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San Antonio area splash pads, pools, and waterparks: where to get wet!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. A special thank you to the following photographers who graciously allowed us to use their splash pad photos for this post! top: Schertz Family Fun, bottom left: Hemisfair, […]

Best Parks for Kids Around San Antonio

**Full Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Park Trust but all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Outdoor play is important because children need to learn to seek out exercise, fresh air, and activity in a natural setting. There is something fundamentally healthy about using the […]

A look back at #LetsPlaySanAntonio in 2016

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Swim with the Elves for free this Saturday

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! What’s better than a free family-friendly event in San Antonio? One that includes swimming AND Santa! This Saturday, December 10, join the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to Swim with the […]

Fun, affordable holiday camps in San Antonio

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! As you know, San Antonio Mom Blogs loves to save you money. Every month we share as many free, family-friendly activities and events in San Antonio as we can find. But, we’re also […]

Five tree and leaf activities for fall fun and play

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. This year, I’m working with Let’s Play to encourage families to find creative ways to stay active and play together. Let’s Play is an initiative by […]

#LetsPlaySanAntonio: The Renewal of a Local Playground Reconnects a Community

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. This post is sponsored by Let’s Play but all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Last […]

Pokémon Go: Gotta catch ’em all in San Antonio!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. San Antonio Mom Blogs is jumping on the Pokémon Go bandwagon! Not sure what Pokémon Go is or how you can play it with your kids? Guest contributor Amanda […]

#LetsPlaySanAntonio: A Community Comes Together to Build Kids a Playground

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. This post is sponsored by Let’s Play but all opinions are mine. Thank you for supporting the brands and initiatives that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Zulema Rodriguez […]

Free young writer’s summer camp for kids going into 4-6 grade

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Our top 5 free (or almost-free) things for families to do from Denise Richter’s Book: 100 Things to do in San Antonio Before you Die

This post features an affiliate link. Thank you for supporting the brands and books that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Whether you’re an Alamo City native, born and raised here, or you’re visiting the Alamo City for the first (or second or third!) time and want a fantastic guidebook with an insider’s view to San […]

Mayor & Mom, Ivy Taylor: parks and play

I attended a landscape design conference in Houston this week and learned all about Houston’s key parks and landscape design accomplishments. One of the presenters gave a short but compelling talk accompanied by startling images about children becoming increasingly disconnected with the outdoors and traditional play. I know many of you recall growing up and […]

Free, three-day celebration opens Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park

Y’all! I cannot wait for you and your families to see what’s coming to San Antonio next. It’s big. It’s bold. It’s pure San Antonio. And it’s part of an even bigger, grander vision for breathing new outdoor life into downtown in the Alamo City. This weekend, you’ll get to play in Yanaguana Garden, the […]

As Templeton tells it: Maverick Dog Park

Coming soon to San Antonio: Maverick Dog Park: a state-of-the-art, ecologically-conscious, sustainable, community-funded dog park just north of downtown San Antonio. I could fill you in on all of the details but I think I’ll let my BFF (best four-legged friend) fill you in since he’s got a vested interest in the success of this new […]

Tour San Antonio’s Asian Gardens

Guest contributor Angie Cronin* wrote today’s guest post and took all accompanying photographs. You can find Angie blogging at Kimchi Mamas. This time of year is an especially great time to explore the gardens of San Antonio! “But I’ve already been to most of the gardens in town,” you think to yourself. But have you taken […]

San Antonio Mom Blogs Featured on Park Bench

When you visit 20 parks in San Antonio in one year, people start asking questions. “Where did you go?” “Which park was your favorite?” “How did you get started?” “Does San Antonio even have 20 parks?” (Yes! San Antonio has hundreds of parks and greenways!) When the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department learned about the SA2020 […]

Comanche Lookout Park in San Antonio, Texas (#20 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Park #20 presented something no other park before it had: a feeling of pressure. Picking just the right park for #20 seemed like a big deal. Not only would it be the last park we’d visit in 2014, but it would also be the location of our celebration – my kids and I reaching our #SA2020Resolutions […]

Mud Creek Park in San Antonio, Texas (#19 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Was it the cold and gloomy day? Was it the KEEP OUT and Private Property signs on the fence lining the trail upon which we walked? Was it the grafitti sprayed across the nearby dam?  Or maybe it was just the active imaginations of my kids who concocted outlandish tales of hideous trolls hiding in the brush nearby, waiting to […]

Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas (#18 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Sometimes park visits are completely spontaneous, as with park #18 we visited recently: Travis Park. We were downtown running some holiday errands when I remembered this park promised San Antonio a snow day. The park’s free Let It Snow event boasted real snow, a snow slide, lots of free activities for families, food trucks, and a […]

Stone Oak Park in San Antonio, Texas (#17 for #SA2020Resolutions)

After visiting so many local parks this year, I’m still surprised by how much of each park we don’t see. My kids and I hit a park, experience it, photograph it, and head home. Next, I visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation website to discover more about the park and I’m stunned to learn we only […]

Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas (#16 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Visiting 20 San Antonio parks in one year seems like an easy goal, right? Let me assure y’all, it’s not as easy as I assumed. This little thing called “life” got in our way and it slurped up our weekends faster than a thirsty toddler with a cup of juice and a bendy straw. The next time I looked up, […]

Maverick Park in San Antonio, Texas (#15 for #SA2020Resolutions)

For #15 of our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks this year, my kids and I visited Maverick Park, a three-acre stretch on the corner of Broadway and Jones. People gathered in Maverick Park on that late Sunday in September to play in the streets, AKA attend Síclovía, the city’s biannual party which closes several miles […]

Olmos Park in San Antonio, Texas (#14 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Park #14 in our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 San Antonio parks in 2014 is Olmos Park. Vast at just over 1,000 acres, varied in its offerings (60 picnic tables, a pavilion, softball/football/soccer fields, a paved trail and a nature trail, and a playground), and cool and shady with oak trees all around, Olmos Park […]

Confluence Park in San Antonio, Texas (#13 for #SA2020Resolutions)

Confession time: Confluence Park (located where the San Antonio River meets San Pedro Creek near Mission Concepción) isn’t really a park. Yet. But my kids and I visited it one Saturday in September anyway. We decided to call it park #13 for our #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in San Antonio in 2014 for three […]

Olympia Park in San Antonio, Texas (#12 for #SA2020Resolutions)

After spending time exploring the picturesque, serene Denman Estate Park, my kids and I were ready to find a playground. So, for the first time ever on our #SA2020Resolutions park challenge, we visited two parks in one day. I asked my GPS for directions to the closest park and Olympia Park popped up on the screen. As […]