Top Ten City Parks Along Interstate 35 (San Antonio to Dallas-Fort Worth)

Road Trip Guide to Parks along I-35

Interstate 35 takes you all the way across Texas, from Laredo to the Oklahoma border and beyond. If you're traveling with a family along I-35, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the children burn off some energy. To help, we've identified ten of the best parks along Interstate 35. Your road trips will never be the same!

From south to north, here's our list of the Top 10 Parks Along I-35: 
  1. Comanche Lookout Park in northeast San Antonio features a large playscape for all ages, picnic tables, and according to one reviewer, the "(w)ater fountains nearby are kept clean."
  2. Pickrell Park in Schertz boasts a huge play area with new equipment, picnic pavilion, and basketball courts.
  3. Landa Park in New Braunfels is an amazing park with a train, paddle boats, fishing, birds to feed, and play areas. Rated 5 stars!
  4. Childrens Park in San Marcos offers a tire swing, playground, picnic tables, and restrooms.
  5. Little Stacy Park in Austin has a "wading pool... swings, multi-part playscapes, and lots of running around space. Most of it is tree-shaded, including the wading pool, so it's great on hot summer days."
  6. Katherine Fleischer Park off Wells Branch Parkway in Austin features a "SUPER cute playhouse... the log cabin, especially," a large sandbox, "...picnic tables, as well as a shaded gazebo with benches, so the park is lunch/snack-friendly."
  7. The Creative Playscape off Williams Drive in Georgetown features a large wooden play structure adjacent to a large playground with trails, athletic fields, and a stream.
  8. Whistle Stop Playground in Temple, Texas (just east of I-35 on Central Avenue) features a large fenced playground with a castle-type structure, plenty of swings, and more. The park also offers grassy fields and picnic tables, making it perfect for a quick lunch break.
  9. Hillsboro City Park offers a playground, a paved path, athletic fields and picnic areas.
  10. On the I-35 East spur, Getzendaner Memorial Park in Waxahachie boasts two playground areas, grassy fields, and plenty of shade.

         Landa Park in New Braunfels

Do you know of another great place to stop along I-35 between San Antonio and the Metroplex? Let us know!

Thanks a lot for this post.

Thanks a lot for this post. Driving through the heartland of Oklahoma and Texas on Interstate-35 can be a walk in the park. It can also be a trip down a river or a barbecue joint with a drive-through window. The stretch of I-35 that runs from Dallas to San Antonio is home to some great shopping spots and it makes pulling off the highway totally worth it.