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San Pedro Springs Park

1315 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX
(210) 207-PARK
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Ranked #88 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: San Pedro Springs Park is the second oldest in the nation and oldest in San Antonio. Since there is a natural water source in the park, it is said to... more » Owner description: San Pedro Springs Park is the second oldest in the nation and oldest in San Antonio. Since there is a natural water source in the park, it is said to be the reason why settlers were drawn to the area. It also includes the San Pedro Playhouse, a library, and tennis courts. « less
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We came here for the pool, but unfortunately we arrived before it opened at 2 pm. The park is very pretty, though. It looked like they were doing construction when we were there, because there wasn't any water in the park. There is a nice playground, gazebo, and open space. It's relaxing to walk around away from the hustle and... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We came for the pool, but It's unfortunate we didn't read up on the history until we were back at the house from our visit. There is a lot of history in this park; it is Texas' oldest park but that's just the beginning! It's neat to say we've been there after reading up on it's history. Check into it... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A great outdoor space with a wonderful, spring fed swimming pool. Spring was apparent, even though the air was cool. A great place to spend time and relax or to excercise or to play. Thankfully I had my own Texas Historian with me who was able to point out the historic aspects of the park, since there were no markers... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This lovely park just happened to be within a short walk of where we stayed in San Antonio. So happy our hosts told us about the spring fed swimming pool- it was exactly the retreat we needed from the Texas heat. So nice to go for a dip in the afternoon to cool off! The swimming pool was large, so... More

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Texas
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The springs at San Pedro Park were first used far earlier than the arrival of the first European settlers in North America. Today, the springs feed a large pool, and the park's giant, twisted oaks provide needed shade on a sunny afternoon. It's a popular place for locals to set up a birthday party or family barbecue. Walk to the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Nice to have a park this size just north of downtown with the historical springs and the pool being renovated to look more natural than the previous pool. Lots of place for play and large shade trees.

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SAN ANTONIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Easy to envision Comanches camped around the springs. Pool surrounded by ancient cypress trees. Wonderful peaceful for walking and kids play. Charming public library branch on San Pedro Avenue side of park.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When we travel "roughing it" in the RV we find public swimming pools to relax, cool down, and clean up at. After a hot day roaming the Alamo, Riverwalk, and other sites we came to this oasis in the desert expecting a normal outdoor pool and found Nirvana! The cost is nominal, the facilities old fashioned but functional, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

We found free parking on the street and although we had been to San Antonio several times, we have never heard of thos place. This has to be a hidden secret and well worth taking the time to go. The lifeguards are strict about not wearing goggles or having play things in the pool, but they do their job well... More

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