The Austin Aztex are a franchise in the USL founded in 2011, to reestablish a team in Austin after the original Aztex team moved to Orlando. The team plays an exciting brand of soccer featuring elite local and national players. In the first year of competition in 2012, the team made the playoffs, representing the Mid-South Division.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Formerly the Austin Toros, the team has been renamed the Austin Spurs. Their season is made up of 50 regular-season games plus a postseason and runs from November to April. The league consists of 17 teams across the USA.
Have a ball at a Round Rock Express minor league baseball game. It's the feeder team for the Houston Astros, so you'll find plenty of sports action at Dell Diamond field.
Hook 'em Horns! The Texas Longhorns include varsity teams in eight men's sports and 10 women's sports. Collegiate sports never looked so exciting: The university was named as "America's Best Sports College" in 2002 by Sports Illustrated.
The Texas Longhorns are the sports teams that make up the University of Texas at Austin Athletic Department, and include varsity teams in eight men's sports and 10 women's sports.
The Texas Longhorns are named after the Longhorn cattle that were an integral part of the development of Texas. The sports program at UT propelled the university to be named as "America's Best Sports College" in 2002 by Sports Illustrated.
The Texas Longhorns, and most famously its football team, has earned awards and accolades from various media and institutions. In fact, the Texas Longhorns football team is probably one of the most storied teams in all of collegiate football history.
It is the second ranked NCAA Division I-A program in college football history for total wins, beating Notre Dame with win 831 on November 27, 2008. Only the University of Michigan has won more games and a greater percentage of games played than Texas.
In all, Longhorn sports teams have won 47 national championships.
The men's sports teams are:
The women's sports teams are:
Whip it with the Texas Roller Derby, an old-school roller derby league that has sparked a nationwide roller derby revival. Stars like Dawna Destruction and Maya Mayhem guarantee plenty of banked-track action. Roller derby is equal parts sport and entertainment, with a dash of sass.
Hike, bike or jog along the Ann & Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, a 10-mile greenbelt that winds completely around the city's landmark Lady Bird Lake. The recreation trail is one of the oldest urban Texas hike and bike paths.
Slaughter Creek Preserve Trail is a rustic, hilly, rocky, wooded and beautiful 5 mile bike and horse friendly trail. It was built and is water quality and nature preserve managed by the Austin Ridge Riders.
Take a dip in the 3-acre Barton Springs Pool, fed from underground springs where the water temperature averages 68 degrees. Austinites from all walks of life relax and enjoy water recreation here year round.
Tour the downtown banks of Lady Bird Lake with Lake Austin Riverboats. The nostalgic style of transportation - paired with air-conditioned cabins - make for a comfortable, relaxing trip every time.
Paddle your way around some of Austin's most popular attractions with the folks at Live Love Paddle, who coordinate Kayak Tours year round. Choose from Guadalupe River tours, Congress Bridge Bat tours and more water recreation fun.
Stand up paddling is a viable means of water transportation; for recreation, exercise, and functional transportation. So rent a board at SUP ATX and join in on the fastest growing water sport in the world.
Reach new heights at the Austin Rock Gym. Arrive in shorts and a t-shirt, and they will supply all the gear and safety training you'll need for a good time. They also offer memberships, rentals, instruction and a pro shop for your next gear purchase.
Fly through a canopy of old-growth cypress trees with Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. Trained adventure guides will show you the ropes as you glide on steel zip lines from platform to platform high in the treetops.
It’s safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens, and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary, and they provide all gear and instruction. Get the thrill and feeling of skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane. No parachutes are required, and you can learn to fly in a safe and controlled environment.
Saddle up for some fun at Bear Creek Stables, located just outside of downtown Austin. Choose from Horseback riding lessons, hay rides, guided rides, parties, horse camp, BBQs and more.
Swim, hike, picnic, bike, jog, water-ski - if it's an outdoor sports or recreation activity, you can do it at Emma Long Park. The park is one of the largest and most popular in Austin.
One of the largest parks in Austin, the Emma Long Metropolitan Park is a 1,150-acre park on the shores of Lake Austin. Oak and juniper trees shade the popular Turkey Creek Trail, which is an off-leash haven for dogs and their owners. Bikers and hikers also enjoy 2.75-mile trail that criss-crosses the creek in its first mile and a half.
Austin's fitting nick name, "A City Within a Park," means that Emma Long Park is a virtual metropolis, bustling with activity during the week and on weekends. A large sandy beach meets the shores of Lake Austin, and includes a designated swimming area, sand volleyball courts and boat ramps for pleasure and ski boats.
Restroom and shower facilities bring the best of civilization to the outdoor oasis. Overnight and RV camping is popular here, with 20 camping sites available with water and electricity hookups. For a back-to-basics experience, 46 tent camping sites with available water create the perfect overnight getaway under the stars.
Another unique feature of Emma Long Park is its motocross track, which hosts plenty of recreational riders along with big local races.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is named after Austin's first woman to serve on the council of a large city in Texas. When she was elected in 1948, Emma Long reactivated the then-empty Parks and Recreation Board. Emma Long also was an effective advocate for civil rights, proposing some of the first civil rights ordinances in the city of Austin and serving as an advisor to the United Nations.
Other park amenities include: 68 barbeque Pits, 151 picnic tables, 12 miles of trails, 4 volleyball courts, 3 reservable areas, a fishing pier and a basketball court.
A fun and fabulous professional tour guide will take you galavanting around the city filling your noggins with the Capital City's history, stories, and local secrets. We swoop all the way from Lady Bird Lake up to the magnificent Capitol.
Topgolf has evolved to become a best-in-class entertainment facility, complete with dynamic event spaces and a food and drink menu that would put any sports bar to shame. With golf pros strolling the tee line offering tips and climate-controlled hitting bays, Topgolf is flat-out fun at any age, skill level or time of year.