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Cameron Park Points of Interest

Playgrounds and Splash Pads

Cameron Park features three giant playgrounds with swings, slides, bridges and climbing obstacles.

The playgrounds are located at: Pecan Bottoms (also features a splash pad), Anniversary Park and the Northern Gateway (also features water misters).


Northern Gateway

Northern Gateway is perfect for events and parties, plus you're at the tip-top of the Cameron Park trails. Neighboring Lovers Leap, this area is the longtime home of picnics and ball games.

Northern Gateway features a large pavilion, a playground, water misters, a backstop and trail access.

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Lovers Leap

For more than 100 years, park visitors have stood atop the Cameron Park cliffs and pondered the Legend of Lovers Leap.

This is one of the park's favorite attractions with two pavilions, an overlook plaza, restrooms, a walking trail and countryside views.

Lovers Leap

Emmons Cliff

Emmons Cliff is highlighted by rolling parkland filled with cedars and oaks.

The area also features a wooded river overlook that's a short hike from the main road.  Emmons Cliff has three small pavilions and picnic tables.

Emmons cliff

Mouth of the Bosque

With a soft breeze and rivers gliding by, Mouth of the Bosque is a natural sanctuary for relaxation.

Located in the middle of the trail system, this escape features restrooms and a small pavilion with a waterfront view of the Brazos and Bosque Rivers.

Circle Point

Perched 100 feet above the Brazos River, Circle Point provides panoramic river views and a glimpse of downtown Waco.  The area includes a small pavilion, picnic tables and an observation hill.

Circle Point

Lawson's Point

Lawson's Point sits along Cameron Park Drive and includes two shelters surrounded by oak trees, a walking loop and open fields.  The area provides easy trail access and is located just above the river trail.

Miss Nellie's Pretty Place

With bluebonnets, Indian painbrushes and black-eyed susans, this area is perfect for springtime family photos.

Miss Nellie's also includes a fountain plaza, walking path and serves as an outdoor classroom.

Anniversary Park

Anniversary Park is a favorite spot for field trips and birthday parties.

The area is located next door to the Clubhouse and Miss Nellie's, and features a playground, pavilion and restrooms.

Jacob's Ladder & Rock Shelter

Climbing this quirky staircase is one of the park's most beloved challenges.

Supposedly built in the early 1900's by a family living at the top of the bluff, the aged structure is still usable because of its periodic renovations and now includes nearly 100 zigzagging steps to the top.

 Cameron Park Zoo

The Cameron Park Zoo is an award-winning natural habitat facility that is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

Visitors can explore the Asian Forest, experience the African Savannah or travel through the Brazos River Country and its 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium.

While in Cameron Park, listen closely. The roar of the lion can often be heard echoing along the river.