Residents and their pets
have a number of parks to visit for rest and recreation. Some popular retreats include St. Edwards Park, Riata Neighborhood Park, Rattan Creek Park, Springwoods Park and the 293-acre Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Parks are free to enter, allow dogs and many provide reservable pavilions for special events. Amenities include playgrounds, public pools, splash pads, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields and walking trails.
The Northwest Recreation Center supports year-round programs for adults and youth. The Rec Center enables residents of all ages to compete in sports leagues, take part in special events and stay active for a healthy lifestyle. Guests are encouraged to involve themselves in arts and crafts, ping pong, chess, fitness
or any other activity of interest. Registration fees vary by program.
Pflugerville Deutschen Pfest celebrates the city's history and German heritage on the third weekend of May in Pfluger Park. Entertainment includes children's games, carnival rides and vendors of all varieties. Admission varies from $5 to $7 depending on the day; $20 carnival wrist bands purchase unlimited rides, daily.
La Dolce Vita is one of Austin's most popular fall events. The culinary world of central Texas shows off its goods and extreme talents for a night of revelry. Sample wine, taste specialty coffees and meet Austinites with similar interests. Tickets vary based on amenities, contact The Contemporary Austin for details.