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Blue Valley Amenity Area. Located at 4504 Travis Country Circle, this meandering multi-purpose park situated within the lower Sycamore Creek area is one of the most beautiful settings in central Texas. Giant bald cypress trees line the Blue Valley Pond, a natural habitat that supports diverse indigenous and migratory wildlife. The fenced, lighted swimming center and Pavilion complex is home to lap, diving, and baby pools that are monitored by lifeguards during the swim season. Blue Valley is also home to six fenced, locked, and lighted tennis courts; a lighted basketball court with multiple nets; and a fenced playground for children (ages 1-12). Travis Country residents enjoy leisurely strolls, picnics, grilling, and playing games in the gracious open spaces of Blue Valley Park.

The Blue Valley Pond. This winding freshwater pond is the center-piece of the Blue Valley Amenity Area. It is home to a variety of plants and wildlife, including ducks, turtles, fish, and even the occasional great blue heron.  Fishing in the pond is allowed, and dogs often swim there as well; however, it is not a good idea for people to drink or swim in the water.

Dog waste stations with bags and a trash container are located on each side of the pond. Please use these to clean up after your pet. AND, please do not let your dog chase the ducks as it is be easy to injure or kill them. Animals have been lost in the past due to people letting their dogs behave badly.

The Blue Valley Pond is professionally managed to maintain its natural beauty. Four aerators insure the water moves and oxygen is mixed regularly to maintain a healthy balance.

Hilltop Amenity Area. The Hilltop Amenity, located at 4100 Travis Country Circle, is home to six fenced, locked, and lighted tennis courts; a lighted basketball court; a fenced playground for children (ages 1-12). Residents also enjoy the beautiful swimming and baby pools, both of which are fenced, lighted, and monitored during the swim season by lifeguards. There are small grassy areas with picnic tables and grills in the area as well.

Sycamore Creek Nature Trail provides a scenic, primitive foot path between Blue Valley and Hilltop. There is an entrance to the 1.5 mile trail at each Amenity area. There is also an entrance to the Nature Trail on Republic of Texas Boulevard. Entrances are marked by several large boulders.

Gaines Creek Park

Gaines Creek Park is located along Republic of Texas Boulevard across from Dawn Song. This 38-acre parkland area sat neglected for many years after Travis Country was annexed by the City of Austin in the early 1980s, and was even used by the City as a dumping ground.

Today this little piece of nature provides a respite where Travis Country residents stroll the well-maintained trails and enjoy nature within the pulse of our growing city. The area boasts a hiking trail, picnic area, benches, plantings, a map, and a water fountain installed by the City. Children may play under majestic oaks, and furry friends are welcome on a leash. A dog waste station sits at the entrance for owners’ convenience. (Map is located here)

When the winter bird migration is underway, hikers enjoy warblers, robins, orioles, woodpeckers, and finches. Deer, fox, possums, squirrels, and other wildlife call the park home year round.