Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park

Park Description

Beautiful medium-sized park in the Hill Country of western Travis County. It has wide hard-packed dirt trails that explore a restored prairie, a grove of massive pecan trees, and the banks of the Colorado River. Unfortunately, it is not very wheelchair friendly, but some may find it workable.

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Accessible Amenities*

Park Amenities*

  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Area

Detailed Access Information

Park Entrance Fee

Park is free

Accessible Drinking Fountain

There is no accessible drinking fountain.

Accessible Picnic Area

Picnic area is partially shaded.

Accessible Restrooms

There is no accessible restroom.

Accessible Playground

There is no playground.

Accessible Trails

At least one trail is hard-packed dirt, Trail is at least 36 in. wide, Trail can accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side, Trail is step-free, Any objects on the path, including trash cans and signs, are within 27 in. of the ground, Hanging objects and tree branches are at least 80 in. above the ground, There are benches along the trail, There is a loop trail, There is an out-and-back trail, Trail is partially shaded.

Prairie loop trail is wide and hard packed dirt, but it is quite bumpy and a little steep in places. Best suited for more adventurous wheelchair users who either have off-road wheelchairs or chairs that can take a bit of a beating.

Is there something unique to this playground?



There is no pool.

Any other park amenities?

Bird blind large enough to accommodate a wheelchair, but you need to navigate a narrower hard packed dirt trail to reach it. The park is a beautiful place to picnic, hike, bird, and fish.

Other Park Services

Information kiosk

Accessible Parking

There is no designated accessible parking. There is only a gravel parking lot with regular-sized spaces.

What does this park do well in terms of accessibility?

This park would be a bit challenging for wheelchair users unless they are adventurous and/or have a resilient or off-road wheelchair. Regular benches as well as a bird blind make this a lovely park to visit for people who tire easily. Overall it’s a very beautiful spot.

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