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Address: 1315 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: (210) 207-PARK
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5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: San Pedro Springs Park is the second oldest in the nation and oldest in...
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.
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Historic But Dirty

It is the second oldest park in America so it is very historical. It is a quiet park that has a few attractions within it, San Pedro Springs, a public swimming pool and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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336 reviews 336 reviews
135 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It is the second oldest park in America so it is very historical. It is a quiet park that has a few attractions within it, San Pedro Springs, a public swimming pool and playground. However, there is litter everywhere and could use some attention from the city council/city hall.

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Florida City, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The park is right in the middle of town. I went into the water, it was nice. A couple of homeless people lounging around. Some markers detailing the history would have been nice. Not much to "do" here for tourists but I enjoyed seeing the second oldest park in Texas

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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