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Need help getting healthy? Build your mind and muscles with health and fitness resources from the San Antonio Public Library!
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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1,877 books for adults 1,082 DVDs for adults

155 books for children • 373 DVDs for children

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Read • Move • Learn

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The San Antonio Public Library wants to help you and your family get fit and healthy - and thanks to a partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, we're bringing the gym to neighborhoods around the city!

A total of five San Antonio Public Library locations - the  Johnston, Memorial, Mission, Parman and Tobin branches - are now home to outdoor fitness centers.

Besides exercise equipment, the Parman, Mission and Johnston Branch Libraries also feature walking trails and playgrounds so that everyone can get in on the fitness boom.

After a good workout, stop by the library and check out our new fitness resources, from videos to books on healthy cooking to great databases like Medline Plus, PubMed and Búsqueda en Español (yes, many of our resources are also available in Spanish.) We have items for kids, too, and if you don't find what you're looking for on the shelves of your San Antonio Public Library branch, put it on hold and ask that it be delivered to the branch of your choice.


San Antonio Public Library Fitness Locations

Now open

Johnston Branch Library • 6307 Sun Valley 78227 • (210) 207-9240 • Exercise equipment, walking trail, playground

Memorial Branch Library • 3222 Culebra Road 78228 • (210) 207-9140 • Fitness stations

Mission Branch Library • 3134 Roosevelt Avenue 78214 • (210) 207-2704 • Exercise equipment, walking trail, playground

Parman Branch Library • 20735 Wilderness Oak 78258 • (210) 207-2703 • Exercise equipment, walking trail, playground

Tobin Branch Library • 4134 Harry Wurzbach Road 78209 • (210) 207-9040 • Fitness stations

 ...and more: San Antonio Public Library branches located near parks or playgrounds

Collins Garden Branch Library • 200 N. Park Boulevard 78204 • (210) 207-9120 • Collins Garden Park, playground, walking trail, tennis court, basketball court

Igo Branch Library • 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway 78255 • (210) 207-9080 • Bonnie Conner Park, playground

Landa Branch Library • 233 Bushnell Avenue 78212 • (210) 207-9090 • Playground, gardens, pathways

Maverick Branch Library • 8700 Mystic Park 78254 • (210) 207-9060 • Nani Falcone Park (across the street), two playgrounds, walking trail, skate plaza, disc golf course

Pruitt Public Library at Roosevelt High School • 5110 Walzem Road 78218 • (210) 650-1122 • School track and tennis courts open to the public during non-school hours

San Pedro Branch Library • 1315 San Pedro Park • (210) 207-9050 • San Pedro Springs Park, playground, swimming pool (open seasonally), McFarlin Tennis Center, Koger Stokes Softball Complex (reservation necessary), skate plaza

Semmes Branch Library • 15060 Judson Road • (210) 207-9110 • Comanche Lookout Park, playground, hiking trails




We couldn't have done it without our sponsors and partners!


Did you know?

San Pedro Springs Park is the second-oldest public park in the country, second only to the Boston Commons. The San Pedro Branch Library is the oldest branch library in the system, opened in 1930.

The Landa Branch Library was formerly the home of Harry and Hannah Landa - Mr. Landa left it to the city in his will to be used as a library. The Landa Gardens were renovated and are maintained by the Landa Gardens Conservancy.

The Igo Branch Library is named after long-time teacher, author and actor John Igo, and is located on land that was previously part of a family ranch.

Land for the Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell was donated by San Antonio philanthropist and patron of the arts Robert Lynn Batts Tobin, and was originally part of his family farm.

Finis Foster Collins, manufacturer of windmills and pumps for farms and ranches, donated the land for Collins Garden Park in 1917. The Collins Garden Branch Library opened in 1984.


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