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HemisFair Park

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: (210) 709-4750
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Pretty cute addition to the downtown SA scene

Really nice little splash pad and play area for the kiddos. Wish there was a better parking arrangement but understandable street parking with a bit of a walk as expected in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
Babymomma82
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San Antonio, Texas
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great place for kids to play. Water spray park, life size checkers and large connect 4 game. Restrooms are there too and the play equipment is awesome.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Beautiful park!! Lot of construction going on in the area. Lots of benches for resting. Had picnic lunch in the park.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice little splash pad and play area for the kiddos. Wish there was a better parking arrangement but understandable street parking with a bit of a walk as expected in the downtown SA area.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

A lot for kids to do, some shows are offered but you have to look online for when they offer them. Also near the Tower of Americas so it is worth it to check this park out before you go.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We strolled around this park and enjoyed the impressive fountains. They are quite gorgeous. You do have to pay to park so I'd only recommend it in conjunction with a trip to see the Tower of the Americas or the cultural museum there.

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Coming from the East Coast, I was pleasnatly surprised to find such a nice, CLEAN park located a few blocks from my hotel. The design of the park is clever - buildings are not too far apart to walk to. in fact, many buildings were museums. This is a great way to interact with locals, visit museums, and get out... More 

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Brownwood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our kids (5, 3, and 1.5) absolutely LOVED this park. It's very innovative and unique, and they loved climbing on all the equipment. The splash pad was wonderful and a great place to cool off on a hot day. There was some construction, but there was plenty of other things for the kids to play on so it didn't bother... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This park was across the street from our hotel. It's awesome - even for teenagers and adults who still think they are kids. This is an innovative, beautiful and very well designed park. We visited 3 times during our weekend visit, and it was a great place to hang out. Worth a visit - 2 blocks from the Riverwalk, and... More 

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Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Didn't want to give bad review since when we went there was tons of construction. But if you see the forest through the trees you can tell that this is a lovely place to spend time..just not so when we visited..when everything had ropes and construction scaffolds and boards.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Fun park to relax and cool off for children of all ages. Lots of shade trees, sand and water, children bring your swim wear. Adults can have fun watching the children laughing and having a great time.

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