Cedar Park is located just outside of central Austin in the northwest side of town and just 17 minutes from downtown. The Cedar Park area is one of the most family friendly areas of Austin to raise a family. The area boasts over 860 acres of public parks and has a number of different parks depending what you’re in to. With a population just exceeding 54,000 the city is big but not to big, it’s just the right amount of small town feel, nestled just minutes from everything you love about Austin. The City of Cedar Park was named by several magazines as a top place raise a family and even was named by Family Circle Magazine as one of the “Ten Best Cities or Towns For Families”.
Cedar Park is not only kid friendly, it’s also puppy people friendly and has a few different dog parks in the area. Aside from the Cedar Bark Park there is also the area’s very first puppy friendly bar, The Dog House Drinkery. There’s even a Facebook group for Cedar Park that is dedicated to finding lost pets and works as a sort of amber alert for just Cedar Park to help owners find missing pets. The Group also helps with finding new owners for rescue animals.
Cedar Park has miles of park trails for the explorer in all of us. Aside from having over 7 miles of scenic beauty, the area also has hike and bike trails and a beautiful river that you take a dip in on those hot Austin days. The park is located along Harry Man Road is the central hot spot for families in the area.
Aside from just having amazing parks and trails, there are other awesome Cedar Park places where you can have some fun in the sun, starting with Memorial Park. This 8500 square foot water park is where the who’s who of Cedar Park families go. The pool is very accommodating to lap swimmers, having various times throughout the day where they close down the swimming lanes for anyone who wants to swim laps. If you’re moving to Cedar Park then you’ll definitely have to check this awesome place out!