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Brackenridge Park, San Antonio

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Brackenridge Park is a 343-acre public park in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on the city's Broadway Corridor just north of downtown San Antonio. It was created in 1899 from land donated to the city by George Washington Brackenridge.Brackenridge Park also refers to the district of the city where the park is located.Recreation and featuresAttractions within the park include the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Sunken Garden Theater, and the narrow gauge San Antonio Zoo Eagle train ride, which first opened in 1956 and utilizes three Chance Rides C.P. Huntington locomotives. Other nearby attractions include the Witte Museum and the San Antonio Botanical Garden.Inside the park, there are multiple baseball fields, playgrounds, pavilions, and walking trails.
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  • This place is not just a park, but a set of green areas and other attractions, the Zoo and a Museum is in the same area, so we can say that if you visit this park and have time, you can do more things. "The place is large enough, you can walk without any problem, also it has a train which runs through a large part of the Park, where the driver tells you history, enjoying the view by 5 dólares(espero no equivocar_me), it is worth getting this" train". The place is clean, friendly, relaxing, there are many people doing their day on this site, by which you can feel very comfortable and safe. In some areas there are works by artists such as sculptures. Lot of place where sit se(mesas, sillas, bancos), there is practically everything for you come and organize your roast. There is no payment of any kind to enter the park or parking, besides that in several parts of the park there are parking lots.
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  • Rode through this park on our bike tour and loved it. Would recommend anyone to stop by and enjoy the park. We loved it.  more »
  • Rent a bike. almost any time of year and enjoy verdant paths and the sense of being deep in the woods, even though the zoo and all of the restaurants on Broadway Ave are only a few blocks away. The ri...  more »
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  • 4 out of 5 stars only because while doggy poop bags are provided at start of trail, that's the only place! And there are no trash receptacles along the trail so the trail is dotted with used doggy poop bags. The trail is beautiful! Makes a lively walk whether you are with a 4 footed friend or not! Also, there are information tags throughout the trail but none of the codes worked when we scanned them. Hopefully both of these minor things will be rectified in the future. There's a really nice dog park-one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Both are large and seem well attended and well tended.
  • I love this park. It's one of my favorite parks because it has several different locations where you can picnic and BBQ. So natural with hundreds of trees giving shade and the river running through there with different species of ducks. Clean restrooms and the park is well taken care of. I would recommend this place to anyone with or without children.
  • This park is so beautiful! You will forget your right in the thick of the city! The train rode through the park is a hit for all ages. Plus, you get to see the full scope of the park. Bathrooms located throughout the area and picnic bench along the way with beautiful setting everywhere you go.
  • Great places for everyone in the family to enjoy! Kids can play in the park while the parents can really just sit back and enjoy all the nature around them. You can even take a stroll through the secluded walking trails or even go fishing. Just in case you get bored there is also a zoo and museum right next door within walking distance. My family loves this place it really is one of San Antonio's city Jems.
  • Located in downtown San Antonio next to the zoo and Japanese tea gardens. This is one of San Antonio greatest and oldest treasures, created in 1899 this park sits on 343 acres. The parks features include miles of walking trails, fishing, a playground, pavilion, baseball diamond and a mini train. A great place to grill out, look at ducks, or exercise. This is a family friendly place, clean, safe.

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