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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.
The Laurel Heights United Methodist Church is located in the Monte Vista district and is the religious center of the faithful that belongs to the Methodist church. The church has daily prayer services, weekly fellowships, and also frequently breaks bread together at the church. This church is a boon to the residents of the city and a great place to spend some time in prayer.
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.
Replacing Downtown San Antonio's old Children's Museum, the DoSeum covers a sprawling 65,000 square feet with an additional 39,000 of outdoor space. This high tech children's museum is all about learning and exploring through hands on exhibits. Six main exhibits include the Sensation Studio, Explore, Innovation Station, Little Town, Spy Academy, and Imagine It!. The Spy Academy lets kids become 'recruits' where they face challenges in solving math-based missions, while the Imagine It! exhibit lets kids become authors as they write, record and illustrate their own stories that then come life. Check out the outdoor space which is organized by age levels where toddlers and youngsters will love to play along the Children's River, while the older kids can burn off some energy at the Water Works or Big Climb exhibit. The onsite cafe, and museum store ensure that snacks and souvenirs are readily available.
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.