The shelter and picnic tables are closed at Barkley Meadows Park. The playground and trails remain open.
General info for visiting parks
When visiting the parks, it is recommended that visitors use face coverings, practice social distancing and bring their own hand sanitizer. Limited restroom facilities will be available. The total number of park visitors may be limited. For more detailed information and a list of open/closed parks: COVID-19 Preparedness
Barkley Meadows is a quiet day-use park nestled along Onion Creek where visitors enjoy catch-and-release fishing, hike and bike trails, a playground, and pecan shaded picnic areas.
4529 S SH 130
Del Valle, TX 78617
8:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 08:32 pm)
Activities and Amenities
Catch and release fishing in Berdoll Pond
Fishing in Onion Creek
Nature and hiking trails
* Reservations required
Know Before You Go
While the park provides access to the listed activities, Travis County Parks does not provide any equipment.
There is no electricity or drinking water.
Only catch and release fishing is allowed in Berdoll Pond. No motorized boats.
The park provides access to Onion Creek to fish or kayak. A hike-and-bike trail follows along the creek and provides opportunities for walking or biking while enjoying nature.
Parks are home to wildlife, please respect them by giving them distance. Be aware that snakes are an important part of the ecosystem and reside here, please do not harm the snakes.
The park offers a shelter for family reunions, birthday parties, company picnics, school groups, and more. Shelter features include:
- Arrangeable wooden picnic tables
- Barbecue grills
- Shingled roof on steel beams with open sides
- Smooth rectangular concrete floors
- Trash and recycling
Note: We do not have any smokers at Barkley Meadows only barbecue grills.
Shelter reservations are required. Our extra-large shelters accommodate up to 100 visitors.Make a Reservation Request
The following are prohibited:
- Glass containers
- Ground fires
- Off-leash pets
- Public display of consumption of alcohol
- Swimming or motorized boats in Berdoll Pond
- Tobacco products
For more information, view the Parks Rules and Safety page.
Barkley Meadows Park is located in eastern Travis County, an approximately 20-minute drive from downtown Austin.
Barkley Meadows Park offers visitors the gentle topography typical of the Blackland Prairie. Large pecan and oak trees provide ample shade to the grassy picnic areas scattered throughout the park. The peaceful, wooded surroundings, bordered by Onion Creek, provide an ideal locale for nature study, family gatherings, fishing, and bird watching.