It’s not like you really need any extra reasons to go to a park, especially if you have kids who bounce off the walls when they’re cooped up inside. But until the end of July, the city of Austin’s TEMPO – Art in Public Places program is a great excuse to check out some spots you may not have been to before. Each of these parks features an outdoor sculpture you can check out for free.
Dazzle House by Lindsay Palmer; photo by Philip Rogers

Dazzle House by Lindsay Palmer. Photo by Philip Rogers.

Dazzle House by Lindsay Palmer, on display until May 24 (that’s this weekend!) at the Boggy Creek Greenbelt. 1114 Nile St. 78702. Neighbors say it’s a great spot to play tag.
Treev=olution by XXX. Photo by Philip Rogers

Treevolution by Amy Scofield. Photo by Philip Rogers.

Treevolution by Amy Scofield, on display until May 26 at South Austin Park. 1100 Cumberland Rd. 78704. Three 21-foot tall trees made of recycled cty water pipes, PVC and orange plastic safety fencing.
Glowave by XXX. Photo by Phillip Rogers

Glo-Wave by Melissa Borrell. Photo by Philip Rogers.

Glo-Wave by Melissa Borrell, on display until June 2 at Little Stacy Park. 1400 Alameda Dr, 78704. We have it on good authority that kids like to climb on it. Be sure to see it at night when it lights up!
Frozen Flow by

Frozen Flow by Juan Deleon.

Frozen Flow by Juan Deleon, on display until June 22 at Big Stacy Park. 700 E. Live Oak St. 78704. Right down the way from Little Stacy Park, climbing these plywood waves is like walking on water.
Tree Hugger by XXX. Photograph by Philip Rogers

Tree Hugger by Brent Baggett. Photograph by Philip Rogers.

Tree Hugger by Brent Baggett, on display until June 27 at Schroeter Park. 11701 Big Trail, 78759. We love this park for all the trees and this sculpture fits right in. You can climb inside and peek through to the other side.
Bnary Branch by XXX

Binary Branch by Jamie Panzer.

Binary Branch by Jamie Panzer, on display until July 31 at the Boggy Creek Greenbelt. 1114 Nile St. 78702. This looks like it’s begging for a kid to try to climb in.


You can learn more about these sculptures and watch videos of their installations here at the City of Austin youtube channel.