Travis County Parks
East Metropolitan Park18701 Blake Manor Rd.
Sport Fields Rain-out Number
Call (512)854-9489 for a recorded message listing which sports fields are open or closed. This message is updated daily (including weekends).
NEW! Virtual Tour
Going east on US 290
from I-35 take the FM 973 exit proceeding through Manor. After crossing the
railroad tracks turn left on to Blake-Manor Road. Stay on Blake-Manor Road
and the Park Entrance will be located on the right. The park entrance is about
3.5 miles on the right.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division Neighborhood Fishing Program (NFP) is expanding to the Austin metropolitan area with the introduction of Bullfrog Pond in Travis County’s newly opened East Metro Park.
A valid freshwater fishing license is required to fish Bullfrog Pond unless you are exempt. Fishing is by pole and line only. There is no minimum length limit and a 5 fish daily bag limit per angler for channel catfish. There is no minimum length limit and a 5 fish daily bag limit per angler for rainbow trout.
Hours of Operation
Day use is 8:00 AM to civil twilight (dark).
Sports Fields by reservation only:
7:00 am to 10:00 pm year-round.
Sports facilities are closed every Friday year-round for prepping, and December 1st through February 15th for rehabilitation.
No entrance fees will be collected at this park. However, fees are associated with the use of the swimming pool and sports fields. Fee schedule.
The 273-acre East Metropolitan Park is a multiple-use recreational area with recreational facilities financed with voter-approved park bonds to include: two multi-use ball fields, three youth baseball fields, one adult baseball field, two soccer fields, one covered basketball court, age-appropriate playscapes, concessions facilities, restrooms, hiking trails, and three ponds that will support catch-n-release fishing programs. The ball fields and soccer fields will be ready for play this fall after the turf has time to establish itself.
East Metropolitan Park also includes a swimming pool, a first for the Travis County Parks Division. Travis County will lease the park’s pool facility to the YMCA of Austin, who will manage pool operations, provide certified lifeguards, and pool programming, i.e., swimming lessons and physical fitness. The pool operates Memorial Day through Labor Day. More information about the pool can be obtained at the YMCA website: www.austinymca.org.
Acreage: 273 Annual Visitors: New park - data not available.
- 273 acres
- One senior baseball field
- Three youth baseball fields
- Four multi-use fields
- One practice field
- Age-appropriate playscapes
- Swimming pool and associated water play area
- One covered basketball/sport court
- Rock climbing wall
- Picnic Areas
- Fishing pier for pond
- Concrete trail
- Fruit orchard with interpretive signs
- Wetland plantings
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:18 AM