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

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. For more information, go to saparksfoundation.org/japanese-tea-garden.

Witte Museum

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+, $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

San Antonio Zoo

Address:

3903 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

(210) 734-7184


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

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: $5 ages 3 and older. For more information, go to sazoo.org/behind-the-scenes-experiences/zoo-train.

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


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

Sunken Garden Theater

Address:

3875 N. St. Mary’s St.

Phone:

(210) 207-3050


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

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. For more information, go to alamocitygolftrail.com/brackenridge.

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 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.

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

Neighboring Attractions

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.

 

The DoSeum

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.

 

Trinity University

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.

 

Current Projects

What's New at Brackenridge Park

Golf Course Marker Dedication

Golf Course Marker Dedication

A commemorative plaque honoring the role the historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course played in the 100-year history of the Texas Open has dedicated recently.