A convenient downtown stroll
By plectrudis on 3/28/2017
Distance: 3.58 Miles Duration: N/A
This park makes a nice alternative to the more traveled stretch of the Ann & Roy Butler hike-n-bike on the opposite (S) side of Lady Bird Lake, which gets pretty crowded. Ed Rendon is still popular, but not as dense. There is partial shade, lovely lake views, at least a couple of bathrooms, and water fountains. In addition, the west end of the trail runs into some developed areas, meaning you can interrupt your walk to stop at Royal Blue Grocery or similar. The east end of trail peters out around a bunch of little league fields, and the greenbelt in between provides a spacious park for picnicking or throwing a frisbee.
I like to park at the baseball fields (Camacho Activity Center), walk into town, and then walk back, which puts me conveniently near the restaurant district on 7th for grabbing dinner on the way home. Admittedly, from some perspectives, this might be considered counterproductive...