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9 Terrific San Antonio Parks You Must Visit

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San Antonio has a veritable treasure chest of places to visit. From historical sights, to fun-in-the-sun, there is always a good time to be had in San Antonio’s many parks. According to San Antonio Magazine, May 2016, these are the nine best parks to visit. Which park is your favorite?

Brackenridge Park: Best Park for a Full Day of Exploring

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Photo: Cathy Kozub

Located at 3700 N. St. Mary’s St, Brackenridge Park has 343 acres of land along the San Antonio River to enjoy. There are walking trails, picnic sites, grilling areas, and the beautiful river where you can enjoy fishing and feeding the ducks. Other attractions near this park include the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Zoo, the Eagle Train, the Japanese Tea Gardens, and of course a golf course!

McAllister Park: Best Park for Bike Riding


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Located at 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Road in San Antonio, this park has 976 acres of land and is one of the biggest parks in San Antonio. With more than 15 miles of paved and unpaved trails, this park is most know for it mountain bike trails. This beautiful park connects to Salado Creek Greenway and is a very popular place to observe wildlife, especially deer.

Travis Park: Best Park for Romance


Photo: Cathy Kozub

Located at 301 E. Travis Street, in the heart of San Antonio downtown area, this park was founded in 1870 and has 2.6 acres of land to enjoy. Best known as a “romantic” park where that special someone and you can enjoy a food truck, picnic tables, colorful umbrellas, and a giant chess set. Other attractions close by this park are the Majestic Theater, Tobin Center, and many restaurants along Houston and Market Streets.

San Pedro Springs Park: Best Park for Connecting to the City’s Roots


Located at 1315 San Pedro Avenue, San Pedro Springs Park is the second oldest park in the U.S. and the oldest park in Texas. San Pedro Springs Park was established in 1729 by King Phillip V or Spain.  Pool opens in June.

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