San Antonio Parks provide an opportunity for people to spend time outdoor leisure with fresh air, sunlight, and workout for the users. Enjoy the scenery, take a walk and de-stress. Studies show that people who spend time in parks are less likely to become ill, which means less time from school and work, as well as lower healthcare costs and better overall health. Plus it’s fun and refreshing.
McAllister Park covers 976 acres between Jones Maltsberger and Wetmore Roads on the north side of San Antonio. Originally, 713 acres of the park were purchased and built using 1964 Bond funds and a Federal Open Space grant. When the park opened officially on April 13, 1968, it included four miles of trails, 125 picnic units, restrooms, and parking spaces.
McAllister Park has a lot to offer, top among them; it has the best bike trails in town but be careful because it’s easy to get lost here. While situated in the center of town, it feels like you’re on a retreat. This park provides some of the finest views and spectacular landscape variety. It’s a perfect place to take some scenic shots with your phone. The park is also a popular family spot, as it has a multitude of baseball fields, soccer fields, rugby fields, multi-purpose fields, kids play area, dog park, fitness stations, nearly 200 picnic tables and 15 miles of hard and soft trails. Another positive of this beautiful park is that it is a place for the kids to be kids. There are really fun playgrounds for the kids to visit, and miles of trails. For families the park is very clean, well maintained and secure. They can all relax and enjoy the outdoors. They also have a lot of sports fields for every hobby from football to baseball. Walkers, runners and bikes can make use of the wide trails.
On 31 March 2007 a dog park opened. It was part of a $1,637,000 initiative that included a wide range of existing park amenities, as well as the building of a new pavilion and two new playscapes. Renovation of the Optimist Pavilion and construction of new walkways, barbecue pits, and trash cans were installed. The dog park features equipment for physical fitness, a screened picnic area, benches and a walking trail.
HealthBeat Outdoor Fitness Systems featuring nine interactive and stationary workout equipment joined at the Turkey Roost Trailhead near the park entrance. The nearby parking area has become the host of a yearly Friends of the Parks sponsored kite festival. Rental Fees for the pavilion: Al Becken Pavilion, Pavilion 2, and Turkey Roost are accessible with a minimum of 4 hours, Monday through Thursday at a rate of $15 an hour. The price for Friday through Sunday and holidays is $30 an hour with a minimum of 4 hours. Pavilion 3 is free of charge as it was donated to the city, but it still needs a booking permit.
Alcohol is not allowed; amenities are on a first come, first serve basis. The dog park sits near the entrance to Starcrest. 1.5 acres of sectioned ground, complete with fitness equipment, picnic area, benches and a trail. Operating hours to McAllister Park are 5 a.m. Seven days a week, until 11 p.m.
This park is perfect for sightseeing as it’s a little off the beaten track. It is the wonderland of nature right in the center of the city, and a great place to explore. In the center of this vast city it provides a wide expanse of nature. They have walking and biking trails as well as a park that makes it the best place for outdoor activities and a favorite for athletes.
This terrific park is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, along with these other must-see dog parks you shouldn’t miss:
- Falcone Park
- Lady Bird Johnson Park
- Madison Square Park
- New Territories
- Panther Springs Park
- Pearsall Park
- Phil Hardberger Park
- Southside Lions Park
These amazing dog parks are located just down the street from our location at 11440 Potranco Road, Suite 102. Stop by for a visit anytime!