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McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas (#1 of 20 for #SA2020Resolutions)

McAllister Park in San Antonio

The first park of twenty we visited this year as part of our #SA2020Resolutions was McAllister Park. But it’s not a stretch for us to go there. It’s practically across the street so we get to play there all year long.

McAllister has everything we want in a park: soccer fields; playgrounds; 15 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, for walking, running or biking; baseball fields; fitness stations and equipment; pavilions and picnic tables; a dog park; bluebonnets as far as the eye can see in spring; stargazing, and deer, lots and lots of deer.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

My kids love climbing on the playgrounds but I prefer exploring the trails. Some visits we manage to fit in both which keeps everyone, including Templeton (our dog and AKA Parkaholic), happy.

The first playground has one structure designed for kids five and under and another for kids ages five to 12. The second playground, near the first set of soccer fields, is geared for kids five to 12 years of age.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

Aw, they’re cute. But don’t let them fool you. Our walks are always wild but rarely this tranquil.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

We’ve made lots of friends at McAllister Park and many of them are of the four-legged variety. On a recent visit we noticed that a kind soul left plastic bins full of water for them.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

Occasionally we bring our friends the gift of dried corn and leave piles for them to feast. A little corn buys a lot of friends.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

In the spring, you won’t find a better place to take family bluebonnet photos. McAllister Park is filled with acres of them. Visit the field next to the dog park, on the side of the park with the entrance off of Starcrest.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

We’re always finding ways to make our park trips even more fun. Nature scavenger hunts are a hit!

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

McAllister Park: a San Antonio treat.

McAllister Park in San Antonio, Texas

Check out all of the San Antonio parks we’ve visited this year as part of our #SA2020Resolutions.

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  1. I haven’t been to McAllister park since I was a KID! I’ll have to take the boys soon!

    • Sara, I remember my parents driving us out to McAllister when we were kids because my sister played soccer there. It was in the boonies back then! Nothing but woods all around it. Now, of course, there are homes and businesses all around. But, when you’re inside the park, it is completely serene and you feel like you’re miles away from the city. Love that about it!

  2. Thanks for the wonderful pics! We’ve been to several of the parks around SA but still haven’t made it to McAllister. There are also stargazer get-togethers on Wednesday evenings that we are interested in checking out, so this may end up being our favorite park!

    • Michelle, that’s right! I’d forgotten about the stargazer get-togethers. We have never attended one but I’ve always wanted to. Maybe when the weather is warmer we’ll see you at one.

  3. I LOVE the idea of nature scavenger hunts. may have to try that myself!


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