ATTRACTIONS AND RECREATION

Things to Do in Leander

1. Visit a park.park

  • Benbook Ranch Park – Soccer and softball fields, group pavilion, hike and bike trails, a BMX track, skate park, playscape, a disc golf course and restrooms. Benbrook Ranch Park is located within the Benbrook Ranch subdivision.
  • Devine Lake Park – Facilities include a 25-acre lake, pavilion and wooded picnic area, playscape, off-leash pet area, hike and bike trails, fishing and restrooms with 110 parking spaces. Activities allowed: fishing, non-motorized boating and wildlife observation. Trolling motors are not permitted. Access to Devine Lake is within the North Creek subdivision.
  • Mason Creek Park – A charming neighborhood park nestled in the Mason Creek North subdivision. Amenities include a large playscape, a small trail and a water fountain. There are also picnic tables for small parties and dining in the park.
  • Robin Bledsoe Park – Facilities include lighted baseball and soccer fields, playscape, swimming pool, water playscape, pavilion with picnic tables, BBQ grills, concessions, restrooms, basketball court and an amphitheater.

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2. Spend a day on the golf course.

  • Crystal Falls Golf Club – This 18-hole, 6,654 yard, par 72 course is the “gem of the Hill Country,” challenging golfers of all skill levels. Facilities include a driving range, pro shop, snack bar and covered patio.

 



3. Attend a game.

  • Texas Stars Hockey Club – Fans are coming from all over Central Texas to see the top minor league affiliate of the Dallas Stparadears. With an average attendance of well over 5,000, the Texas Stars are making Leander a destination for sports fans in the region.
  • Austin Spurs Basketball – An affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, this team plays its home games at the Cedar Park Center.

 

4. Experience a piece of history.

  • Austin Steam Train – Take a historic journey aboard the Austin & Texas Central Railroad!
  • Bagdad Cemetery – Several Civil War veterans can be found in this cemetery established in 1857. It is also in the Hollywood motion picture, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
  • Mason Ranch and Stage Coach House – These historical landmarks on Bagdad Road were on the stage line from Austin to Lampasas.
  • "The Leanderthal Lady" – Back in 1983, a woman’s skeletal remains were found on a construction site. After close examination it was determined she was 10,000 to 13,000 years old. This site was one of the earliest intact burials ever found in the United States. This prehistoric woman was dubbed “The Leanderthal Lady”. You can observe and read the burial markers, which are on the South side of RM1431, approximately one mile west of Parmer Lane.


5. Have fun at an event.

  •  Movies in the Park – Outdoor movies shown on Friday nights in the fall and spring in Robin Bledsoe Park. Perfect night out  for the family!

  •  Liberty Fest – Celebrate 4th of July at this free event with live music, vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks.

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  • Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting – Celebrate the season on the first Saturday in December with pictures with Santa, holiday hayrides, yule fire, choral performances, and a variety of vendors.

  • Leander Car Show – This free event is held on the first Sunday of every month and features unique cars, live music, bounce houses for the kids, and a family and pet-friendly environment.
  • Old Town Street Festival – This premier event features wine, food, art, and music, and is held on May 21.

 

 



6. Get competitive.

  • Mel's Lone Star Lanes – With 40 bowling lanes, arcade games, party rooms and a sports bar and grill, Mel’s is a quick drive to Georgetown and perfect for a night out with friends or some family fun.


7. Take a ride into Austin and back.

  • Capital Metro Train – Leander is the northernmost station on the MetroRail route, and from here you can be conveniently dropped off on 4th Street, in the middle of downtown Austin.

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8. Zipline across Lake Travis.

 

9. Grab a bite to eat.