Kiddie Park | Kids Out and About Austin

Kiddie Park

San Antonio Zoo, operating since 1914, is a nonprofit zoological facility committed to securing a future for wildlife. Through its passion and expertise in animal care, conservation, and education, the zoo's mission is to inspire its community to love, engage with, act for and protect animals and the places they live. The zoo welcomes more than a million visitors each year and is open year-round. San Antonio Zoo operates the largest nature-based preschool in the country, Will Smith Zoo School, the Center for Conservation and Research, and Kiddie Park. San Antonio Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoological Association of America, and Humane Certified by American Humane.
Est. 1925, renovated in 2009!

Kiddie Park is the oldest children’s amusement park in the country

While modern updates have been made, the park has preserved its 1920’s style by maintaining all the original rides, such as the park’s old-fashioned Ferris Wheel and famous hand-carved Herschell Spillman carousel. Kiddie Park’s original location was near the corner of Broadway and East Mulberry Avenue, but the ever-growing site caused issues for parking and expansion. During the Summer of 2019, San Antonio Zoo landed on an agreement to take over the historic park and started carving a path for its new relocation at the zoo. San Antonio Zoo will honor and maintain Kiddie Park’s nostalgic look and feel while offering the same experience generations of visitors have come to know and love.

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