San Antonio Dog Parks – Southside Lions Park

3100 Hiawatha St, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States

San Antonio Parks provide an opportunity for people to spend time on outdoor leisure with fresh air, sunlight, and activity offered for visitors. 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.

Southside Lions Park is a 600-acre tract that was acquired in 1944 and 1964 by the City from the George W. Brackenridge family. The park, also known as Hi-Lions Park, takes its name from the group that advocated for public park land protection of the city. In 1944 the City purchased 346.45 acres for landfill purposes from the Brackenridge estate. Highland Park area residents and Highland Park Lions Club members successfully appealed to the City to use the land as a park rather than a landfill.In 1953, 22 acres had been donated to the San Antonio Independent School District for the construction of Highlands High School prior to the park’s creation.

Funds from the 1994 Quality of Life bond issue were provided for trails and lighting upgrades. A new playground has also been installed and additional changes and upgrades have been made to the community centre, including gym renovation and a dance studio / multi-use area. 

Amenities Available for Rental. Monday through Thursday the cost of renting the pavilion is $15 an hour with a total of 4 hours. The rate is $30 an hour with a total of 4 hours for Friday through Sunday and holidays. Alcohol is permitted only on this side of the park.

Gym usage for practices or games:

$30 an hour flat fee, with a minimum of two hours, activity room not included. 

Volleyball rentals are only available upon request at this facility. Public use-gym only, or meeting room only: $50 an hour with a minimum deposit of two hours plus $100. Safety is necessary for any DJ or band case. Rare gym-only or meeting-room-only activities-charging fees for entry and/or sale: $75 an hour with a minimum two-hour deposit and $50. With the rental roughly 20 tables and 85 chairs available, it is however important to call the center at 532-1502 to confirm the number of tables and chairs available for rent.

The community center, its parking lot and a nearby playground, 3100 Hiawatha, as well as near the playground and pavilion near the lake off Pecan Valley Road, provides free wi-fi. During center hours, patrons are allowed to bring their laptops to work on homework, job hunting and Internet surfing.

Some of many must-see dog parks are located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, that dog-owners shouldn’t miss: 

  • Falcone Park
  • Lady Bird Johnson Park
  • Madison Square Park
  • McAllister 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!

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