San Antonians are a savvy bunch when it comes to cooling down, as anyone forced to deal with parking lots that mimic the desolate center of Death Valley can relate. We have raspas, ice cream, expertly placed fans throughout our homes, and pools galore. San Pedro Springs Park, while it may get a bad rap, deserves your immediate attention this hellish, sweat-drenched summer. Here's why.
Just autograph a white sheet attached to a brown clipboard before entering, walk through the community showers, and jump in -- it's that easy.
It's in a prime location
Just a two mile bike ride from Downtown, the pool is in a prime spot. Unless they live in Stone Oak (why would they?) your friends and family can't, in good faith, use location or travel distance as a reason not to enjoy the day with you at San Pedro Springs Park. If they do, just remind them it's free.
You know those pools surrounded by concrete, melted plastic chairs, and no trees? San Pedro Springs Park is the antithesis of that. The pool is lined by huge, overhanging Cypress trees that provide ample shade for anyone who needs it. Lay down a towel, put your body on it, and enjoy.