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Park Time! Best Parks in San Antonio for Families

  • February 27, 2023
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Our Top Picks for Family Parks in San Antonio

San Antonio is not only surrounded by amazing cuisine, a lively brewery scene, and fun music venues, but we’re also home to some incredible parks for families. Currently, San Antonio operates and maintains 257 parks. Now that’s a lot of opportunities to get the whole family outside and enjoy some time in the sun. Here are some of the best parks in San Antonio for families of all sizes.

Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair

Yanaguana Garden at Hemsifair

Your kids will have fun monkeying around here

📸: Hemisfair 


Whether you are visiting San Antonio or you live in the city, Yanaguana Garden is a fun park to take the kids to. Being a newer park, Yanaguana Garden is designed to be an inclusive space that follows the American Disabilities Act standards for public playgrounds. The park includes interactive and colorful art, interactive pieces of old San Antonio, giant climbing structures and different game tables featuring chess, checkers, ping pong, and Foosball. In the summer, the splash pad is turned on for kids to run around in and cool off. There’s so much more to this park, so check it out for yourself!


📍434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Pearsall Park

Pearsall Park, a park in San Antonio

Large area for kids of all ages to enjoy

📸: San Antonio Parks and Rec


Pearsall Park is a 505-acre recreational area designed to offer a dynamic space for everyone to enjoy. At this park, your kids can have fun on the largest playground structure in San Antonio, along with zip lines, splash pads, and a basketball court. You can also enjoy the fitness zone that houses multiple exercise stations, a forty-yard sprint time, pull-up bars, and more! And when you and your family need a little break, take a breather at one of the 20 surrounding picnic tables.

📍4838 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242

Phil Hardberger Park

Phil Hardberger Park

Great for families who love to explore

📸: Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy


Phil Hardberger Park is great for families who love exploring and learning about nature. This is a 330-acre sustainable and natural urban park, complete with a nature center, outdoor classrooms, dog parks, play areas, trails, a land bridge, and a sky tree walk. Most of the main trails are friendly to bike or hike and lead to other trails that connect to more of the city. At the outdoor classroom, you and the kiddos can learn about the different animals in the park, along with storytimes and other fun and educational classes.

📍8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231

Landa Library Park

Landa Library

Check out books and enjoy time outside

📸: Amanda Jauregui


You and your family can enjoy a picnic and day at the park at Landa Library. This park is nicely shaded underneath giant trees. When everyone starts getting hangry, enjoy a picnic underneath the artistic pavilion. And when it’s getting a little too hot, enjoy time inside the library and check out some books. This is a smaller area, but it’s equally fun and beautiful for the whole family to enjoy.

📍233 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Nani Falcone Community Park

Nani Falcone PArk

Pets and kids will enjoy their time at this park

📸: San Antonio Parks and Recreation


Nani Falcone Park offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy quality time with their family and friends outdoors. This park offers a kids and toddler playground, baseball field, skate park, dog park, and a mile-long trail that doubles as a disc golf course. If you are a biking family, the trail at this park is paved and leads to other parks in the city. And of course, there’s plenty of picnic tables to enjoy a picnic with the family or just to sit and rest for a moment.

📍8716 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX 78254

Raymond Rimkus Park

Raymond Rimkus Park

A park that’s fun for kids of all ages

📸: Leon Valley Parks and Rec


Raymond Rimkus Park lies in the heart of the Leon Valley community. It’s a beautiful 27-acre park that boasts different amenities for different folks, including a handicapped accessible park, nature trail, soccer field, basketball court, pavilions, and a throwback merry-go-round. This is an older park that has a new face and where families still have parties to celebrate birthdays.

📍6440 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238

O. P. Schnabel Park

O.P. Schanbel

An O.G. park with lots of updates

📸: San Antonio Parks and Rec


O.P. Schnabel Park is a 202-acre that includes buildings for the YMCA program, ball fields, a basketball court, a playground and several trails. The park was created in 1964, but it’s kept up with its equipment and trail system throughout the years. This park is for families who love being surrounded by nature and taking hikes.

📍9606 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250

These are some of our favorites, but don’t forget there’s 250 more parks to discover! So tab this page when you’re not sure which park to go to. For other family fun recommendations, visit our San Antonio UNATION homepage for regular updates.

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