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San Antonio Public Parks

Posted by David  •  Jan 4th, 2005 10:41:06 pm - Subscribe | Mood: decaffeinated |

I've created a list of parks here in San Antonio, so that Priscilla, Milani, and
I can visit them. Priscilla and I enjoy the walks, and Milani enjoys being outside
and playing on the swings.

Brackenridge Park

3910 N.St. Mary's St. (78212)

A 343 acre showplace for the San Antonio River, which originates from artesian

San Antonio Zoo Eagle

Ticket office: 3910 N. Saint Mary's.

210-735-7455 | Fax: 210-734-7291

Miniature railway travels 2 1/2 miles and crosses the San Antonio River Twice.
Hours of operations: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 365 days a year (weather permitting).
Closes 1/2 hour after Zoo gates closes. Admission: adults $2.25; children (3-11)
$2. Other Park attractions listed alphabetically include the San Antonio Zoo,
Sunken Gardens, and Witte Museum.

Japanese Tea Garden

3800 N. St. Mary's St.

(At the northwestern edge of Brackenridge Park)


Winding walkways, stone bridges and tranquil pools highlight this lush year
'round garden. This garden is located in an old rock quarry, which produced
the limestone used to build the state capitol in Austin and many of the homes
in San Antonio. The outstanding floral displays feature a wide variety of plants.
A waterfall drops 60 feet from a high cliff into a pool. Free admission. Hours
of operations: 8:00 a.m.-dark. "THE TEA GARDEN PONDS ARE CURRENTLY DRAINED

San Antonio Zoo Aquarium

3903 N. St. Mary's (78212)

210-734-7184 | Fax: 210-734-7291

Ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals
of 750 species. At the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the zoo encompasses
35 landscaped acres. Includes one of the largest bird collections in the world.
The Conservation Research Center exhibits abd educational programs throughout
the year. The Zoo also offers boatrides. Open 365 days a year. Hours of operations:

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. from Labor Day to Memorial Day; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Memorial Day
to Labor Day. Admission: adults $8; seniors (62+) and children (3-11) $6; under
2 free. Group rates available.

Friedrich Wilderness Park

21395 Milsa (78256)


This 232-acre hilly and heavily forested wilderness park has 5 ½ miles
of hiking trails (including the region’s most improved handicapped trail).
It is a neighbor to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and is located across I-10 from the
Dominion Golf Course. Rich in natural history, the park has an abundance of
diversified flora and fauna. The park is a birdwatcher’s cornucopia and
attracts international as well as local birders. Guided interpretive hikes are
available by arrangement with the Park Naturalist.

Other City Parks Information


The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department operates the City's recreational
and cultural programs and maintains 160 City-owned parks including swimming
pools, gymnasiums, cemeteries, sports facilities, recreation centers, municipal
golf facilities, the Botanical Gardens and Conservatory, the River Walk, HemisFair
Park, Tower of the Americas, as well as other historic facilities such as La
Villita, the Spanish Governor's Palace and Market Square. The department is
responsible for the maintenance of more than 7,300 acres of park land.

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