A convenient downtown stroll

There are plenty of parking options, but I like the Camacho Activity Center best
You start at the far end, so you get the most steps, and when you get back to your car, you're a short drive from the eastside restaurant district.
User: plectrudis - 3/28/2017

Location: Edward Rendon Sr. Park

Rating: 3point5stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 1point5stars
Miles Hiked: 3.58 Miles  Elapsed Time: 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...

Log Photos
Feral parrots near the trailhead at the Camacho Activity Center
Lots of nice duck-watching at the park
Plenty of interesting plants and bugs along the trail
There are plenty of parking options, but I like the Camacho Activity Center best
Area around Edward Rendon Sr. Park
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