Austin is an active city, and it’s easy to find a pick-up league for nearly any sport in which you’re interested. Check out these spots to play sports in Texas’s capital.
Richard Moya Park
Richard Moya Park is an expansive 100-acre natural area near Southeast Austin. Along with two miles (3.2 kilometers) of trails and a 100-year-old historic bridge, there are two multi-use fields, a basketball court, and sand volleyball courts. The sports fields are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and are by reservation only.
Richard Moya Park, 10001 Burleson Road, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 854 7275
Austin Sports Center
Austin Sports Center in South Austin has two 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) gyms containing dual volleyball and basketball courts – also used for indoor soccer. If you’re more of a spectator, there is also a mezzanine level for watching, chairs and tables, and concession stands.
Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward Street, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 479 8776
Mountain View Park
Mountain View Park is one part of the large Bull Creek natural area. This section contains seven basketball courts, a tennis court, and two multi-purpose fields, but the larger Bull Creek area is great for hiking, exploring, and taking a dip in the creek.
Mountain View Park, 9000 Middlebie Drive, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 974 6700
Along with large grassy areas for unstructured activities and letting the kids run around, Garrison Park offers 28 baseball fields, three basketball courts, a softball field, and even a swimming pool. There are also multiple playgrounds and trails, making it a perfect place to entertain every member of the family.
Garrison Park, 6001 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 974 6797
Krieg and Havins Softball Complex
Flag football, softball, and sand volleyball games are going on nearly every night, weather permitting, at the Krieg and Havins Softball Complex. You can either join a team (or two), with multiple seasons running every fall and spring, or just hang around and fill in for someone who doesn’t show up. You can also reserve fields or learn more about joining or starting a team on the complex’s website.
Zilker Park is host to a variety of events, festivals, and citywide celebrations, but on other days it is a great place to play a casual game of soccer or sand volleyball. There are multiple sand volleyball courts but no other structured fields, meaning you have to claim your spot to get a game going. Luckily, there is usually plenty of room for every activity going on.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 974 6700