Whether you’re looking for a place to play with the kiddos or to decompress with some off-screen time, San Antonio features 10+ parks and recreational spots for you to enjoy.
So grab your shades, SPF, and trusty water bottle — here are some of the Alamo City’s best.
Phil Hardberger Park, 8400 N.W. Military
Having East and West entrances, this park boasts a land bridge, dog + kid park, as well as eight miles of trails. Pro tip: Want to get some online work done? The Urban Ecology Center offers free wifi.
Valero Trailhead, 5902 N.W. Loop 1604
The City of San Antonio is home to the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System with over 82 miles of developed multi-use and accessible trails. Take a stroll through one of four greenways to get your nature fix.
Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Rd.
Camp out or go for a day hike at this nature park. Government Canyon features over 40 miles of trails and hiking space, as well as dinosaur tracks.
Brackenridge Park, 531 Brackenridge Way
Brackenridge has been San Antonio’s watering hole for over 12,000 years equipped with walking trails, the San Antonio Zoo + Kiddie Park, Japanese Tea Garden, fishing, and more.
Confluence Park, 310 W., Mitchell St.
One of City Editor Nicholas’ favorite city parks, Confluence Park is as the name suggests, sits at the intersection of San Antonio’s waterways. Not only can you walk along a connecting trail to the San Antonio Missions, but it also hosts kayaking events throughout the year. Pro tip: Keep an eye on its events calendar for yoga, and other activities.
Coyote Park, 15915 Old Fredericksburg Rd.
The newest (and biggest) dog park in San Antonio is part of Phase 1 of the Rock at La Cantera — a Spurs athletic training + conditioning campus. Your furry friend will have the time of its life with two designated dog play areas, a doggie wash station, waste bags, and a walking trail.
Panther Springs Park, 22635 Wilderness Oak 78258
Bring the big and small dogs for a free roam adventure at this park. For human fun, this park includes a 2.5-mile walking trail and a baseball field.
San Antonio Parks and Recreation Pickleball Courts, Various locations
The Alamo City has a total of six pickleball-dedicated courts on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pro tip: Be sure to check out the operating hours before you go.
San Pedro Springs Park, 1315 San Pedro Ave.
The park features naturally-fed outdoor swimming pool, the McFarlin Tennis Center,, the San Pedro Playhouse, and small trails. Fun fact: This is the second-oldest park in the US, and is the oldest in the city.
Falcone Park, 7625 Mystic Park
Looking to play some disc golf? Look no further than Falcone Park and its 21-hole disc golf course. Don’t miss: This park also features one of the city’s 16 skate parkshttps://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks-Facilities/Specialty-Parks-Amenities/Skate-Parks.
Cuellar Park, 5626 San Fernando
If you’re in the mood for an outdoor workout, this park features five fitness stations for resistance training, cardio, stretching, and balance. Have a little one? Enjoy a play date on the playscape.
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