Red Bud Isle

Red Bud Isle 2017-07-10T13:54:25+00:00
3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78703

A popular leash-free park for dogs and their owners, Red Bud Isle lies on Town Lake, just below the Lake Austin dam. Canoers and kayakers often take advantage of the shores and nearby parking.

Fishing Piers – 1 Off-Leash Dog Area – 1 Picnic Tables – 5 Trail Miles – 0.5


  1. Michael Bryant January 16, 2016 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    This park is beautiful and awesome but the parking is awful. The line of people waiting for spaces always backs up into the busy two lane road. The city could easily clear some space along the road to increase parking.

    • dougom June 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Yes, they could; but then that would cut into the money they make from parking tickets.

  2. Maria Sustaita April 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    We love this park and frequent it with our two dogs. On today’s trip we found a rubber lure complete with a rusty hook on the pathway and when we got home found a three pronged hook tangled in our dog’s hair. It’s unfortunate that a fisherman, in an area heavily utilized by dogs, would carelessly leave hooks lying around on shore.

  3. Dano May 30, 2016 at 12:02 am - Reply

    There are few parks for off-leash dog walking and swimming, and Red Bud is one of the better one. They should ban fishing from this park. Fishermen have plenty of other places to fish.

  4. austinparksfoundation April 22, 2017 at 1:47 am - Reply

    The park off Riverside and I-35 is called Norwood, and Auditorium Shores definitely has a designated off leash area. If you’re looking south of the river you might also try Zilker, Mary Moore Searight, or Onion Creek, but the full list is available from the City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Dept. here:

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