Location: 2401 Redbud Trail. 78703

For more information about this park, call the City of Austin Parks Department at (512) 974-6700.

This park is not reservable.

Size: 13.00 Acres

Fishing Piers 1    Off-Leash Dog Area 1       Picnic Tables 5       Trail Miles 0.5

Description: A popular leash-free park for dogs and their owners, Red Bud Isle lies on Town Lake, just below the Lake Austin dam. Canoers and kayakers often take advantage of the shores and nearby parking.

A short loop trail is great for walking with your dog and the point is a great place to watch your dog swim.

Help Keep Red Bud Isle Clean – Scoop the Poop. More info on the City’s Scoop the Poop web site. Remember, if in doubt, pick it up! We all thank you.

Since Friends of Red Bud’s formation in 2007, a great deal has been accomplished. Benches have been added, and three major erosion-control projects completed. Eagle Scouts added a split rail fence installed an information kiosk. The group raised about $20,000 for park improvements, including a $16,000 grant from Austin Parks Foundation. Enormous progress has been made in educating park users about poop pick-up and environmental issues. If what you see when you go to Red Bud is a well tended, mulched, attractive place, Friends of Red Bud Isle deserves your thanks!

Ongoing and upcoming projects:

Ongoing and upcoming projects:

  • Poop Patrol and Trash pickup – this is ongoing daily by many volunteers
  • Boat ramp repair – investigation under way with various city departments and APF.
  • Parking issues – under review by PARD
  • Tree planting and seeding – As part of the long-term invasive removal plan, this will be done in conjunction with natural re-growth.
  • Invasive removals and on-going maintenance
  • Installation of cedar fencing to block areas near the street entrance – under review.
  • Nature trail in an area south side of the parking lot where the park was most impacted by invasive plants – on hold.
  • Poison Ivy solution – Red Bud is particularly sensitive to poison ivy because it can readily be transferred from a dog’s coat to their owner’s skin.
  • Erosion repairs – primarily holes dug by dogs in various areas
  • Mulching
  • Replacement of old rusty garbage cans with new receptacles, and critter-proof ones in needed areas.

Please visit http://www.redbudisle.org/ for a complete list of completed projects initiated by the Friends of Red Bud Isle.

Upcoming Events

No events currently listed for this park.

Partners and Links

Friends of Red Bud Isle Bern Abplanalp http://redbudisle.org/

Redbud Trail Bridge Project Open House

June 16th, 2019|

You're invited! Redbud Trail Bridge Project Open House Please join us for an informal open house on the Redbud Trail Bridge Replacement Project. Thursday, June 27, 2019 6 p.m.  -  7:30 p.m. West Austin Youth Association

Red Bud Isle Ready Set Plant

December 7th, 2011|

Friends of Red Bud Isle, Due to recent rains & great planting conditions, the Austin Parks & Recreation Department has changed the date for the "Ready, Set, Plant" event at Red Bud Isle. The event has

Family Clean Water Festival

April 6th, 2009|

Sarah Richards Program Coordinator Colorado River Foundation Family Clean Water Festival: The Colorado River Foundation is holding its Family Clean Water Festival on Wednesday, March 18th, 10 am- 2 pm at Redbud Center, 3601 Lake

Friends of Red Bud Isle Volunteer Group has launched a new website www.friendsofredbudisle.org

We hope the new site will encourage increased volunteerism at the park through greater communication with the people and their pets who love this park so much.

Please update the link on the WANG website to indicate the new destination.

Our next event is March 3rd for “It’s My Park Day”. We will be re-mulching the main play area as well as drought at risk trees in Austin’s Best Dog Park!

Click RBI Workday Oct 2011 Recap PDF for information and pictures about the recent workday at Red Bud Isle.  For additional pictures, click here.