This year my family and I are the Outdoorsy Ambassadors for SA2020 Resolutions. We’ve resolved to visit 20 San Antonio Parks in 2014. This is our fifth park this year!
With over five miles of paved and unpaved trails and a hilltop view of downtown San Antonio off to its south, Eisenhower Park, located on 19399 NW Military Highway, should be called The Hiking Park. On the Saturday we visited Eisenhower, it was hopping with walkers, bikers and hikers, both adults and kids, and dogs of all shapes and sizes.
There are trails for every level of walker and hiker and they’re clearly marked. The park even offers a handy printed trail guide so you don’t get lost.
We picked an easy hike on the paved Yucca trail for a relaxing, one-mile walk.
But our kids, six and nine, are still a little more interested in playgrounds and climbing attractions than leisurely strolls with mom and dad, so that’s where we spent most of our time.
Eisenhower has several picnic tables under shady trees and a few benches. Three pavilions (one large and two small) can be rented for large groups or, if no one’s using them, you can hang out and enjoy lunch there too.
We found a picnic table for our lunch and the kids gobbled down some sandwiches before heading back out on their scooters.
The restrooms are clean, the playground and picnic area is great for younger kids, but the best part of Eisenhower Park is its woodsy, winding trails. I can’t wait to go back with a few friends (San Antonio mom blogger meetup, anyone?) for a long hike up Hillview Trail.
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That park is SO CLOSE to my house! Let me know when you want to meet!
We need a mama hike play date ASAP!
#natureselfie LOL! I love that I can visit the parks via your blog!
Thanks, Patti! Have you visited Eisenhower yet?
What a great goal, Colleen!
Thanks, Dionna. I’m confident we’re going to reach it. And we can’t wait to visit parks we haven’t been to before. It’s an adventure. 🙂
Nice reviews but you got to mention some of the negatives also. The kid playground is super small. Those pavilions aren’t breaking any size recorders either. This is a hiking park with trails for every level. Not sure if it is still true but a mountain bike buddy of mine told me awhile back that mountain bikes are not allowed on the trails at Eisenhower park. To bad because that was the first thing I thought of when I was going through them with my wife and kid.