Dripping Springs is located in Central Texas approximately twenty-three miles west of Austin. Dripping Springs, is well known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.”
Located just 20 minutes west of Austin, Dripping Springs is home to spectacular natural wonders, historic treasures, unique shopping, eclectic live music venues, exciting rodeos, a plethora of wineries, craft breweries and local distilleries and legendary hospitality. Also, recognized as the official, “Wedding Capital of Texas®,” Dripping Springs is a premiere destination location, as well as being a great base for exploring the rest of the Texas Hill Country. Dripping Springs, Texas offers the perfect blend of hill country beauty, heritage, and good old-fashioned hospitality.
The Hill Country beckons to you – and the gateway to that beautiful scenery begins in the small, slow-paced and welcoming city of Dripping Springs. Stop, take a deep breath and stay around to enjoy the nice people, wonderful shops and good eats. The “dripping springs” which served as the catalyst for the name of the city, is located in the heart of Dripping Springs. Visitors from all over the globe come to enjoy the history of our city, shop in well-known establishments and enjoy world famous barbecue. Spend the day in Dripping Springs touring the olive orchard and area vineyards, sampling locally produced salsas and jellies or traveling just down the road to hike, swim or enjoy the scenery at Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls State Park and West Cave Preserve.
The City currently has 271.29 acres of parkland that serve approximately 23,350 residents in Dripping Springs .The Parks and Community Services Department facilitates quality of life programming and other community services. The park system inventory includes Dripping Springs' 110 acre Premier Ranch Park and Event Center venue and the popular Dripping Springs
Farmers Market located at Veterans Memorial Park. Founders Memorial Park and Sports and Recreation Park feature park amenities such as athletic fields, walking and jogging trails, volleyball and basketball, play structures and the Founders Memorial Park Pool. Charro Ranch Park is a popular location to enjoy nature in an iconic Texas Hill Country setting while reflecting on its trails.
The Dripping Springs area is rich in wonderful attractions. Set at the threshold of the Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs has an altitude of 550 feet (MSL), and is only minutes from Austin and Johnson City. The landscape is characterized by steppe prairies with sweeping views of rolling hills, and towering Live Oak woodlands.