You wouldn't expect a lovely garden to be associated with a public library, however, the Landa Library Park is one exception. The grounds are located in the Landa Branch of San Antonio's public library system, unique because of the Valero Pavilion, and its few thousand plants dotting the landscape. Established in the early 1940s as a 5 acre land bequeathment to the City of San Antonio by the Landa family, this previous residence has flourished and changed into the landscape locals and visitors enjoy today. The library can be located 10 minutes drive from Downtown San Antonio, and within a mile west from the San Antonio Zoo
Things to Do
- Valero Energy Pavilion - The Valero Energy Pavilion has become the centerpiece for most events happening in the library. It hosts concerts, and even your own parties and events for a small fee. With its ample green space, you can spend a few hours sitting there and enjoying the performances, or just having a small picnic with the family
- Let the children loose at the playground - The library has a small playground onsite, so the kids can run around and play, while you sit in the shade and watch over them, or better yet, help guide them as they try to go down the slide. The playground contains climbing walls, monkey bars, and swings as well.
- Enjoy the company of books - Let's not forget that the park is located in the library grounds. If it gets a bit too hot outside, why not pop inside the library and spend a few hours reading a book or two in the comfort of air-conditioning? If you live in the city, you can also borrow some books.
Landa Library Park Insider Tips
- The library's Spanish style exterior is perfect for photo shoots with your family
- Early evening/late afternoon as the sun is setting is the most popular time to go to the playground. Your kids may meet new friends on an impromptu play date.