|Austin Nature Preserve, Mayfield Park and Preserve|
3505 W. 35th St.
The 22 acre park and preserve is located directly on Barrow Brook Cove of Lake Austin. The park grounds include the preserve woods, a series of five lily ponds and a home which is representative of turn of the century suburban lake cottage retreats. Numerous peacocks and hens can be seen roaming free. The preserve is mature oak and juniper woodland, with an understory of mountain laurels, elbow bush, silktassel and turk's cap. Trails meander through the woods and cross the creeks over bridges and foot stones. The preserve is admired for its tranquillity and beauty.
Exit I-35 at E. 38 1/2 proceed west. Street name changes to 38th at Red River. Continue west. Street name changes to 35th immediately after Shoal Creek. Continue west 3 miles to the entrance on the south (left) side of the street. Asphalt parking lot for 50 cars.