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Grassy sidewalk by the water
Tim Speyrer
Barkley Meadows Park
Bridge lined with trees and grass
Tim Speyrer
Playground area
Tim Speyrer
Crane flying over lake
Tim Speyrer
Sign of park layout
Tim Speyrer
Bridge lined with trees and grass by tim speyrer
Playground area by tim speyer
Crane flying over lake by tim speyrer
Sign of park layout by tim speyrer

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
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Park Hours

Every day
8:00 am to civil twilight
(Today's civil twilight is 08:48 pm)


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256 acres

Activities and Amenities

Access for kayaking
Barbecue grills
Catch and release fishing in Berdoll Pond
Extra-large shelter*
Fishing in Onion Creek
Paved multi-use trail
Picnic tables
Portable toilets
* 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.

Berdoll Pond

Only catch and release fishing is allowed in Berdoll Pond. No motorized boats.

Onion Creek

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.


Travis County Resident Reservation Fee (Non-Refundable)$10
Non-Travis County Resident Reservation Fee (Non-Refundable)$30
Large Shelter with No Electricity$65 per Day
Shelter Deposit (Refundable)$50

For more information, please contact the Parks’ Main Office at 512-854-PARK.

No License Agreement Required $100 per Event
Requiring a License Agreement $150 per Event

For more information, please contact the Parks’ Main Office at 512-854-PARK.

Weekday Rental$20 per Day
Weekend/Holiday Rental $40 per Day



Shelter reservations are required. Our extra-large shelters accommodate up to 100 visitors.

Make a Reservation Request


The following are prohibited:

  • Fireworks
  • 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.