Disclosure: I was invited to a preview of the Kiddie Park’s new location.
If you are a San Antonio native, chances are you have your fair share of memories at the Kiddie Park on Broadway. Established in 1925, it is to date America’s oldest children’s amusement park. I have fond memories of my childhood spent there. When I started thinking about how to celebrate my daughter’s first birthday, it didn’t take long to commit to hosting her party at Kiddie Park.
A few months after we celebrated her first birthday at the Broadway location, rumors began to swirl that the Kiddie Park would be closing. Soon after we learned that the San Antonio zoo would revive the Kiddie Park with a move to the grounds right outside of the San Antonio Zoo. The gravel rocks, original picnic tables, Ferris wheel, original hand-carved Herschell Spillman carousel, all of the iconic rides would make the move. The new location is at Brackenridge Park directly next door to the zoo.
Kiddie Park owners and San Antonio Zoo have come together to save America’s oldest children’s amusement park from closure.
The iconic attraction established in 1925 moved from its original location to its new home at San Antonio Zoo. We visited during the preview day and loved that every small detail has remained the same. The new space offers sleek pathways off of the gravel and is definitely easier to get around while still preserving the same feel and look of the original Broadway location.
Check out my highlighted Kiddie Park stories on IG for more. Kiddie Park is an iconic San Antonio attraction that everyone should experience. It’s perfect for kids 1-12 and offers rides that will take you back to a simpler time.
Kiddie Park Hours
Friday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
*times change with the seasons. Be sure to check their website for updated hours.
Learn more about Kiddie Park and their new home.