Garrison Park is a neighborhood on the southwest side of Austin, Texas. The area is close to several highways, including the MoPac Expressway, South Lamar Boulevard, West Ben White Boulevard and Interstate 35. Neighborhood residents can travel throughout the city via bus, train or car. However, most locals own a vehicle and use it as their primary mode of transportation.
Garrison Park, after which the neighborhood is named, is a large wooded area that has a playground, picnic tables and shelters. Garrison Pool sits at the western edge of the park. Run by Austin Parks and Recreation, this outdoor pool has swim classes and is open to the public. Residents use the pool to beat the summer heat, as Austin's average summer temperature reaches about 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
You'll find a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and stores in Garrison Park. Locals enjoy eating out at the numerous Mexican and Chinese eateries nearby. You'll also have access to great grocery, discount clothing and thrift stores if you live in the neighborhood.
Garrison Park has numerous schools, including Primavera Montessori School, Odom Elementary School and Cunningham Elementary School. This family-friendly neighborhood has a quiet atmosphere and tree-lined streets.