I love to walk through the UT campus to Pease Park from the seminary, where it is within our "walkshed" (a 2-mile radius). But the park, located along the Shoal Creek hike and bike trail, is equally within the walkshed of the convention center. Shoal Creek is a cool, shady sanctuary in the summertime. BEST OF ALL: the artist Patrick Dougherty worked with local Austinites to create a series of whimsical stickwork constructions (like play houses), made of locally harvested saplings. The work is called Yippee Ki Yay, which should actually be enough to make anyone want to go play in it. Yippee Ki Yay can be accessed via 24th St., where it's easy to cross Lamar at the crosswalk. Turn left along the creek.