My little guy (he's 3) and I have been exploring every Wednesday as the 2 older kids are in school. It has been so much fun, as we have been able to play at some really cool locations like the Play For All Abilities Park last week. This Wednesday, I had a few errands to run and then I promised him I would take him to a "park" (does a playscape count?).
We were meeting some new friends at the Waterloo Ice House on 360/Capital of Texas Hwy. I googled it - saw there was a playscape - thus it became the "park".
We had the BEST afternoon there y'all. If you are looking for a relaxing weekday location to get the kids out to play - this is it.
I sat under the shade of big oak trees, enjoyed the cool April breeze. It was incredibly relaxing and I think it could be a great place for play dates. There is a ton of seating and a outside bar that opens in the evening, along with horseshoe pitches and a few tvs. It looked like a great place to hang out on a Friday night with the entire family.
Waterloo Ice House has perfected the atmosphere. With 8 locations across Austin, there is definitely one near you....though I can't say if it has the amazing backyard feel to it that the 360 location does.
What? You already knew about this place? You mean, this is not Austin's best kept secret? Well, consider yourself reminded. Your welcome.
Texas Travel Facts for the Waterloo Ice House (360 location):
Location: 6203 Capitol of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX
Hours: Mon-Sat - 7 am - 11 pm / Sunday 8am-10pm
WebsiteTexas Travel Facts for the Play for All Abilities Park:
Location: 151 North A.W. Grimes Round Rock, TX
Hours: 6 am - midnight
Recommended Time: 1 hour
Good to know: Don't follow GPS instructions to get there - there is a new entrance to get to the park off A.W. Grimes (right near the Railroad Track Bridge); bring bikes/trikes to ride in the Mini Township only;