San Antonio Park is located 1.5 miles north of Downtown San Antonio. This 46 acre park is considered the oldest park in the entire State of Texas. Originally known as the Native American village of Yanaguana, it holds the prestige of being included as part of the National Register of Historic Places. It's last renovation was in the year 2000, making more facilities, including a spring fed public pool.
Things to Do
- Swim in the pool - The pool was the major draw of the park from the early 1900s, but the visitors stopped coming when the water levels went low. From the 1990s onward, water levels went back to higher levels so the pool is back for public use. The water from these pools come from a natural spring, making the water fresher than normal chlorine pools. Swimming classes are also held in the pools.
- Play Tennis - There are tennis courts in the ground which you can use even in the evenings (they're lighted). Applicable fees may be charged per playing adult.
- Watch a play - At the playhouse located within the park, your family may opt to watch musicals, plays, or even rent the theater out. Shows are shown from Fridays - Sundays, and tickets are available at their website.
- Have a party or a small gathering - The gazebo seems like the perfect spot for these events, and with affordable rental prices.
- Watch the kids skate - If you have older kids and they know how to skate or is trying to learn, head to the skate park, one of the newer additions to the park.
- Hike/Bike/Grill/Picnic - With numerous walking trails, your family may enjoy a walk or a small hike in the park, and afterwards, enjoy a family picnic or a grill.
San Pedro Springs Park Insider Tips
- You may encounter some homeless people while in the park, but they won't bother you.
- Read up on the park's history to get a better understanding of it's origins.