Top Playgrounds in San Antonio

There are plenty of playgrounds in San Antonio you can visit and get some excess energy out.  Check out this guide of the top 10 playgrounds in the area.

Need to get out of the house? There are plenty of playgrounds in San Antonio you can visit and get some of that excess energy out. San Antonio has great parks in every corner of the city, many of which include playground areas.

Below are some of our favorite playgrounds in San Antonio and surrounding area. Next time you’re looking to get out and let the kids run around, try one of our top 10 playgrounds in San Antonio. Be sure to check out our favorite State Parks closeby, our favorite rivers to float, and favorite hiking trails in the San Antonio area.

Top 10 Playgrounds in San Antonio

1. Bonnie Conner Park

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Bonnie Conner Park is by far one of our favorite playgounds in San Antonio. It has an extensive playscape with lots of room to run and play. This playground also has a full suite of in-the-park fitness equipment, so you can get in a mini-workout while you’re watching your kids explore the play area.

In addition to the playground, there is a walking trail, large pavilion perfect for a picnic or party and a field perfect for flying kits or playing games. Not to mention Igo Library is right around the corner.

We love heading to the library to get some books before heading over to this park to run off that extra energy.

13345 Woller, San Antonio, TX 78249

2. OP Schnabel

OP Schnabel is one of our absolute favorite playgrounds in San Antonio. Mostly because it has something for everyone in the family. The basketball courts are shaded. A huge pavilion is next to the playground. There are also walking trails.

OP Schnabel is also connected to the Creek Greenway Trails. This trail system stretches across most of San Antonio. Off the main paved trails are dirt bike trails. If you’re up for some adventure be sure to find those dirt bike trails.

9606 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX

3. Hardberger Park

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The Hardberger Park is a versatile park in San Antonio. Most people who go to this park aren’t necessarily headed there for the playground. They’re probably more interested in the park’s nature; hiking trails; and generous sized dog park. However, if you go to the playground you won’t be disappointed.

The park has two separate play spaces. The Park East playground is expansive with a trail connecting multiple smaller play zones. The Park West playground is a more compact space with manmade shade structures, swings, and a super-tall slide.

Phil Hardberger Park East, 13202 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, TX 78216
Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216

4. Hemisfair Park/Yanaguana Garden

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This playground in San Antonio is a beautiful gem in the downtown area. This downtown park has plenty to keep your kids occupied. It has so many interesting, and fun things to do.

Our favorite features of the playground area include playhouses, a rope-climbing/net play structure, swings, and more. And that’s in addition to a splash pad, pingpong tables, oversized chess boards, a sandscaped play area, storytime at the park and local businesses to grab a Paletta or Pizza – yum!

434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio,TX 78205

5. Landa Park

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Landa Park is just north of San Antonio close to New Braunfels. Landa Park offers a variety of amenities under the shade of giant oak trees. You can walk on the park’s trails or ride the miniature train around the 51-acre park.

An excursion on a paddle boat is one of the best ways to see the Comal Springs and Landa Lake. Enjoy a round of miniature golf, relax at the playground or enjoy the flora and fauna on the Panther Canyon Trail. Landa Park is designated as a Lone Star Legacy Park.

164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78130

6. Heritage Duck Park

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The best part about Heritage Duck Park is taking a stroll around the pond to feed the ducks and turtles (fruits and grains, not bread). The pond is fairly close to the playground.

The playground has 2 separate spaces for older and younger kids. There are picnic tables surrounding with available shade, a basketball court, skateboard area, and trails to walk.

900 S Ellison Dr, San Antonio, TX

7. Orsinger Park

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Playgrounds with big trees and adequate shade top my list, and this one has plenty of both.

I also love that the playground has separate spaces for swings, slides, and sand. The playground area also has enclosed sandboxes where little ones can amuse themselves for hours. Make sure to bring your buckets and shovels.

12230 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230

8. Pearsall Park

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Splash pads, skateboard parks, dog area, and a three story playscape – what more could you ask for?! Visit Pearsall Park for the tallest slides you’ve ever seen outside a waterpark. It is great for kids of all ages. Meanwhile, the splash pad is fun and refreshing, especially during those hot summer days.

4700 Old Pearsall Rd., San Antonio, TX 78242

10. Woodlawn Lake Park

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Woodlawn Lake Park is another one of those locations that has a little something for everyone. The park has great play structures, with a variety of activities for kids to choose from. Its shaded pavilion hosts a set of fitness machines along with a fantastic view of Woodlawn Lake.

The park also includes a community health and wellness center, a pool, and tennis courts.

221 Alexander Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78201

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