Cool San Antonio Parks- Bonnie Conner Park

The next park in our Cool San Antonio Parks series is Bonnie Conner Park. The boys really like this park so they requested it be featured.

The park is on the northwest side of San Antonio is right next to Igo Library.

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The park has walking trails but they’re short and easy. There are also a couple of geocaches at this park so the boys were checking to see if they were still there in most of these pictures.

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Then there is also the playground and the boys really enjoy playing at this one.

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There is also a fitness area right next to the playground.

There is also a fitness area right next to the playground.

There is also pavilion next to the playground and a field across the parking lot. The park isn’t big but it’s one both boys really enjoy going to. Here’s the link to the park’s info.

Don’t forget to check out the other parks we’ve added to this series.

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Cool San Antonio Parks- Landa Gardens

Landa Gardens is one of my favorite parks in San Antonio. It is such a pretty and peaceful park.

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Landa Gardens is home to the Landa Library. That’s how I discovered the park in the first place. I was looking for a library for JT and I to go to that was close to the San Antonio Academy where Connor was taking a class and we found this one.

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The grounds surrounding the library are peaceful and offer plenty of room of to play. The boys enjoyed running around and playing tag.

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Landa Gardens also has two play structures and a swing set. One of the play structures is meant for younger kids and the other for older ones.

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The park also offers plenty of benches to sit down as well as a really cool pavilion that looks like trees.

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Also on the grounds there is an area with a little log cabin.

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There is also a garden but I didn’t take any pictures the last time we went and I couldn’t find any from before. Another thing worth mentioning is that all around the grounds there are little stone plaques shaped like books and each one has a different book written on it and the name of the donator. I think they are a cute addition to park. I thought I took pictures of a few of them but I can’t find them. I do have one picture that shows one though.

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Here’s a few more pictures I found on my Instagram from when JT and I first discovered the park.

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If you haven’t visited this park yet you definitely should. Landa Gardens and Library is located in the Monte Vista historic district. The website hasn’t been updated in awhile but you can take a look at it for the address if you’d like to visit.

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Cool San Antonio Parks- Miller's Pond Park

A few months ago we started a series on cool San Antonio parks and finally we are adding a second park. This another park that we hadn’t ever heard of until we went to a Thanksgiving party there. The park is Miller’s Pond.

Miller’s Pond is located in what I would say is the South West side of San Antonio near Lackland Air Force Base. Just as the name suggests the park features a pond. The pond is filled with fish and there were several people fishing while we were there.

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There were also ducks hanging out around the pond.

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There’s a trail that I believe goes around the entire pond but we didn’t try walking around it. The boys did enjoy playing on the playground though.

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The park also has a community center, a basketball court, and a baseball field.

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We enjoyed Miller’s Pond Park. The pond was nice and the boys enjoy looking at the ducks. With a basketball court, playground, fishing, and baseball field there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

Here’s the link to Miller’s Pond. Have fun at the park!

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Cool San Antonio Parks- Denman Estate Park

Last week we visited Denman Estate Park. We hadn’t been there before. Actually, we weren’t even aware of it before but we really liked it. We liked it so much that we decided to do a series of blog posts about cool San Antonio parks to visit.

Denman Estate Park is located close to the Medical Center and it’s kind of hidden. There is a nice little lake with lots of ducks, birds, fish, and turtles. The boys spent a lot of time hanging out by the lake and watching the animals.

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You probably can't tell but this is a picture of a turtle. I took several pictures but really this is the best I've got. They wouldn't keep their heads up long enough for me to get a good picture.

You probably can’t tell but this is a picture of a turtle. I took several pictures but really this is the best I’ve got. They wouldn’t keep their heads up long enough for me to get a good picture.

I took this picture right after he caught a fish out of the water. If you look closely you can see the fish in his beak.

I took this picture right after he caught a fish out of the water. If you look closely you can see the fish in his beak.

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On the other side of the lake there is a pavilion.

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It’s the Pavilion of Gwangju. It was a gift from the city of Gwangju in South Korea to the people of San Antonio.

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There is a trail back behind the pavilion that we took. It’s not very long but it’s a nice easy walk.

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As we were arriving back at the lake we found this fun flock of fluffy geese. They were really fun to watch. They kept splashing and ducking under the water.

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We watched them and some of the other ducks for awhile. We also met a lady that watches over them and she was telling us about some of them.

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On the way out we found a meditation or prayer maze. I don’t remember what it was called exactly but we hadn’t seen it on the way in.

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We really enjoyed this park. It has a nice and tranquil setting. There are several tables so you could have a picnic if you wanted. I’m really glad we were introduced to this park.

Here is the link with some information and the address for Denman Estate park.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy this park as much as we did.

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