Best of Austin List (focus on N Austin)

Recommendations by NAMC members:

Please see our recommendations for parks, splash pads, playscapes, kid’s activities, eateries for kids and for date nights, libraries and storytimes, preschools, local to-do websites, pediatricians, OBGYN, dentists, and kids haircuts.  Keep checking back as we continue to update our list!

Anderson Mill West Park - intersection of Dagama and El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Canyon Creek Trailhead Park - Boulder Lane, Austin TX 78726

Central Market - North Lamar 

Champion Park - 3820 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park 78613

Mueller Park 

Play for All Abilities - Round Rock 

Rattan Creek Park - Tamayo Drive, Jollyville 78729

Robinson Park - Humphrey Dr. (off Anderson Mill Rd) Jollyville 78729

Springwoods Park - 9117 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78729

Zilker Park 


Splash Pads
Brushy Creek Park

Champion Park - weekends only

Quarry Park

Robin Bledsoe Splash Pad


Bounce Houses & Indoor Playscapes
Inflatable Wonderland in Lakeline Mall 


Pump it Up 

Safari Champ 

Y.M.C.A. - Northwest Branch


Kid Friendly Restaurants
Boathouse Grill 

Carino's Italian Restaurant 

Central Market - North Lamar 



El Arroyo 

Firehouse Subs 

Kerbey Lane Cafe 

Lone Star Grille 

Mesa Rosa 

Phil's Icehouse 


Torchy's Tacos 


Date Night Restaurants

Andiamo Ristorante 

Chez Zee 

Eddie V's 

Estancia Churrascaria 

Fonda San Miguel 

Hudson's on the Bend 


Roaring Fork 





Ice Cream Places
Amy's Ice Cream 

Freddy's Frozen Custard 

Marble Slab 

Rita's - McNeil and Parmer 


Cupcakes / Desserts
Anne's Kitchen Cakes 

Baked by Amy’s


Gigi's Cupcakes 

Hey Cupcake 

Melting Pot 

Steeping Room - Domain 

Upper Crust Bakery 



Austin Public Library - Milwood branch 

Austin Public Library - Spicewood Springs branch 

Cedar Park Library 

Leander Library 

Round Rock Library 

Wells Branch Community Library 


Austin Public Library - Milwood branch 

Austin Public Library - Spicewood Springs branch 

Barnes & Noble - Homestead/Lakeline location 

Cedar Park Library 

Round Rock Library 

Wells Branch Community Library 


Kid Activities
Austin Nature and Science Center 

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary 

Ceramics Bayou 

Chapparal Ice 

Fire Pit Ceramics 

Foodie Kids Austin 

Main Event 

The Thinkery [formerly Children’s Museum] 

Toybrary Toy Store + Activities 




Bethany School 

Challenger School 

First Foundations 

Kidspa - Drop in

Hope Presbyterian  - Mom's Day Out 

Spicewood Country School 

St. Mark's - Mom's Day Out 


Websites for Local Events
Austin 360
Austin Family
Do512 Family
Free Fun in Austin
Little Austinite
Macaroni Kid Austin
Mr. Johnny's


Austin Diagnostic Clinic North [ADC] (512) 901-4016

Dr. Jill Nichols

Dr. Howard

Dr. Cepeda

Dr. Vandana Rawal

Austin Regional Clinic [ARC]  (512) 346-6611

Dr. Paige Suffredini

Dr. Deborah Bryant

Dr. Nancy Owens

Cedar Park Pedi & Family Medicine (512) 366-2777

Hill Country Pediatrics (512) 241-1370

Lone Star Pediatrics (512) 833-7334

North Austin Pediatrics (512) 259-0900 - Dr. Erica Sharp

Northwest Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine (512) 338-8500 - Dr. Benhammine 

Pediatric Center of Round Rock (512) 733-5437— Dr. Katalenas or Dr. Jacomides

Treehouse Pediatrics (512) 255-8868


Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology & Fertility (512) 451- 8211 Dr. Robert Cowan

Austin Regional Clinic (512) 338-8181 Dr. Steven Soloman

Nurture OBGYN (512) 994-2662 - Dr. Andrea Campaigne 

Oak Wood Women's Center (512) 244-3698 - Dr. Michel

OBGYN Group of Austin (512) 454-5721 - Dr. MJ Braunstein

OBGYN North (512) 425-3825 - Dr. Christina Sebestyen

Renissance Women's Group (512) 339-6626

Dr. Melanie Collins 

Dr. Montalvo

Dr. Laurette Smith

St. Davids Woman’s Center [ADC] (512) 901-4063 

Dr. Wendy Cutler

Dr. Angela Meyer

Dr. Stephanie McNeilis

Dr. Allison Devine

Pediatric Dentist
Austin's Children's Dentistry (512) 716-1500 

Dr. Melanson. 

Dr. Danny Watts 

Dr. Daniel Johnson

Groovy Molar Kids (512)349-9500 Dr. Brad Singleton 

Little Smiles (512) 218-1500— Dr. Jenny

Rising Stars (512) 266-7200

Texas Tooth Fairies (512) 401-8888 Dr. Singletary

KAOS Kids Salon (512) 331-1500

Sharkeys Cuts for Kids (512) 257-1957

New Image Salon (512) 257-8593— Jessica

Pig Tails & Crewcuts (512) 259-4353


Zig Zag Salon (512) 467-9774  - Katie Astoria