Dwight D. Eisenhower Park (San Antonio)

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Park
Type public park
Location San Antonio, Texas
 United States
Coordinates 29°37′20″N 98°34′55″W / 29.62222°N 98.58194°W / 29.62222; -98.58194Coordinates: 29°37′20″N 98°34′55″W / 29.62222°N 98.58194°W / 29.62222; -98.58194
Area 317 acres (1.28 km2)
Open Year round

Dwight D. Eisenhower Park, also known as Eisenhower City Park is a park located in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio. It is managed by the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department.[1]

History[edit]

The park was formerly part of the US Army training ground Camp Bullis. It was opened to the public in 1988.[2] The park is named after U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower who was originally from Texas and was an army commander at nearby Fort Sam Houston.

Recreation[edit]

The park is popular for hiking; there are over 5 miles (8 km) of trails. There are also picnic areas, playground, camp sites and nature trails.[3]

Wildlife such as white-tail deer, armadillos, raccoons, skunks and others live in the park. It is also popular for bird watching.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dwight D. Eisenhower Park". San Antonio Natural Areas. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Birding Sites in and around San Antonio : Eisenhower Park". San Antonio Audubon Society. March 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Shannon D. Moore (April 26, 2011). "Eisenhower Park". Wild Texas. Retrieved March 25, 2013.