The basketball court, shelter, athletic fields and pavilion are closed at East Metro Park. Playgrounds, disc golf and trails are 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
Prescribed burns at East Metropolitan Park Week of October 5, 2020
Travis County Parks plans to conduct prescribed burns at East Metropolitan Park the week of October 5, 2020. Specific weather conditions are necessary for the prescribed burns and an exact date cannot be determined but they are expected to occur between Tuesday and Thursday. The prescribed burns will occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will take approximately three to six hours to complete.
Prescribed Burns on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and East Metropolitan Park Week of September 28, 2020
Travis County Parks and Travis County Natural Resources plan to conduct multiple prescribed burns the week of September 28, 2020. The first prescribed burn is planned for Tuesday at the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve’s Nootsie Tract. If conditions remain favorable, two prescribed burns are planned at East Metropolitan Park between Wednesday and Friday.
East Metropolitan Park is your favorite neighborhood park to come fish, swim and play!
18706 Blake Manor Road
Manor, TX 78653
8:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 08:32 pm)
Sports Fields Hours
February 16 - November 30
8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sports Fields Rain-Out Number
Activities and Amenities
18-hole disc golf course
Covered basketball court (1)
Extra large shelter* (1)
Fishing pond (2)
Practice fields (2)
Multi-use fields* (2)
Sand Volleyball (2)
Soccer fields* (4)
Senior baseball fields* (3)
Youth baseball fields* (4)
Swimming pool and wading pool area
* Reservations required
Know Before You Go
Sports Fields Closed Season
Sports fields are closed for rehabilitation from December 1 - February 15.
The Texas Parks Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division Neighborhood Fishin' Program (NFP) expanded to the Austin metropolitan area in 2008 with the introduction of Bullfrog Pond in Travis County’s East Metro Park. Due to the tremendous success, in 2015 the program was added to Kingfisher Pond, a 2 acre pond located in East Metro Park.
The general goal of the NFP is to provide fishing opportunities in all Texas urban areas, with an emphasis on youth participation. TPWD has partnered with Travis County parks to provide a quality fishing experience at these ponds. The ponds have excellent bank access and a state-of-the-art fishing pier. The TPWD Inland Fisheries Division provides fisheries management expertise and fish for regular stockings. The fish-stocking plan consists of bi-weekly stockings of channel catfish or rainbow trout. Channel catfish (12 inches) are stocked from April through November (except for during the peak heat during the month of August) and rainbow trout (8-12 inches) December through March. Visitors over 17 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license.
A valid freshwater fishing license is required to fish Bullfrog and Kingsfisher Pond unless you are exempt. Fishing is by pole and line only and a maximum of two poles per angler. There is no minimum length limit and a 5 fish daily bag limit per angler for channel catfish and rainbow trout.
East Metropolitan Park also includes a swimming pool managed by the YMCA of Austin, who will manage pool operations, provide certified lifeguards, and pool programming, i.e., swimming lessons and physical fitness. The pool typically operates Memorial Day through Labor Day but is currently closed due to impacts of COVID-19. More information about the pool can be obtained at the YMCA website www.austinymca.org.
Shelter and Pavilion
Shelter and pavilion reservations are required. The extra large shelter can accommodate up to 100 people and the pavilion can accommodate up to 200.Make a Reservation Request
Sport field reservations are required. Read the reservation information.
The following are prohibited:
- Glass containers
- Ground fires
- Off-leash pets
- Public display of consumption of alcohol
- Tobacco products
For more information, view the Parks Rules and Safety page.
The 273-acre East Metropolitan Park is a multiple-use recreational area with recreational facilities financed with voter-approved park bonds.