The BBQ pits, picnic tables, and basketball court are closed at Fritz Hughes Park. Swimming and fishing is allowed along the shoreline with social distancing. The playground is 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. The total number of park visitors may be limited. For more detailed information and a list of open/closed parks: COVID-19 Preparedness
Tucked off of Low Water Crossing Road, Fritz Hughes Park is a serene place to play, picnic, and enjoy views of Lake Austin.
3100 Fritz Hughes Park Road
Austin, TX 78732
Sunrise to civil twilight
(Today's sunrise is 07:01 am and civil twilight is 08:32 pm)
No park use fee
Activities and Amenities
Basketball court (1)
Know Before You Go
While the park provides access to the listed activities, Travis County Parks does not provide any equipment.
There are no restrooms, electricity, or drinking water.
Zebra Mussels have been found along the shoreline of our lake parks. Swimmers and others seeking water-based recreation should exercise caution when in or near the water.
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.
Fritz Hughes Park is a small neighborhood park located below Mansfield Dam on Lake Austin. The 400-foot stretch of shoreline slopes upward to a wooded and grassy plateau used primarily for picnicking, fishing and basketball. Because of the narrow width of Lake Austin in this area, Fritz Hughes Park preserves much of the feel of the original steep-sloped Colorado River bottoms.