Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park

7000 Ardath St.
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 974-6700


Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park is set along Shoal Creek, in the Allandale neighborhood. It is a favorite spot for office picnics, sports and family gatherings.

Place Information

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 5:00am - 10:00pm
    Monday 5:00am - 10:00pm
    Tuesday 5:00am - 10:00pm
    Wednesday 5:00am - 10:00pm
    Thursday 5:00am - 10:00pm
    Friday 5:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday 5:00am - 10:00pm

Word on the Street

If you are looking for a place for a playdate, to picnic or in summer months, to swim, you might consider Northwest Park. Also known by its official name, Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, Northwest is visible from Shoal Creek, but you need to drive through the neighborhood to get there. There is tons of parking and the park and pool sit atop a small hill. There are also tennis courts and a pond. The pond is at times an idyllic spot to have a snack, but at certain times of the year, there is considerable muck that gathers atop the water's surface. Having the park atop a hill is nice for any toddlers who tend to run into parking lots or the street, as there is quite a distance between the park and where you park. At certain times of the year, water collects in the small creek at the eastern edge of the park, and regardless some kids are drawn to the depression (fun to run up and down) and the vegetation growing at the border of the park. If there is water in the creek during the warmer months, there can be mosquitoes, so it might be helpful to have some repellent handy. There are two playscapes, one suited to older children and one designed for the toddler set, each with its own set of swings. The toddler playscape is very shaded, while the other playscape does get pretty hot in the summer (although there is always the pool to cool down!) There are many picnic tables, most in the shade, which makes Northwest a great place for a party or other social gathering (you can reserve tables through the Parks Department). There are also restrooms and water fountains close by.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District ...: From the Parents


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