If you have no idea where to go to enjoy the outdoors and have a great time with your kids, this blog is for you! We compiled a list of kid-friendly parks all over the San Antonio area with the top reviews, so you don’t have to. Take a scroll to find the park closest to you.


Brackenridge Park
3700 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Brackenridge Park is a 343-acre public park that is home to a stretch of the San Antonio River, the Japanese Tea Garden, the Sunken Garden Theater, the San Antonio Zoo, Lambert Beach, and Tony “Skipper” Martinez ball fields. Lions Field Adult and Senior Center are also located on the perimeter of the park and San Antonio Botanical Garden is nearby at 555 Funston Place.

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Orsinger Park
12230 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230

Orsinger Park is a bustling urban park with trails, a playground & a picnic pavilion with a rental kitchen facility. Orsinger also provides a large sandbox. The park has plenty of oak trees along the walking trails and some native cactuses. The shade from those trees on a warm day makes Orsinger a good choice.


434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

This delightful park is a local favorite, particularly the water gardens and the kid-designed wood and sand playground, which includes a castle and space tunnel. The highlight is the looming 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas, offering a terrific view of the city.

Learn more here.


Tom Slick Park
7400 Texas 151 Access Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227

Tom Slick park allows San Antonio to enjoy the outdoors, with fresh air, sunshine, and exercise on tap for visitors. Take a walk, enjoy the scenery, and de-stress. With a dog park, playground, and walking trails, it’s a beautiful spot for everyone in the family.

Learn more here.


Pearsall Park
4838 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242

Pearsall Park is 505 acres and is designed to offer a dynamic, open space with fitness and recreational amenities ideal for facilitating health/wellness/sports activities and outdoor family/social gatherings. It has two splash pads, two basketball courts, twenty picnic tables, art installations, and walking paths.

Learn more here.


Mission County Park
6030 Padre Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

Mission County Park offers trails along the river, a playground, performance pavilions & sports fields. If your kid loves history, this park is the perfect place to explore the missions and learn about the area’s history. There are often events at this park, so be sure to check for upcoming events before visiting. 


Apara Autism San Antonio

On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, Apara Autism Center announced its expansion to San Antonio, Texas as they open the doors to their tenth ABA clinic next month. Read more here.

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Apara Autism Center is a leading provider of ABA therapy in Texas to children ages 18 months and up. We understand the difficulty of dealing with uncertainty and are prepared to assist you with our collaborative developmental therapy support. If you’re looking for ABA therapy near you, we have centers in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. Apara Autism Center employs a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) that can assist you with resources to help comfort your child during stressful times. We include parent training as collaborative support for the whole family. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to call (844) 272-7223 or contact us at info@aparaautism.com with your questions or to enroll. We accept most insurance plans and offer full and part time programs as well as in-home therapy options with no waitlist.