Mayfield Park is an absolute gem – this Central Austin park includes a 27 acre nature preserve, 2 acres of beautiful gardens, an historic cottage, water-lily ponds, and peacocks greet you at the entrance!
Mayfield Park and the surrounding nature preserve was gifted to the City of Austin by Mary Mayfield Gutsch in 1971. Her parents originally purchased the property in 1909 and used the cottage as a weekend and summertime retreat.
Mayfield Park is open to the public daily from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. Occasionally the grounds may be rented out for private events such as weddings so check out the hiking trails instead.
The gardens of Mayfield Park are tended by volunteers and the peafowl have free rein around the park. It is not unusual to see peacocks and peahens in the gardens or resting in the tree branches around the cottage.
Mayfield Park is a common destination for families during the daytime and in the evenings it is a popular and romantic date-night location.
Where do you like to visit to escape to nature?
Address: 3801 W 35th St, Austin, TX
Phone Number: +1-(512)-974-6700
Hours: daily 5AM – 10PM
Admission Cost (as of July 2015): FREE
How to Get There: Bus #21 from downtown Austin