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HemisFair Urban Park

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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LAH28
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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Really nice little splash pad and play area for the kiddos. Wish there was a better parking arrangement but understandable street parking with a bit of a walk as expected in the downtown SA area.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A lot for kids to do, some shows are offered but you have to look online for when they offer them. Also near the Tower of Americas so it is worth it to check this park out before you go.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We strolled around this park and enjoyed the impressive fountains. They are quite gorgeous. You do have to pay to park so I'd only recommend it in conjunction with a trip to see the Tower of the Americas or the cultural museum there.

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Coming from the East Coast, I was pleasnatly surprised to find such a nice, CLEAN park located a few blocks from my hotel. The design of the park is clever - buildings are not too far apart to walk to. in fact, many buildings were museums. This is a great way to interact with locals, visit museums, and get out... More 

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Brownwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our kids (5, 3, and 1.5) absolutely LOVED this park. It's very innovative and unique, and they loved climbing on all the equipment. The splash pad was wonderful and a great place to cool off on a hot day. There was some construction, but there was plenty of other things for the kids to play on so it didn't bother... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This park was across the street from our hotel. It's awesome - even for teenagers and adults who still think they are kids. This is an innovative, beautiful and very well designed park. We visited 3 times during our weekend visit, and it was a great place to hang out. Worth a visit - 2 blocks from the Riverwalk, and... More 

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