Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

It was years after coming back to live in Austin before we made it to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  When we finally did we knew we’d be back (and upgraded our membership to annual that same day).


There are some great open play areas in the park – 2 have lots of materials for kids to build shelters and other things.  My kids usually like to go with friends and can spend a lot time doing this. There’s also an area with lots of ponds where they can scoop tadpoles. I think just doing these things can take up several hours if you have the time.

Watch out for rattlesnakes sightings! We’ve seen them on the paths at times.ourdou

Here are some photos from a return trip in spring 2016 after lots of rain. It’s a great place to visit before it gets too hot (April is perfect).

On the swings
Bamboo for building
long walk to the swings