Now that it’s starting to feel like fall, or as close to “fall” as we get here in San Antonio, E. and I have been visiting our favorites parks even more often than we did over the summer. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Playscape at Brackenridge Park: Lots of swings, slides, and even a four-person see-saw. Plus, if you get bored you can always head over to the nearby zoo, Witte Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, or zoo train.
2. Stillman Park at Lackland Air Force Base: Those with a valid military i.d. will be able to enjoy this park, which features a huge play-structure full of unusual swings and slides.
3. Heritage Park and Duck Pond: Two playscapes and a pavillion are located next to a duck-inhabited pond and walking trail.
4. Playscape at La Cantera: This one isn’t great for nature-lovers, since it’s located at an outdoor shopping mall. However, it is in the shade and located right next to a Marble Slab ice cream shop. Great place to visit after it’s rained, since you don’t have to worry about mud.
5. Bonnie Conner Park: Perfect location right behind the Igo branch of the San Antonio Library. Stop by the park before or after storytime. (Check out the Igo storytime schedule.) For another park-near-the-library option, consider Nani Falcone Community Park located across the street from the Maverick library branch.
There are plenty of parks we haven’t explored yet, including Commanche Lookout, which I’ve heard is lots of fun. For a complete list of San Antonio parks and their locations, click here.
Do you have a favorite San Antonio park? Tell us about it by leaving a comment!