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Brackenridge Park, San Antonio

Categories: Playgrounds, Fun & Games, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • We walked around the park for about an hour enjoying the trees and paths. Just like any park there are places that need some work, but it's very pretty. Had plenty of picnic tables and areas for child...  read more »
  • This park has been here for a very long time. it is in the center of San Antonio business district. It haw a botanical garden, train rides, paddle boat rides, children's museum, and much much more 
  • With a zoo,a Japanese tea garden,hiking trails,a train ride and museums there are so many options to spend a day together with family and friends that no one will be bored! Obviously week days will be...  read more »
  • Great park to kill an afternoon at. The San Antonio river runs right through it and it's nextdoor to the zoo and museum. It has tons of picnic tables, huge oak trees for lots of shade, a baseball diamond, two playgrounds and tons of ducks. Come early on a Sunday if you want a good table and avoid it during Easter!
  • It's an ever changing environment with birds and walking/biking paths. Lots off shade. Has a hidden mountain bike/bmx pit in the woods. Very large area. Also continues across mullberry street golf club) Great to take your kids out for exercise and nature watching. Ride the train or take a picnic. Feed the ducks or watch the water flow. Just be aware that there is major flooding during rainy days.
  • Great free park next to the zoo. Eat your lunch here before going to the zoo or spend the day BBQing and feeding ducks. Nice and shady for those sweltering days
  • Love this park. So many things to do and see. Perfect for families or singles. Zoo, Sunken gardens, Hundreds of picnic tables and BBQ pits. Wish I could swim in the river though.
  • Plenty of space for kids to run around with family. Train ride is fun with little ones, for a small price per person. Also, Pok√©mon friendly area. Many areas to have picnic with family/friends. And it is next to the San Antonio Zoo, and Japanese Tea Garden, that is free as well.
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