Two Great Places to Get Outside near Your North Austin Apartment December 27, 2018 / Austin / Leave a Comment When you’re looking for apartments in North Austin, you’re looking for a place you can truly call home. But, you also want places where you can get outside and connect with nature. You want features and activities nearby that stir your interests.Scofield Park is conveniently located near a couple of fabulous parks where you can get out and explore the great outdoors – Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and St. Edwards Park. These are two of the best parks North Austin has to offer.Life in the River City is often a bustling environment with little opportunity to slow down. Fortunately, the parks afford families the opportunity to connect back with nature, and the beauty of it is that you don’t have to go far from home to do so.Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park – Adventure Off The Beaten PathLocated just over a couple of miles away from Scofield Park apartments, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park sports nearly 300 miles of solid adventure. The park sits just off the beaten path north of Austin’s busy downtown area.Walnut Creek is family-friendly, pet-friendly, and has something for everyone. With its lush, heavily-shaded and sometimes rocky trails, hikers agree this is one of the best trails in the North Austin landscape. In fact, there are 15 miles of meandering trails and paths for you to discover. And, you don’t have to do it all in one day. There are so many trails to wander through, you can return to the park many times again and never get bored. You’ll always find something new to explore.Once you really learn the terrain, you’ll find just the one that suits you. Beginners tend to favor the more level paths, while steeper inclines and elevations are great for challenging more experienced hikers and adventure seekers.You can also load up the mountain bikes and enjoy some off-road excitement. You’ll find bike paths for novice and experienced riders alike.And, not worry, there are also playground areas for kids of all ages as well as a swimming pool to cool off in. If you’re lucky enough to visit after a rainy day, you can cool off in one of the park’s creeks.Other recreational areas are spread throughout the park, including a volleyball court, two basketball courts, and five softball fields.Walnut Creek is also a great place for a picnic or a barbecue. Don’t leave your four-legged friends behind – They’ll have a chance to roam around in the park’s off-leash areas. Even your dogs can explore and have some adventure.That is unless you happen to be at the park as the sun is setting. Watching the light bounce off the water and rocks is an ethereal and wonderful experience that’s not to be missed or forgotten.You’ll discover all of this and more set against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery when you visit Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.St. Edwards Park – Austin’s Best Kept SecretA little farther down the road from our Apartments in North Austin, you’ll find St. Edwards Park. This hidden gem in Northwest Austin might just be The Capital City’s best kept secret. Located nearly 9 miles from our gated community, the beauty of this 80-acre park can’t be overstated.The park runs along the northern bank of Bull Creek and is a nature lover’s dream. Closer to the creek, towering trees cover the land, but farther way, visitors will discover large masses of cacti and small pockets of prairies and meadows. Wildflowers make their homes in the barren grasslands located within the park and depending on the time of year you visit, Blue Bonnets, Brown-Eyed Susans and Indian Blankets sometimes cover the fields.Diminutive waterfalls are scattered amidst the trails near the creek and their cascading beauty doesn’t disappoint.The trails located within St. Edwards Park are easier to maneuver than those within Walnut Creek’s park. You can hike up the streams, wet your feet in small swimming holes, or simply enjoy the beauty of the park.Geocaching is a popular pastime of many of the park’s visitors. Basically, you can enjoy a modern-day treasure hunt using GPS receivers to hunt down trinkets and treasures left by other park visitors. The only thing is you must return the favor and bring something else to leave behind for the next treasure hunter.All in all, Austin’s St. Edwards Park is a great wide open place to spend your day away from your apartment in North Austin.North Austin Apartment Living & Scofield ParkIf you want premier apartment living that’s accessible to great outdoor adventures, Scofield Park apartments in North Austin might be just the place for you.The gated community is definitely a cut above the rest. When you visit our North Austin apartments, you’ll quickly realize our luxurious amenities.Here’s what you’ll find:Luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plansDesigner island kitchensImpressive views from within and outside of our apartmentsA secure, gated communityOn-site Bark Park with an agility course for your 4-legged family memberA picturesque neighborhood environmentOutdoor recreation areas and a resort-style poolOur state-of-the-art fitness complexesAn entertainment lounge and Internet cafeConvenience to parks, museums, shopping centers, eateries, employment opportunities and more, all waiting just outside the communityScofield Park is located just past the major bustle of downtown Austin. Sometimes you just want modern convenience and upscale living combined with a low-key quiet atmosphere that’s great to come home to. That’s what these North Austin apartments offer you.Located just off the Mopac Expressway, you’ll find neighborhood living nestled in peaceful, nature-friendly surroundings. And, when you desire a nature-filled day that’ll give you the adventure you crave, two of Austin’s major park getaways are a short drive away. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and St. Edwards Park are two of our apartment residents’ favorite spots to retreat to.Contact us today to schedule a personal tour of our apartment homes and to learn how you can become a resident of one of North Austin’s most desired places to live.