Mary Moore Searight Park


Another hidden gem in Southwest Austin, within three miles of our son, Eduardo’s home, is Mary Moore Searight Park. The 344-acre site is located at 907 W. Slaughter Lane, one of the main thoroughfares in the neighborhood. Once an undeveloped forest of tangled live oak and cedar trees following Slaughter Creek, the park is now nestled between several residential areas.

We spent about three hours exploring the narrow paths over limestone rocks and under overhanging branches of trees that must have been hundreds of years old. There are more developed asphalt trails but we choose the paths less traveled.

According to Eduardo’s Garmin GPS, we hiked about 2.8 miles, a great adventure for an afternoon. The temperature was 67 degrees and there was a slight breeze that kept us cool. If you go, be sure to bring water as none was available.

As today was a weekday, there was ample parking and only a few hundred people enjoying this City of Austin Park. There are softball and volley ball facilities, a few restrooms near the parking lots, and many scattered picnic coves and park benches along the paths.

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  Comments

Oh, so good to see your trips back on. Enjoyed

Norma   March 28, 2022 - 8:06am

You guys are so cute! Thanks for posting this adventure. It's good to "hear" from you!

Joanne Jensen   March 28, 2022 - 6:13am

Happy travels!!

Cheryl Anne Vieira   March 27, 2022 - 7:46pm
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Mary Moore Searight Park

Mary Moore Searight Park

Trekking Pathways

Trekking Pathways

Live Oak Trees

Live Oak Trees

Bend in Slaughter Creek

Bend in Slaughter Creek

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Day 3: Mary Moore Searight Park


Day 03 – Mary Moore Searight Park - Critters, March 23, 2022

Our hike to Mary Moore Searight Park was in the middle of the day. There were only a few people visiting the park during that time so it was very quiet. We were...

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