A new playground and public art display at Hemisfair Park opens next weekend, where guests can expect lots of climbing, life-size chess boards and beautiful displays of public art.
The Yanaguana Garden, a 4.1-acre playground environment for all ages and “ability levels,” is just a minor part of the overall 37 acres worth of new development coming to the Hemisfair Park area.
Its grand opening celebration takes place Oct. 2-4 at Hemisfair Park. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place that Saturday at 10 a.m., where Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilman Roberto Treviño and City Manager Sheryl Sculley will speak. Not only that, hundreds of kids will partake in a ribbon run during the opening, according to a news release.
“Hemisfair has become so much more than a park: It’s a vibrant and inviting district built for locals,” Hemisfair spokesman Drew Hicks said in a statement.
There are numerous green places for picnics and other relaxing activities, but the real killer feature of the garden is the array of playground equipment for climbing, swinging and more.
The garden has a sand play area where guests can dig and make works of art in the sand, and a “Splash Pad” for people to play in as water jets spurt out of the ground alongside pretty lights.
And can we talk about the public art series? The six-part PLAY series includes a table that teaches people how to build kites and a giant bejeweled panther, among others.
Click here to view the full slideshow to see the variety of features that have been completed at Hemisfair Park’s Yanaguana Garden.
The long-awaited landmark urban center is located adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Grand Hyatt in downtown San Antonio. Homeowners at Alteza above the Grand Hyatt enjoy panoramic views of Hemisfair and convenient access to a world-class destination park.