San Antonio

Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the San Antonio, Texas area.
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Listings
Acequia Park

Amenities: Grill Picnic Table Restrooms

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
8500 Mission Parkway, San Antonio, Texas, 78223
Restrooms: Yes
Brackenridge Park Conservancy

Located at just below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, Brackenridge Park features 343 acres of endless fun and activities. A perennial favorit ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
3700 N. St Mary's St, San Antonio, Texas, 79209
Restrooms: Yes
Bulverde Community Garden

The Community Garden initiative is a partnership between the City of Bulverde and the Bulverde Community Parks Association.

Area: North of I-410
30360 Cougar Bend, Bulverde, Texas, 78163
Restrooms: No
Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve

Nestled between a major highway and limestone and concrete industries lies an unlikely peaceful oasis. Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, gifted in 2010, ...

Area: North of I-410
NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604, Bulverde, Texas, 78259
Restrooms: Yes
Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns is an "up-close and personal" kind of cave with guided tours of small groups to experience the mystery and wonder of the cave. Situate ...

Area: North of I-410
226 Cascade Caverns Rd, Boerne, Texas, 78015
Restrooms: Yes
Cave Without a Name

Cave Without A Name is located eleven miles northeast of Boerne. It is a natural, living cavern filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Sta ...

Area: North of I-410
325 Kreutzberg Road, Boerne, Texas, 78006
Restrooms: Yes
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

We have about 4 miles of walking trails that wander through 4 distinct ecosystems on the property: a spring-fed marsh with a board walk, a reclaimed n ...

Area: North of I-410
140 City Park Rd, Boerne, Texas, 78006
Restrooms: Yes
Crescent Bend Nature Park

A beautiful contrast to the bustling culture of downtown San Antonio or Austin, Crescent Bend Nature Park in the burgeoning community of Schertz, is a ...

Area: East of I-410
12805 Schaefer Road, Schertz, Texas, 78154
Restrooms: Yes
Crownridge Canyon Park

Crownridge Canyon was the first City natural area developed as part of the Edwards Aquifer Protection ballot initiative. The 200-acre preserve feature ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North of I-410
7222 Luskey Blvd, San Antonio, Texas, 78256
Restrooms: Yes
Dignowity Park

Plenty of open space, public art display.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
701 Nolan, San Antonio, Texas, 78202
Restrooms: No
Fay and William Sinkin Natural Area

Formerly called Medallion Natural Area (Medallion Park is next to Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church and is located in Bexar County, Texas, Uni ...

Area: South of I-410
7711 High Mountain Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78255
Restrooms: No
French Creek Park

French Creek Park is a natural area great for viewing wildlife.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
7701 Krueger Moore, San Antonio, Texas, 78250
Restrooms: No
Friedrich Wilderness Park

Friedrich Wilderness Park offers approximately 10 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. It is home for rare birds, terrestrial or ...

Area: North of I-410
21395 Milsa, San Antonio, Texas, 78256
Restrooms: Yes
Government Canyon State Natural Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area is an approximately 8,622-acre area in Bexar County, just outside San Antonio. The canyon was on the "Joe Johnsto ...

Area: West of I-410
12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78254
Restrooms: Yes
Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas - Community Gardens

Community gardens and various other models of community-supported green spaces are places where you can: Gather with neighbors Exercise Find fres ...

Area: North of I-410, East of I-410, West of I-410, Central (Inside I-410)
Multiple Locations, San Antonio, Texas
Headwaters at Incarnate Word

Headwaters is a 53-acre Sanctuary at the head of the San Antonio River protected by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and their nonprofit E ...

4503 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
Restrooms: Yes
Helotes Natural Area

Great natural area in the city of Helotes, it includes a Disc Golf course too.

Area: West of I-410
Parrigin Road Corner of FM 1560 and Parrigin Road, Helotes, Texas, 78023
Restrooms: No
Huebner Creek Park

Beautiful green space to walk around and get in contact with nature.

Area: North of I-410
6300 Whitby Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78240
Restrooms: No
Iron Horse Canyon Natural Area, The

54-acre greenbelt located between Riata, Enclave, The Mesa, and The Estates IHC Neighborhoods and Adobe Ranch Acres. - Championship quality Disc G ...

Area: West of I-410
Iron Horse Way, Helotes, Texas, 78023
Restrooms: Yes
King William Park

Park is a traffic island, beautiful green space to walk around and get in contact with nature.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
131 King William, San Antonio, Texas, 78204
Restrooms: No
Kreutzberg Canyon

Of the 117 scenic acres in Kreutzberg Canyon, there are 1,700 feet of Guadalupe River frontage allowing access for river recreation. There are also 3 ...

Area: North of I-410
143 Mark Twain, Boerne, Texas, 78006
Restrooms: Yes
Lee’s Creek Park

Lee's Creek Park now features a new outdoor classroom, an amphitheater-style classroom with stone seating. New picnic benches were also added to the a ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1215 E. Sunshine, San Antonio, Texas, 78228
Restrooms: No
Leon Valley Little Victory Organic Community Garden

Plots are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis, and require a time commitment from each Gardener of at least four hours a month, but the plots a ...

