Situated just below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the site of Brackenridge Park has been a gathering place for humans for 12,000 years. Established in 1899, Brackenridge Park is home to some of San Antonio’s most beloved attractions. The rustic character of the 343-acre park remains today with tree-lined paths and picnic areas along 2.2 miles of the San Antonio River, playgrounds and softball fields, a miniature train, historic structures, the Witte Museum, the zoo, and the oldest municipal golf course in Texas.

Brackenridge Park is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Texas State Antiquities Landmark. The Japanese Tea Garden, a footbridge and other works by artist Dionicio Rodriguez, and the Water Works Pump House No. 1 are individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Brackenridge Park is open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Park Directions:

3700 N. St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78212

For directions to Brackenridge Park, click here.


  • Lynn Osborne Bobbitt
  • Executive Director
  • Brackenridge Park Conservancy