In Pflugerville, along I-35, just north of Grand Avenue Parkway, sits Austin’s Park (formerly Austin’s Park and Pizza). Although they still serve pizza, they changed the name awhile back. I have taken our family there on a number of occasions to enjoy miniature golf, bumper boats, video games, and the batting cages. They have two full mini golf courses, and they are suitably challenging and fun.
There is also a go-cart track which I think I am too tall to try, along with laser tag, a rock climbing wall, and a tea cup ride, a la DisneyWorld.
Although my kids had a tough time with the miniature golf course the last time we tried it (lack of patience and fine motor skills, primarily), I think I may take them again soon, since it has been awhile. The bumper boats are crazy-fun, and an endless source of enjoyment whether you have kids or not.
It is a pretty large entertainment facility, although it doesn’t begin to rival the big regional amusement parks. I have found that it is best suited for our needs to pay the small entry fee of $5.95 per person to enjoy unlimited video games and the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. The food is probably what you would expect (i.e. not steller, but okay).
UNLIMITED VIDEO GAMES? This would have been like a dream come true when I was a kid. I still remember lugging ten pounds of quarters in my pockets until my pants were about to fall down when I was 11 or 12.
Other packages includes the all day price for every attraction in the park, which is $21.95 for adults, and $15.95 for kids. Kids under 40″ tall are FREE.
So, if you are a new resident to Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, or north Austin, and you’re looking for a fun non-movie activity for the whole family, look no further. Give Austin’s Park a shot!
Copyright 2008 Jason Crouch Austin Real Estate