The mission of the Bexar County Parks Division is to provide locations for community gathering outdoors in natural and safe recreational spaces.
The Bexar County Parks Division manages and operates 11 parks and 3 civic centers that offer over 480 acres of recreational space throughout Bexar County.
The park facilities are available for use by the general public and some parks have areas that are available to be reserved for private use. Bexar County parks are staffed and maintained by park personnel all year round.
County parks offer amenities such as:
- Cooking grills and barbecue pits
- Dance areas
- Kitchen facilities
- Picnic tables
- Playground equipment
- Restroom facilities
- Tennis, baseball and soccer fields
Bexar County Parks also sponsors cooperative parks in association with the City of San Antonio, City of Schertz, San Antonio River Authority, National Parks Service, and the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Grounds Maintenance section is responsible for operations and maintenance of county parks and grounds maintenance around county-owned facilities. This section is responsible for landscaping, construction, maintenance, and repair of park structures and building grounds. Staff is responsible for arranging some services for events in all parks, including handling citizen inquiries, coordination of security services and managing the parks reservation system.
Future plans for Bexar County Parks include expansion of the existing park system through the acquisition of additional park lands and natural areas; providing park facilities in unincorporated areas of the county to accommodate future demand; and to continue with cost effective and efficient maintenance, operational practices and capital improvements to preserve and expand natural park land.
General Park Information
Hours of Operation
Bexar County parks are generally open all year round except for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and New Year's Day. Parks hours change from winter to summer season: winter hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and summer hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pletz County park is one exception and does close at 8 p.m. in the summer. Specific information about each park can be found at our Parks Reservation System.
Bexar County Parks Reservation System
The Bexar County Parks Reservation System allows you to view parks and the amenities within each park. A digital tour shows what the amenities look like, and the interactive calendar lets you view available dates and reserve your desired amenity at that time. Also available through the Bexar County Parks Reservation System are online tours for Bexar County's Passive Parks (parks at which the amenities cannot be reserved) and links to inter-agency parks (parks established with Bexar County and another agency for public use).