Area: North of I-410
6440 Evers Road, Leon Valley, Texas, 78238
Restrooms: No
Live Oak City Park

Entering on Welcome Dr. and Leafy Hollow is Live Oak's Main City Park. A total of approximately 75 acres, this park features several amenities includ ...

Area: East of I-410
18001 Park Drive, Live Oak, Texas, 78233
Restrooms: Yes
Lorence Creek Park

Greenspace to enjoy fresh air.

Area: North of I-410
14800 Henderson Pass, San Antonio, Texas, 78232
Restrooms: No
Maverick Park

Amenities Bike Rack Grill Picnic Table Restrooms

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1000 Broadway St, San Antonio, Texas, 78215
Restrooms: Yes
Medina River Natural Area

The Medina River Natural Area gives citizens access to a beautiful 511-acre property that has been enhanced with 7 miles of trails with interpretive f ...

Area: South of I-410
15890 Hwy 16 S, SanAntonio, Texas, 78264
Restrooms: Portable Toilet
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

This unique and beautiful bird haven consists of the 600-acre Mitchell Lake, 215 acres of wetlands and ponds and 385 acres of upland habitat. Located ...

Area: South of I-410
10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78221
Restrooms: Yes
Natural Bridge Caverns

Full of exploration opportunities and endless adventure, the Natural Bridge Caverns were discovered near San Antonio in 1960 by some university studen ...

Area: North of I-410
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78266
Restrooms: Yes
Oak Hills Park

Green space to read a book an have a quiet time.

Area: North of I-410
200 Edgevale, San Antonio, Texas, 78229
Restrooms: No
Olmos Park Terrace

This is a green space with a cute gazebo.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
201 W. Mandalay Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Restrooms: No
Quill Park

Small quiet greenspace to enjoy lunch or a stroll.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1450 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78228
Restrooms: No
River Crossing Park

River Crossing Park is owned and operated by the San Antonio River Authority. The park serves as the starting point for the SASPAMCO Paddling Trail on ...

Area: South of I-410
6890 S. Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, Texas, 78112
Restrooms: Yes
Roeder Park

Roeder Park is designated as a neighborhood park and serves the needs of the local residents. The residents that surround the park have asked that it ...

Area: North of I-410
104 Roeder St, Boerne, Texas, 78006
Restrooms: No
Romana Plaza Park

Small green space to go read a book under a tree.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
100 Camden, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Restrooms: No
Ruth Woodard Park

Ruth Woodard Park offers San Antonio residents the opportunity to enjoy quality time with their family and friends in the great outdoors. Pack a picn ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1011 Locke, San Antonio, Texas, 78208
Restrooms: No
San Antonio Botanical Garden

Cultivate yourself at this 38-acre botanical garden in the heart of San Antonio. Explore the futuristic Lucile Halsell Conservatory or walk the Texas ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
555 Funston, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden

Free to visit, this lush escape near the San Antonio Zoo is the perfect summer oasis with winding walking paths, koi ponds, lots of shade, a variety o ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central (Inside I-410)
3875 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Restrooms: Yes
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Despite being an urban park, there are many types of wildlife. Studies have documented 318 species. This includes 23 species of non-native animals, wh ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Restrooms: Yes
Senator Frank L. Madla Natural Area

The park overlooks the Madla farm where the late-Senator Madla was raised. The Park is designed with hiking and jogging trails that will highlight the ...

Area: North of I-410
18502 Scenic Loop Rd, Helotes, Texas, 78023
Restrooms: Yes
Smith Park

Amenities: - Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring - Picnic Tables

Area: South of I-410
1301 Buena Vista, San Antonio, Texas, 78207
Restrooms: Yes
Swampy Marsh Park

Small secluded area to enjoy quiet time.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
Medford & Wyanoke, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
Restrooms: No
Travis Park

Amenities: Public Art Display Trail Length 0.05 mi. Water Fountain

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
301 East Travis Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Restrooms: No
Urban Art Island

Grassy knowl to enjoy quiet time and Public Art Display.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
N. St. Mary's & W. Josephine, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Restrooms: No
Wesley Place Park

Small outdoor area to enjoy private time. Alcohol is prohibited, amenities are first come, first serve.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
300 Eleanor, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
Restrooms: No
Wilshire Terrace Park

THIS PARK IS LARGELY UNDEVELOPED. There is an unofficial dirt trail along the west side of the creek. San Antonio parks offer our residents the opp ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1301 Rittiman Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78218
Restrooms: No
Woodcrest Nature Park and Lakeside at Main Park

Approximately 32 acres, many of them being natural wooded areas, have made the park a favorite for the surrounding residents. The walking and jogging ...

Area: East of I-410
11021 Forest Pass Court, Live Oak, Texas, 78233
Restrooms: Yes
Woody Tucker Park

Small greenspace to enjoy personal time.

Area: North of I-410
Huisache & Kings Court, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Restrooms: No