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HemisFair Urban Park

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Address: 222 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210-223-3101
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this...

Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, 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.

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Great views of the city from high atop the tower. Plenty of interesting reading on historical events in the city. Beautiful park connects you to the tower and the Institute of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to this park while attending a conference in the nearby convention center. It provides a nice place to get away from everything - with many fountains and places to sit. The Tower of the Americas is in the center if you want something to eat or go up to the top to see the area. A nice place... More 

Thank PsychRN12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of the city from high atop the tower. Plenty of interesting reading on historical events in the city. Beautiful park connects you to the tower and the Institute of Texas Culture. Close to the river walk. Drive in, walk in, or come in the bus but be sure you visit this while in San Antonio.

Thank badman525
Alvin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrible time getting around the construction. What parts were there seemed fun, checkers chess splash pad sand box and part of the kids park. The path was nice looking. Once they fix it seems it will be great.

Thank BrendaH40
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

It's a bit tedious to get from west side of park to Tower of the Americas right now due to extensive construction blocking most of the pathways in Hemisfair Park. However, the children's playground right off S. Alamo is complete and well worth a visit. There are unusual slides, climbing areas, a splash park & very large sandpit. The playground... More 

Thank Vicki M
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We walked the park and then went to the children's area - WARNING park is under construction and has no signage to help you detour!!!!! Played at the splash pad (2 sections out but the one working was great!) and the water / sand area and table. Our almost 2 year old had a BLAST!

Thank moosemaybite
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I stumbled upon this gem when exploring downtown on a weekday. The equipment is huge and impressive! I can't say I have ever been to a park so memorable as this one, wow even as a middle-aged adult I wanted to play on all the equipment!

Thank pnkgirl27
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

My daughter had never been to the HemisFair so we decided to take her. We parked in their parking (paying $12) and then realized we were too far from downtown. Without leaving the booth, I then asked the clerk for a refund since I wouldn't be using their parking lot. Because I paid with a debit card, he was unable... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

First time to visit this newer park. A word of warning, if you park in the parking lot which is on S. Alamo and very close to the park, and are visiting on the weekend, plan on the $10 charge on your card. We pulled in noticing the 1/2 increments charges on the small sign at the entrance and in... More 

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great place for kids to play. Water spray park, life size checkers and large connect 4 game. Restrooms are there too and the play equipment is awesome.

1 Thank hcs922
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Beautiful park!! Lot of construction going on in the area. Lots of benches for resting. Had picnic lunch in the park.

Thank stephaniegillespie60

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