Monday, June 15, 2009
There are 18 listings for Parks.
Brackenridge Park (sandy loves!)
3910 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 736-9534
San Antonio's Brackenridge Park is 343-acres and was created from land donated to the City of San Antonio in 1899. It houses the San Antonio Zoo and the Brackenridge Eagle miniature train...
Casa Navarro State Historic Site (a place i missed? next trip!)
228 S. Laredo St., San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 226-4801 / Fax: (210) 226-4801
Casa Navarro is nestled in downtown San Antonio. The half-acre site is the restored home of Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795 - 1871). Today, visitors can tour Navarro's adobe home...
Choke Canyon State Park (missed this too but the area is so beautiful...i gotta get back)
PO BOX 2, Calliham, TX 78007
Phone: 361-786-3868 / Fax: 3617863414
Enjoy birding or viewing a breeding population of alligators and many species of wildlife. Fish include sunfish, catfish, bass, carp, drum, and gar. Camping picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and a...
Dog Parks (did need them when i lived there a hundred years ago)
4700 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242
Phone: (210) 207-6141
An abundance of fire hydrants. Water fountains just off the ground. It s a dog s dream now available at two city parks: Pearsall Park, 4700 Old Pearsall Road, and the newly completed McAllister Park ...
Eisenhower Park (i don't remember this one but, you know me)
19399 N.W. Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78257
Five miles of trails for hiking, jogging, and nature study. 320 acres of Texas Hill Country landscape, including wooded dry creek beds and rocky canyons. Barbeque and picnic facilities are available....
Friedrich Wilderness Park (note the handicapped trails!!)
21395 Milsa, San Antonio, TX 78256
This 232-acre hilly and heavily forested wilderness park has 5 miles of hiking trails (including the region' s most improved handicapped trail). It is a neighbor to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and is loc...
Government Canyon State Natural Area (another pretty area...don't forget to bring your camera)
12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254
Phone: (210) 688-9055 (210) 688-9055
Government Canyon State Natural Area is an approximately 8,622-acre area in Bexar County, just outside San Antonio. The canyon was on the "Joe Johnston" Road from San Antonio to Bandera which was bla...
HemisFair Park (it's cool...not my fav but it's cool)
200 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
Built to host the 1968 World's Fair, the parks lushly landscaped areas and dramatic, cascading waterfalls offer a refreshing retreat from city streets. The park houses several historic buildings, a p...
Japanese Tea Garden (my fav)
3853 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
The Japanese Tea Gardens, adjacent to the Sunken Garden Theater in Brackenridge Park, features beautiful floral displays, a waterfall and a safe habitat for new Koi and aquatic plants. It is an extra...
Main Plaza (don't miss it)
115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-9800
San Antonio's historic Main Plaza, at the heart of the city, dates back to the early 1700s. The city lovingly restored it in spring of 2008. This innovative public space, with huge trees, bubbling...
Mitchell Lake (think of what it was like way back when)
10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221
Phone: (210) 628-1639
Mitchell Lake is a 624-acre complex has a mixture of brushland, grassland, mud flats, shallow ponds, deep ponds, and a deep water lake. The lake is positioned on a natural migratory bird route and se...
River Walk (Paseo Del Rio) (another fav)
110 Broadway, Suite 440, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 227-4262 / Fax: (210) 212-7602
20 feet below street level and steps from the famed Alamo, the Paseo del Rio, better known as the River Walk, awaits you. Aside the meandering San Antonio River, stone pathways connect shops, restaur...
San Antonio Botanical Garden (and another don't miss)
555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 207-3250 / Fax: (210) 207-3274
This 33-acre living museum entices visitors with seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids and even an authentic ...
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (you know i love this)
2202 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 534-8833 / Fax: (210) 534-1106
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century is a reminder of one of Spain's most successful attempts to extend its New World dominion from Mexico. Representing...
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department operates the City's recreational and cultural programs and maintains 212 City-owned parks including swimming pools, gymnasiums, cemeteries, sports faci...
San Antonio Zoo (one of my top 5 zoos in the world and old enough to have lots of shade trees)
3903 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 734-7184 / Fax: (210) 734-7291
The San Antonio Zoo is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals of 600 species. Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the Zoo encompasses 35 landscaped...
San Pedro Springs Park (a don't miss)
1315 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX
Phone: (210) 207-PARK
Full of rich history, San Pedro Park is San Antonio's oldest park and the second oldest park in the United States behind Boston Common. It's a beautiful place for a family event or nice afternoon str...
Woodlawn Lake (this was after my time)
1103 Cincinnati, San Antonio, 78201
Woodlawn Lake Park is a beautiful 62-acre facility located just northwest of downtown. A city park since 1918, Woodlawn features an artificial lake of about 30 acres in size. It's popular with walker...
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Mission San José
While the Alamo is the most widely known and visited, travelers shouldn’t make it their sole stop inside San Antonio Missions National Park. The San José, established in 1720, was a model for other missions--and the most prosperous.
Located just south of the Alamo, this “Queen of the Missions” represented a social and cultural center. Its 300 residents sustained themselves by raising livestock and tending to vast fields. The mission had its own gristmill and granary, which have been restored.
At the church, look for flying buttresses, carvings, quatrefoil patterns, polychromatic plaster and the famed “Rose Window,” a superb example of Spanish Colonial ornamentation. Explore the stairway that leads to the belfry and choir loft; all 25 risers were hand-hewn form a single log and assembled without the use of nails or pegs.
Arguably the most beautiful mission church, Concepción looks much like it did in 1731 when it hosted many religious ceremonies. The structure is, in fact, the oldest un-restored church in America. While its exterior paintings have faded, guests can view conserved interior remnants of wall and ceiling paintings.
Mission San Juan
The San Juan’s fertile farmlands allowed for a self-sustainable mission, and its surplus helped supply the region with produce. The chapel and bell tower are still in use. Note the typical Romanesque archway at the entrance gate and the remains of a half-completed, more elaborate church. Guests can also tour a self-guided nature trail that leads to the river.
This mission contains the best-preserved segment of the acequia (irrigation system) that was used to bring water to the fields. Today, part of the acequia operates the Espada aqueduct and dam. Also noteworthy are an unusual door and stone archway.
All five missions are accessible via the six-mile Hike and Bike trail. When visiting, keep in mind that the San Jose is an active parish, and mass may be in session.
this is just a part of one of my favorite cities.