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Parks

Learn about local, state, and national parks.

Visit the Botanical Gardens!

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Visit Chris park!

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About: Chris Park opened in 2005 to celebrate the life of Christopher Goldsbury, the son of late philanthropist Linda Pace. The park features native, exotic plants, walkways, sites of play, and local art. 

Visit the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 

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Here you will find Books and Information about San Antonio Parks.

 

Go Visit the Public Art installation Árbol De La Vida. Pictured Above. 

The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is made up of four Missions: Concepion, San Juan, San Jose, and Espada. 

All four sites still contain active catholic parishes and churches offer regular services. Click Here to contact the historical churches. 

The San Antonio Missions are open during Park Hours except for special events. 

Click Here to see updates and News about the San Antonio Missions 

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Dedicated in 1755, Mission Concepción has hardly changed. It stands proudly as the oldest unrestored stone church in America.

More Information is found Here.

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San José y San Miguel de Aguayo is the the largest out of the Missions. San José  is known as the "Queen of the Missions." 

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Originally founded in 1716 in eastern Texas, Mission San Juan Capistrano was transferred in 1731 to its present location. In 1756, the stone church, a friary, and a granary were completed. A larger church was begun, but was abandoned when half complete, the result of population decline.

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Mission San Francisco de la Espada was the first mission in Texas, founded in 1690 as San Francisco de los Tejas near present-day Weches, Texas. And north of Mission Espada is the Espada Aqueduct, which was constructed in 1745 by Franciscans to serve Mission Espada and the surrounding area. 

More Information found Here.

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department maintains over 240 city owned parks including the Botanical Gardens and Conservatory!

Click on the Tabs above to be redirected to their website listings. 

Click Here for the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Home Page. 

Confluence Park at sunset 

Roosevelt Pool in the afternoon

The Alamo is Open for Peak Season Hours: 9AM - 7PM. When visiting the Alamo be prepared to wait outside in line. I suggest wearing loose-fit clothing and comfortable shoes during the summer hours. Also sunscreen! 

Be aware that photography is not permitted inside the Alamo Church or Long Barrack Museum. If you are looking to photograph the Alamo for commercial purposes please email info@thealamo.org.

For more Alamo FAQ's click Here. 

San Antonio has enjoyed it's River for over 200 years! Recently, in 2011, the city approved Improvements that will link the River Walk to 2,020 acres of public land with the River running through it. That is larger that the 3 most popular public parks (Central Park in NYC, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and The Chicago lakeside parks!) 

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Enjoy these outdoor spaces at your local library. Each Library Tab will list what the library has to offer, such as a hiking trail or playground and their hours of operation for your convenience! 

 

History of San Pedro:

The San Pedro Branch Library opened on August 5, 1930. It was the first branch library built in San Antonio and the only one built in a public park, San Pedro Springs Park, the oldest municipal park in Texas and the second oldest in the USA after Boston Commons. 

 

  • Located just south of Panther Springs Park

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  • Playground

  • Outdoor Fitness center 

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