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Sala Diaz is an innovative art space whose mission is to support the local art community. Exhibits from local artists vary, but no matter when you visit, you're bound to see something beautiful. National artists are also featured from time to time. The gallery has been around since 1995 and has even developed a program to host artists traveling through San Antonio.
Crockett Park’s origins as a public square date back to 1875. North Main Avenue divides this 5.3-acre (2.14-hectare) landscape into two halves, thus giving it a nickname of Twin Parks. It is a great recreational spot for locals and is equipped with a playground. Their gazebo can be rented out for private functions. The San Antonio Summer Art and Jazz Festival is a popular event held here. Other park features include sidewalks, jogging tracks and fountains.
Established in 1630, San Pedro Springs Park is one of the oldest parks in the country. One of the main attractions here is the huge pool, a welcome oasis for kids and adults alike during the hot summer months. Take a walk through this beautiful park, or relax with a good book in the gazebo. The park is also home to paved bicycle tracks, picnic tables, a skate park and a tennis court among other facilities. Apart from the recreational activities, it also boasts of a few significant historical landmarks on its grounds.
Roosevelt Park is a popular recreational destination among locals and visitors alike. Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, this 12.9-acre (5.22-hectare) space houses two pavilions, a basketball court and playground. Enjoy a picnic on a nice spot on the lawn or a swim in the outdoor pool, if the weather permits. Their community center and multi-functional field host cultural and private events throughout the year.
Open 365-days a year, Confluence Park is the place to be if you want to breathe in some fresh air while in San Antonio. Take a self-guided tour which lasts up to an hour if you want to experience the best of everything that this park has to offer. Situated on the banks of San Antonio River, Confluence Park also plays host to weddings and a wide range of other events throughout the year. A visit to this park is a must if you want to learn about the environment and ecology of the region. With environmental education being prime ambition, this park offers various educational programs to students and various NGOs regarding how can they together preserve natural resources and the ecology of the region.
Take a trip down memory lane at Kiddie Park, one of the most well known amusement parks in the country. Established in 1925, it is a dream come true for children and adults with its innumerable rides. Hop onto the school bus or allow the children to pedal their way on the mini-train. Another famous ride is the old carousel that both children and parents can enjoy. The entry fees are modest and pocket-friendly, adding to the charm of the place. There is a small snack bar too where one can grab a few bites before heading to the next ride.