Blue Hole Park

Pack the kids and lunch on a warm summer day and enjoy splashing and cooling off at Blue Hole Park. Along with several other parks perfect for a quick getaway from Cedar Park, Blue Hole Park, just outside of historic Georgetown, features fabulous waterfalls and swimming holes for everyone in the family to enjoy.

This magnificent park is home to a scenic lagoon bordered by tree-lined limestone cliffs on the South San Gabriel River. The family can cool off in the turquoise-colored water by swimming, wading, or sitting under the waterfall. For your convenience, you’ll find picnic areas and restrooms at Blue Hole Park.

Location: 100 Blue Hole Park in Georgetown.

Days and hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Milburn Park

The 39-acre Milburn Park has something for everyone in the family. Thrill-seekers can use the BMX pump track, gardeners can plant in the community garden area, and kids will have a blast exploring the two playscapes. Plan a pickup game of basketball on the covered basketball court, have a friendly game of sand volleyball, or perfect your swing on the tennis courts.

Weather permitting, the family can cool off in the 4,500-square-foot aquatics facility with a lap swimming area, 120-foot slide, and a dedicated water playground for young children. After a busy day playing, enjoy a picnic at one of the shady picnic areas.

Location: 1901 Sun Chase Blvd.

Days and hours: Dawn to 10 p.m.

Cedar Park Sculpture Garden

For something different, bring the family to the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden next to the Cedar Park Recreation Center. When you visit this unique Cedar Park location, you’ll wander past sculptures created by artists displaying their work. Some sculptures are on permanent display, and others rotate out as people can buy sculptures on loan from the artists.

Examples of sculptures at this park include the Balancing Apple made from stainless steel, Sentinel sculpted from steel, or The Family from painted stone metal. Other exciting works of art include Zig Zag Fish made from recycled aluminum, steel, and paint and the whimsical Twist created with steel, stainless, steel, glass, copper, and brass.

Location: 1435 Main St. next to the Cedar Park Recreation Center.

Days and hours: Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Are you excited to visit these awesome parks near Cedar Park, Texas? Which parks do your kids enjoy going to time and time again? If we missed a great park in the Cedar Park, Texas, area, let our team at Crème de la Crème of Cedar Park (Parmer Ln.) know so we can share your recommendation with those looking to get outside for exercise and fresh air.