Tarrytown is ripe with amenities due to its central location, history, and Austin’s overall emphasis on nature, arts, and education. A great benefit of Tarrytown is that its amenities are in a compact area that still retains a strong neighborhood feel.
Lake Austin: Homes along the western portion of Tarrytown may border Lake Austin, which is a segment of the Colorado River and a constant water level lake. Water sports like fishing and boating are big draws for this lake, which offers a unique chance to enjoy a freshwater nature experience in Austin’s urban core.
Walsh Landing: Walsh Landing is a public boat ramp on Lake Austin overlooking the Tom Miller Dam. The center also is home to perennially popular restaurant Hula Hut and the well-liked Mozart’s Coffee, which offers a festive holiday lights show each year.
Reed Park offers central Austin residents a swimming pool, a playground, walking trails, picnic tables, and a barbecue pit. Tarrytown Park, often called “Triangle Park” for its shape, offers a baseball field, playscape, and a creek for exploring. West Enfield Park has play fields, a playscape, and a pool and is a fun stop for kids to watch the passing MoPac train, which makes an appearance every hour.
Deep Eddy Pool is a spring-fed swimming pool open year-round for lap swimming and recreation, with a history that dates back as far as Tarrytown.
Mayfield Preserve is a 22-acre park from the turn-of-the-century that features beautiful gardens and koi ponds, roaming peacocks, and other wildlife such as deer. Mayfield Preserve is an excellent place for a peaceful moment. Read more about Mayfield Preserve.
Lions Municipal Golf Course, also known as “Old Muni,” dates back to 1928 and is known as Austin’s most popular golf course.
Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria: The grounds of Laguna Gloria along Lake Austin were home to Native Americans and later were owned by Stephen F. Austin (one of Texas’ founding fathers and namesake of Austin.) In 1943, Clara Driscoll donated Laguna Gloria to be used as an art museum, and today it offers exhibitions, classes, and events. Read more about AMOA at Laguna Gloria.
Opened the day before the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, independent Tarrytown Pharmacy has weathered the decades well, with ample support from the community. Read about Tarrytown Pharmacy.
Other local favorites include Texenza Coffee, 24-hour Magnolia Café, and JuiceLand. Over the Rainbow is Austin’s oldest independent toy store, in business for over 35 years with toys, games, books, and educational playthings.
Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, along the shores of Lake Austin, is just east of Tarrytown and offers miles of water view and city view trails that are always filled with Austin’s active human and pet populations. The lake also has a kayaking station, as well as opportunities for other sporting activities, like stand up paddle boarding and paddle boats.