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Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Austin

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is a large municipal park in northwest Austin, Texas (United States). The park is on the shores of Lake Austin and was originally called City Park.In 1939, Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1805 that had just finished Bastrop State Park moved to the site to begin developing the tract of land into a municipal park. The company's primary work included seeding and sodding grass, planting trees, and protecting the bank of the lake from erosion. They built docks, piers and a boathouse. They also built a wooden bath house and concession stand. These wooden structures burned and were replaced with stone structures that are still in use.In 1984, the Austin City Council renamed the park after Emma Long, a former Austin City Council Member. Long was the first woman to serve on the council of a large city in Texas. She also served as the first woman Mayor Pro Tem from 1967-1969.
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  • This is a fine place to get a way for a day trip. A big man made lake with fishing allowed. A nice relaxing time by a lake. Very pleasant setting. 
  • Very nice park, great for family gatherings or just a quick couple get away,$10 fee to enter,restrooms with showers and open air changing rooms.Built in grills/BBQ pits,sand volleyball,closed in beach...  read more »
  • Visited Sunday July 3, and thought we were arriving early at 9:30. False. Took an hour to get into the park. Still we were able to park our truck and trailer. We set up camp to the left of the boat ra...  read more »
  • Nice park with plenty of shade and camping options. A great place to hike and explore the hill country. Along the Colorado river you can swim or just chill and enjoy a cold beverage.
  • Awesome place!! Great area for a family get together or an outing. We had a church function... a baptism in the river! Perfect place for it!
  • Place is beautiful!!! And for all the Pokemon go players out there, this is a charmander Nest so go get those Charizards!
  • Worst park ever. I left for work....and I had paid in full for a week. I came back and all my camping stuff and my expensive 10 person cabin tent.........GONE!! THEY PACKED MY STUFF UP AND TOOK IT EVEN WHEN I HAVE A RECEIPT OF PAYMENT. All they could do is give me two free extra days...... and to top it off.....they did the best they could to retrieve my stuff...but now there not in the Booth....and I have a tent with no tent poles. And my foods gone. And I'm missing stuff... So once again...they had my phone number on file....they didn't call me at all.... dry erase board saying I paid....and I have proof I paid. They admit they we're wrong..and they said they had a... new cashier....but now what do I do??? No one to contact in this park at 8 at night. ....I give this park five thumbs down. DON'T LEAVE YOUR STUFF AT THE CAMPSITE. BECAUSE EVEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL TAKE YOUR STUFF..AND GIVE HALF OF IT BACK TO YOU. EVEN IF WE RIGHTFULLY PAID.
  • Very clean and well maintained park! Great areas for family gatherings, and tons of hiking/biking trails. A really nice place to spend the day!
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