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Want wildflowers? A visit to St. Edward's Park


If you’re looking for a place to see wildflowers, you don’t have to leave Austin.

Today, Luke and I visited St. Edwards Park in Northwest Austin with some friends, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen so many bluebonnets. It was amazing.

I haven’t been to that park, which is off Spicewood Springs Road, west of Loop 360, in years.  We may have taken Luke as a baby.  Today we went to explore and find the creek.  The bluebonnets were a nice extra.

The creek was flowing really well from all of the recent rain, and the boys had fun throwing rocks in the water and scooping up the dirt and mud — basically, being boys.  Another nice extra — we saw a group of horses walking through on our way out — always a surefire way to please kids.

St/ Edward’s is not the largest park in Austin, but it’s definitely worth the trip if you have the time.