Brackenridge Park is a park and recreation area located near the San Antonio River in San Antonio, TX. There are many activities visitors can enjoy, such as fishing, boating, hiking, running, bird watching, golf on the oldest municipal golf course in Texas, and other sports. Some people come for picnics in the park or gatherings with friends and family. You can also take a train ride on a 3.5-mile miniature railway. Adjacent to the park, you'll find the San Antonio Zoo which has the third largest collection of animals in North America. Another popular attraction is the Japanese Tea Garden, a garden with flowers on display all year round, stone bridges, shaded walkways, a 60-foot waterfall, and a few ponds.
The Brackenridge Park Conservancy was created to preserve the park's natural, historic, educational and recreational resources. The Mabel Jingu Enkoji Fund supports the Japanese Tea Garden and provides cultural programming. Both are partnered with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department in their efforts to conserve and improve the park.
Brackenridge Park is located two miles from downtown San Antonio at 3700 North St. Mary's Street. It is open daily from 5am to 11pm. The Japanese Tea Garden is open daily from 8am to dusk. The zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm, and tickets are $12 for adults and $9.50 for children 3-11 years old.