Brackenridge Park is home to some of San Antonio’s most beloved attractions. Established in 1899, 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, the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Zoo, historic structures, the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, and more.

Brackenridge Park is free and open to the public from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.


Japanese Tea Garden & Jingu House Cafe

Japanese Tea Garden & Jingu House Cafe

Address:

3853 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

(210) 212-4814


An ornamental garden featuring a waterfall, pagoda, and walking trails. Free. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Wheelchair accessible. Jingu House Cafe is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and serves sandwiches, salads, Asian dishes, and a variety of teas.

The Witte Museum

The Witte Museum

Address:

3801 Broadway St.

Phone:

(210) 357-1900


Features historic artifacts and photographs, Texas art, dinosaur exhibit, cave drawings, Texas wildlife dioramas, and nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits. Admission: $14 adults, $13 adults 65+, $13 military with ID, $10 children 4-11, free children 3 and younger. Open year-round except for Easter, the third Monday in October, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo

Address:

3903 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

(210) 734-7184


Home to more than 760 species on 56 acres. Admission: $18.99 adults, $15.99 children 3-11, free children 3 and younger. For hours, go to the zoo website.

The Train at Brackenridge Park

The Train at Brackenridge Park

Address:

3910 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

(210) 734-7184


Miniature trains that run daily through the park. Tickets: 3 and older $4.

Lions Field Community Center

Lions Field Community Center

Address:

2809 Broadway

Phone:

(210) 207-5380


Offers a variety of classes and programs. Special events and holiday celebrations occur frequently. Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Annual fee: $7 adults 60+, $15 adults 18-59. Open to the public. Call for more information.

Tuesday Musical Club

Tuesday Musical Club

Address:

3755 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

210-732-5411


One of the oldest continuous musical series sponsored by women hosts musical events that are open to the public. For programming information, go to satcm.org.

Sunken Garden Theater

Sunken Garden Theater

Address:

3875 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

(210) 207-3050


An historic open-air amphitheater used for concerts and food festivals that are open to the public, co-sponsored by the City of San Antonio. Some events are free, and some are ticketed.

Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Address:

2315 Avenue B

Phone:

(210) 226-5612


The 18-hole golf course is open daily to the public. Home to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, including the Walk of Fame, the Wall of Frames, and the Texas Tournament Trophy Room. Go the golf course website for tee times.

Polo Field Driving Range & First Tee

Polo Field Driving Range & First Tee

Address:

915 E. Mulberry Ave.

Phone:

(210) 736-9592


A practice facility with putting, chipping, and full swing opportunities. Open daily 8 a.m.-dark. For fees, go to golfsanantonio.org/polo-field-golf-center. First Tee is a program to teach golf to inner-city children.

Picnic Areas and Grills

Picnic tables and grills are located throughout the park and are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For pavilion reservations, contact the Parks and Recreation Reservations Office at sanantonio.gov/parksandrec/home or call (210) 207-7275.

Walking Trails

Walking Trails

Brackenridge Park has three walking trails: the Waterworks Trail, 1.5 miles; the Wildlife Trail, 1 mile; and the Wilderness Trail, .75 miles. Please stay on the marked trails. Click here for a map.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Brackenridge Park is home to several species of migrating birds. The areas near the Joske Pavilion and Avenue A are favorite bird-watching areas in the park.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds

Playgrounds are located near the Joske Pavilion and near the Lions Field Community Center. Dogs are not allowed in the playgrounds.

Softball Fields

The Lambert Beach and Martinez Ball Fields are open to the public. Softball fields can be reserved through the Parks and Recreation Reservations Office. Click here for more details.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed in the Park, except in the playgrounds. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Brackenridge Park does not have a dog park.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed in the Park, but a fishing license is required.

Activities Prohibited in the Park

Swimming, scooters, horses, geocaching, metal detecting, concessions (except with a permit), alcohol consumption (except in the Koehler Pavilion with a permit), and overnight camping (except during Easter weekend).

Parking

Parking is free in the Park. There are many designated wheelchair accessible parking spaces and ramps. Free parking is also available at the parking garages, one located on Avenue B (near the Witte) and another on Tuleta Drive (near the zoo). A surface parking lot is available on N. St. Mary’s Street near the Japanese Tea Garden.

Current Projects

What's New at BPC

Signage for Brackenridge Park on the Tuleta Drive parking garage has been installed. Parking throughout the Park is free to visitors.