Walker Ranch Park is a historic park located in the Walker Ranch neighborhood of San Antonio, located around 15 minutes north of Downtown, and within a five mile drive from San Antonio's International Airport. It is maintained by the City, and has a historic significance - archaeologists discovered that the prehistoric people have lived in the area, and left behind remnants of stations where they would do various work.
Things to Do
- Hike - The park has a paved trail with a length of more than a mile and plenty of other walking trails to choose from. If paved trails are not your thing, you can venture out to unpaved trails for a more challenging exploration of the area. Benches are widely available through some of the trails, ensuring you can sit and rest should the need arise. The most popular area is the foot bridge that crosses over the Salado Bridge.
- Airplane watching - As the park is very close to the airport, you may choose to stake out a spot and watch the airplanes fly above you. Pack a picnic with the family and make a game of which airlineor type of airplane is landing.
- The playground - If you have younger kids, the park has a playground on site, which they will love.
- Host an event - The park has a pavilion area which can be rented out to host parties and other events. There are also picnic areas that are available for the public.
Walker Ranch Park Insider Tips
- The park has very little shade from trees, so best avoid hiking during peak summer months or during midday. Bring a hat, lots of water, and sunscreen to be safe.
- Parking can be a little bit harder to find, but if you go there in the early morning then you wouldn't have that much of a problem.
- Bring your bike or your furry little friends along with you for the hike, the park is dog and bike friendly!