Stone Oak Park in San Antonio, Texas (#17 for #SA2020Resolutions)
By Colleen Pence, SA2020 Resolutions Outdoorsy Leader (follow her here!)
Check out all of the San Antonio parks we’ve visited this year as part of our #SA2020Resolutions.
After visiting so many local parks this year, I’m still surprised by how much of each park we don’t see. My kids and I hit a park, experience it, photograph it, and head home. Next, I visit the San Antonio Parks and Recreation website to discover more about the park and I’m stunned to learn we only saw 1/4 or 1/2 of the park we thought we knew inside and out. Not only does San Antonio have an abundance of parks (more than 185), but many of its parks are bigger than one family can see in one visit. Which is, really, a great problem to have. Go out and explore San Antonio’s parks!
Park #17 of 20 we visited this year is Stone Oak Park. My kids, my niece, and I walked the loop, a one-mile dirt and gravel trail winding between several hidden caves, past spiky cactus, and under an azure sky. Although housing developments and apartment complexes rise up around the edges of this park, it never feels encroached upon.
Our goal that day: to see a mountain lion. Several people claimed to have spotted one in the area the week before. And, with signs like these greeting you at the park’s entrance, seeing unique wildlife isn’t a complete impossibility.