Everything You Need to Know Before You Visit The New and Improved Pease Park

Have you checked out the new and improved Pease Park yet? You enter the 84-acre park through a gate that leads you to Kingsbury Commons, the most important entry and activity space in the park. To create a “postcard” entry, Pease Park was carved into a limestone entry wall framed by two large live oaks. But that’s not the only improvement to the park. There’s a new picnic space, larger play area, splash pad, and observatory treehouse.

Here’s everything else you need to know before you plan your visit to Pease Park!

Splash Pad: An interactive water feature the whole family can enjoy! Splish, splash, and cool off at the splash pad all summer long.  Plenty of shade and seating surround the pad, allowing parents and kids a great opportunity to cool off while at the park.  

Playground: Swings, cargo nets, and more allow the imagination to grow at this wooden playground! The playground is located right in between the Splash Pad and Picnic Area, creating a safe and enjoyable space for the kids.  

Observatory Treehouse: An observation deck gone treehouse style! Discover the beauty of the Kingsbury Commons, and the natural scenery from treetop level in this observation pod.  Enjoy some shade and seating in the ground level of the pod, or for the adventurous soul, take the stairs to the second level where you walk across netting to get a closer view of the downtown skyline and local hillside.  Please note that all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Trail: The entire park is part of Austin’s trail system! Ride your bike, run, or walk here from North or South Austin! 

Dog Friendly: Pease Park is dog friendly, but asks that they stay on their leashes.  If you are looking for an off-leash area, the designated spot in Pease Park is between 24th and 29th Street, where they can roam free! 

Events: Weekly yoga events, volunteer events, and Summer Storytime at the Amphitheater.  For upcoming event details, click here.

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Photo by Nicolette Estrada.
Pease Park
Address: 1100 Kingsbury Street
Admission: Free
Hours: Open daily from 5 am to 10 pm
Parking: Yes
Pets: Dogs on leash
Restrooms: Yes

Want to live near Pease Park? Consider renting with Smart City!

If Pease Park is where you imagine spending every afternoon, why not live nearby in one of downtown Austin’s hottest apartment complexes? Here are four of Smart City Locatings favorite properties in the area:

Clarksville Gem:

This modern apartment complex is located near Whole Foods, and walkable to tons of eats, drinks, and shopping on W 5th Street. Perfect for those wanting to live in a historic yet bustling area of town.

North Lamar Living:

Enjoy being right on North Lamar for easy access to all Old West Austin has to offer. While adjacent to everything in Clarksville, you’re also walkable to the Seaholm district for a true taste of Downtown ATX!

Warehouse District Digs

Unique finishes and stunning amenities make this one of our most-leased Downtown apartment complexes. You’ll be walking distance to employers like Google and Indeed, near Austin’s favorite LGBTQ+ bars/clubs on 4th street, and so much more.

Thriving at the Triangle

While you’ll be a bit North of Pease Park, zip 10 minutes down North Lamar to enjoy living at the Triangle. You’ll be near staples like Central Market, Natural Grocers, and Merit Coffee, and walkable to the Medical Center.

Interested in renting at one of these properties? Fill out a webform to get connected with a local agent to start your free apartment search today!

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