Lakewood Park, Leander’s newest and largest City park, is a must-see. This gorgeous lakefront park, located only minutes north of Cedar Park, provides numerous pristine features to enjoy at any time of year. The City of Leander purchased 125 acres for Lakewood Park in 2015, with funding from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Williamson County Park Foundation. The park, which will open in 2020, has already become the crown jewel of Leander and has hosted various City events.
Lakewood Park is located in the back of the newly built Crystal Springs subdivision, off Crystal Falls Parkway, between Ronald Reagan Boulevard and the 183 Toll Road. As you travel through the neighborhood to get to the park, you may observe the row homes that contribute to the neighborhood’s pleasant small-town atmosphere. The communal pool can be seen on the left. Continue until you reach the Lakewood Park entrance.
As you go through Lakewood Park, you will notice several enormous parking lots. The playground, pavilion, restrooms, and skate park are all accessible via the first parking lot on the left. The playground is great fun for children of all ages and abilities. It would be ideal for a playdate or perhaps a birthday celebration, with lots of chairs for parents and picnic tables around the playground. The splash park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. from the first weekend of April to the final weekend of October.
Lakewood Park in Leander has a lot of great amenities for enjoying the outdoors by the lake. Bring your scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, bikes, or strollers and explore the park’s miles of paved walkways. The skatepark is ideal for beginning with large flat skate surfaces and progressing to more advanced skills.
The lovely lake is, of course, the park’s feature, with the unusual option of kayak and standup paddle board rentals, with lifejackets required and given. The kayak rental facility is located in the park’s far rear corner. Follow the main road all the way to the end. You can leave goods in front of the rental station, but you must park in the lot directly before it. There are restrooms available at the rental station as well.
Don’t forget to bring your fishing pole! Bring a kayak or a chair and choose one of the many lakeside private fishing spots. There is also a large fishing pier where your children can learn the sport. Anyone over the age of 17 must get a fishing license from Texas Parks and Wildlife to engage in catch and release fishing in local parks.
There is also a huge gated dog park, a fishing pier, lakeside picnic places, miles of paths, a basketball court, and volleyball courts at Lakewood Park.
Splash Park at Lakewood
The Lakewood Splash Park will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. from the first weekend of April to the final weekend of October. The splash pad will no longer require reservations.
Kayak Launch at Lakewood
Lakewood Lake and the kayak launch are open to non-motorized boats from 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
PaddleEZ rents two-person kayaks, stand up paddle boards, life jackets, and oars. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent for $18.00 per hour.
The park’s history
Lakewood Park, located east of 183A Toll and south of Crystal Falls Parkway among the Crystal Springs, Cold Springs, and Hazlewood residential developments in Leander, was bought in 2015 with assistance from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Williamson County Park Foundation.
In 2018, the city authorized a budget(link is external) for Lakewood Park that included Halff Associates’ basic, tier I, and tier II amenity choices.
Leander Parks and Recreation Information
7 parks are operated and maintained by Leander Parks & Recreation (180 acres). A junior Olympic-size swimming pool, water playscape, two lighted multi-purpose athletic fields, a lighted basketball court, four soccer/football fields, four softball/baseball fields, an amphitheater, trails, picnic areas, three pavilions, a skate park, a disc golf course, four playscapes, five restrooms, and a concession building are among the facilities.
Concert Series, Movies in the Park, Holiday Tree Lighting (and Christmas Tree Recycling after Christmas), Kite Festival, Spring Egg-Stravaganza, Liberty Fest, Bluegrass Festival, Active Adult Day Trips, Children’s Spring and Summer Day Camps, Fitness Classes, and Public Swimming and Swim Lessons are also available through Leander Parks and Recreation.
Many of our neighbors and guests like the unique combination of Texas Hill Country life in the urban Austin metropolitan zone, complete with stunning vistas, animals, and rivers. As a suburb immediately north of Austin and part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area, it was the fastest-growing city in the United States during 2018 and 2019.
Leander is 22 miles northwest of Austin, near the junction of Ranch to Market Road 2243 and US Route 183. Route 2243 will take you 5 miles east to Georgetown.
The total area of Leander, according to the City of Leander, is 34.08 square miles (88.3 km2). The area has no water.
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