O.P. Schnabel Park is a 202-acre (0.82 km2) city park in the City of San Antonio, Texas (located at 9600 Bandera Road). The park includes buildings for the YMCA program, ball fields, a basketball court, and several trails. Formerly known as Bandera Road Park, the park was named O.P. Schnabel Park in 1977.
O.P. Schnabel Park comprises 202 acres acquired by the City in 1964, first named Bandera Road Park. For its many oak trees, mountain laurels and other native vegetation, the site was noted. Since its natural beauty was compatible with O.P. ‘s interests. The park, Schnabel, was renamed in 1977 in his memory.
Schnabel was widely known for his efforts to “keep San Antonio clean and beautiful,” and mounted many clean-up and beautification campaigns. He used catchy phrases such as “nice people don’t litter” and “be a beauty bug, not a litter bug.” Many thought that “O.P.” stood for Old Push Broom, but the letters were actually Schnabel’s initials. The Beautify San Antonio Association is named for Sadie Ray and Waldo Graff who, together with Schnabel, devoted their lives to the organization. O.P. Schnabel Park has been called “the cleanest little park in Texas.”
4 batting cages, 6 throwing lanes in NSLL Area. 2 small wooden pedestrian bridges in the YMCA area. ANIMALS MUST BE RESTRAINED ON A LEASH
- Baseball Field
- Basketball Goal
- Bicycle Trail (Paved)
- Bicycle Trail (Unpaved)
- Bike Rack
- Community Center
- Soccer Field
- Swimming Pool
- Trail Length 4.5 mi.
- Water Fountain
Use the Trail Accessibility Map to help you navigate walking, running or riding the trails.
- Equipment Rental
- Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring
- Picnic Tables
- Swimming Pool
- Trails- Hiking
- Trails- biking
- Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do:
- Hiking/ walking
- Wildlife Watching
This park has a huge area with numerous walking and bike trails. Lots of shade to walk during daytime. It also has several picnic areas. Easy access from Bandera Rd. Direct connection to Green Trail of SA.
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- Town & Country Veterinary Hospital
- Analytical Scientific
- Atlas Floors Carpet One Floor & Home
- City Church Bandera Road
- Fast Eddie’s Billiards San Antonio – Braun
- Santikos Entertainment Silverado
- New Territories Park
- Nani Falcone Community Park
And after your visit makes sure to stop by the best Tobacco Store in San Antonio, Mary Jane’s CBD Dispensary – Smoke & Vape Shop Bandera Road!