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Brackenridge Park is yet another of San Antonio’s rejuvenating urban oases.  From downtown, hop onto a number 9, 10 or 14 VIA bus on the corner of Broadway at 3rd Ave. Within minutes, you will find yourself surrounded by tall trees and a less-traveled stretch of the San Antonio River.

The 344-acre park underwent a major renovation just recently, and three new walking trails have opened to the public: Waterworks (1.5 miles), Wildlife (1 mile) and Wildnerness (.75 mile). Public art may be found along each trail, including works by Carlos Cortés, Susan Budge and Anne Wallace.

Brackenridge Park is open daily from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m., and it is a favorite spot for parties and cookouts. For larger gatherings, you may rent one of three pavilions, including the 1926 Joske Pavilion. The San Antonio Zoo and the Brackenridge Eagle, a miniature train, are located in the park. The Witte Museum, a natural history and science museum, is also located in Brackenridge Park. Check out the nearby Brackenridge Park Garage that features the metal artwork of Cakky Brawley. While you’re in the neighborhood, check out some of the other destinations along Broadway!

The park is located at 3700 N. St. Mary’s or Broadway at Funston, which turns into Parfun Way on the west side of Broadway. Because of its size, many roads lead to Brackenridge Park. Be sure to make your way over!