Brackenridge Park

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Brackenridge Park
Rodriquez bridge brackenridge 2011.jpg
Dionicio Rodriguez Bridge in Brackenridge Park
Type public park
Location 3700 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Coordinates 29°27′21″N 98°28′23″W / 29.4557876°N 98.473072°W / 29.4557876; -98.473072Coordinates: 29°27′21″N 98°28′23″W / 29.4557876°N 98.473072°W / 29.4557876; -98.473072 [1]
Area 343.7 acres (1.391 km2)
Created 1899 (1899)
Operated by San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
The San Antonio Zoo Eagle train carries visitors throughout Brackenridge Park.

Brackenridge Park is a 343 acre public park in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on the city's Broadway Corridor just north of Downtown San Antonio. It was created in 1899 from land donated to the city by George Washington Brackenridge. Brackenridge Park also refers to the name of the district of the city where the park is located.

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Attractions within the park include the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Sunken Garden Theater, and the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge San Antonio Zoo Eagle train ride, which first opened in 1956 and utilizes three Chance Rides C.P. Huntington locomotives.[2] Other nearby attractions include the Witte Museum and the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

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