If you’re looking for a trail that’s great for young kids, this probably isn’t it. This is a popular biking loop so we’d only recommend carrying the kids or bringing them when they’re old enough to avoid bicyclists whizzing by or old enough to join in. With the mostly flat terrain and big (5-mile) loop, this is a nice trail away from traffic and noise and in nature.
Bottom Line, Should You Take The Kids To Slaughter Creek Trail?
This neighborhood park is accessible from the Southern Walnut Creek hike and bike trail, making it easy to get to from even distant parts of Austin.
The new pools are a big draw for this small park. While the playground itself is not fenced in, the pools of course are. Construction on the new restrooms was not complete when we visited but they look nice from the outside and are said to have nice places to change.
What Can Babies Do At Govalle Neighborhood Park?
For babies there are baby swings and there is plenty of nice, shady and grassy spots to spread a blanket and crawl around.
Many babies will no doubt enjoy the shallow pool as well, especially as it begins at no depth and gently slopes until it reaches a max depth of only 2 feet 6 inches. The shade at the pools will also be quite welcome by many parents.
What Can Toddlers Do At Govalle Neighborhood Park?
The playground is great for toddlers and has several slides, plenty of things to climb, a bridge and a mostly gravel surface.
There is a shallow pool for the young kiddos that begins with a gentle slope into the water until it reaches a max depth of 2 feet 6 inches. The other pool, which is next to the kid’s pool, looks like it begins at 5 feet and reaches 7 feet at the deep end.
What Can Older Kids Do At Govalle Neighborhood Park?
The playscapes themselves are pretty much catered to toddlers but older kids will likely still enjoy climbing on them.
Where the park really shines is with the pool, basketball court and the fields along with the bike trails away from cars.
Bottom Line, Should You Take The Kids To Govalle Neighborhood Park?
If you’re looking for a small playground, fields to play on, live in the area, or want to go to a nice pool, this is a hard to beat neighborhood park. The pools were not finished at the time of our initial visit but we’ll be sure to go back as the park is on the bike path we frequently ride. Even without being complete, the pools both look like they’ll be fantastic – and there will even be some shade in the pools during the hottest times of day.