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HemisFair Urban Park

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number:
(210) 709-4750
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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A blossoming urban park

I've been going to San Antonio a few times a year for more than 15 years. When I first started going, it seemed that going up to the Tower was the only reason one would ever go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed in the grass enjoyed the weather people watching and ducks. Clean nice place. Little water falls.

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to San Antonio a few times a year for more than 15 years. When I first started going, it seemed that going up to the Tower was the only reason one would ever go near Hemisfair park. Those days have changed. This weekend we visited the park with our preschool-aged kids. We discovered a fantastic urban oasis.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This park has been going through renovations and they have made it in a place for young, old with activities for everyone including restaurants and other activities.

Thank Tina P
Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Hemisfair Park is becoming the heart of San Antonio Downtown. We all know the importance of iconic and unique Riverwalk in SATX, however, Hemisfair Park is undergoing such an incredible renovation, that it will turn out to be San Antonio´s downtown heart, and perhaps Riverwalk will become its veins. Impressive views, layout, expansion and plenty to walk and do. Don't... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Explore the numerous activities for young and old at the park. Experience dining, day and night activities

Thank Sandra G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were there just as they opened and the movie we wanted to see didn't start for another hour. Since the staff knew we only had a limited amount of time and we were the only ones there, they played the movie we wanted first. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Parking was an issue due to road construction, but the... More 

Thank Anthony C
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is a beautiful park adjacent to downtown San Antonio. Conveniently located between La Villita Historic Arts District and the Tower of the Americas, this urban park has a lot to offer. Recent improvements have made the park better than ever. Great play areas and fountains for the kids, vendors, and shady resting areas. Hemisfair Park is also the site... More 

Thank Nanette L
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The renovated park is fabulous! There are climbing sets with soft rubber matting under them. There are water features. There is artwork, a swing set and a playhouse. There are indoor restrooms and outdoor changing booths. There are ping-pong tables, too. They are bringing in vendors who have paletas, pizza and others. They also have a park activity director who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

While in San Antonio on our mini vacation we needed to find a place to let the kids run and play. After searching online I found HemisFair Park and it was wonderful! There was some construction going on in the area, but it's wasn't a big problem. The children's playground was great for my kids to play on. My favorite... More 

Thank Danyalle S
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Awesome park where I’m sure you could spend a couple of hours with the kids. Unfortunately the day we were there, there was a school group, and so it was too crowded to enjoy. Also, the construction going on right now (November 2016) makes travelling between Hemisfair Park and Tower of the Americas a little cumbersome.

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