The Brackenridge Park is a public park in San Antonio, Texas. Existence of human population up to 11,000 years back can be traced to this park. It has miles of open space for recreational activities as it is located on an area of 343 acres. Families can get together to plan picnic lunches or one can go and play golf at the par 72- the oldest municipal golf course in Texas spread over 6,145 yards. The driving range was formerly a polo field.
With the beautiful San Antonio River for company, the Brackenridge Park has the criteria required for beautiful, scenic surroundings. It has its share of wildlife, which includes ducks, squirrels and cormorants amongst other birds.
The biggest tourist attraction in the Brackenridge Park is the San Antonio Zoo, which has over 750 different species and roughly, 3500 animals spread across its 56-acre perimeter. The zoo was first started in the year 1914 and is famous for having breeding programs for endangered species of birds and animals like the clouded leopard, whooping cranes and the black rhino.
For people who like walking, there are narrow paths which meander by the San Antonio River. These paths are also suitable for cyclers and nature lovers who can take some time off to go fishing or boating or just take a walk to do some nature studies. The public art and recreation center at the park is also one of the hotspots which visitors throng by the numbers. Health conscious people can utilize the various jogging paths and other utilities like the playground and the athletic fields.