Brackenridge Park is free and open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. every day.
Some attractions require tickets. Click below for details.
Japanese Tea Garden & Jingu House Cafe
3853 N. St. Mary’s St.
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. For more information, go to saparksfoundation.org/japanese-tea-garden.
3801 Broadway St.
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+, $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.-6 p.m. Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Complimentary wheelchairs available on request.For more information, go wittemuseum.org.
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Mary’s St.
Home to more than 760 species on 56 acres. Admission: $29.99 adults, $25.99 children 3-11, free children 3 and younger. For hours, go to the zoo website. Wheelchairs are available for rental. For more information, go tosazoo.org.
The Train at Brackenridge Park
3910 N. St. Mary’s St.
Miniature trains that run daily through the Park. Tickets: $5 ages 3 and older. For more information, go to sazoo.org/behind-the-scenes-experiences/zoo-train.
Lions Field Community Center
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
3755 N. St. Mary’s St.
The Tuesday Musical Club continues its 120-year tradition of bringing music to its members and the public through performances and education. For programming information, go to satcm.org.
Sunken Garden Theater
3875 N. St. Mary’s St.
A 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
2315 Avenue B
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. For more information, go to alamocitygolftrail.com/brackenridge.
Polo Field Driving Range & First Tee
915 E. Mulberry Ave.
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 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 saparksandhome.com or call (210) 207-7275.
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.
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.
A playground is located near the Lions Field Community Center. The playground near the Joske Pavilion has been closed by the City until further notice. Dogs are not allowed in City-owned playgrounds.
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 are welcome 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 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 per City order).
Parking is free in the Park. There are many designated wheelchair accessible parking spaces and ramps. Free parking is also available at two 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.
Headwaters Sanctuary, free
4503 Broadway, headwaters-iw.org
Artesian spring on 53-acre heritage land of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl., sabot.org
$15 ages 14+, $13 military & students w/ID, $12 ages 3-13, free under 3. Wheelchairs available on request. 38-acre living museum of native and imported plants.
2800 Broadway, thedoseum.org
$14. Exhibits and programs that invite discovery.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels, mcnayart.org
$20 ages 20-64, $15 ages 65+ and college student (w/ID), $10 ages 13-19, free under 13. Collection of more than 22,000 works of art.
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave., samuseum.org
$20 ages 19+, $17 senior; $12 military and students, $10 ages 13-18; free under 13. Collection spanning 5,000 years of art and culture.
One Trinity Pl., trinity.edu
World-class lectures, theater, art galleries, Parker Chapel and garden, Murchison Tower.
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, uiw.edu
Sacred spaces such as St. Brigid’s Oak and Lourdes Grotto, concerts, cultural events, holiday lights.
Fort Sam Houston Museum, free
1405 E. Grayson
Located in the historic Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, tells the story of the post since 1845, clock tower, home to peafowl and deer. Enter on Walters Street.
Cathedral Park, free
111 Torcido Dr.
Meandering paths, fountains, benches for quiet meditation and relaxation.