Photo of Woodlawn Lake Park provides a lovely view of downtown San Antonio's skyline and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower.

Woodlawn Lake Park

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Woodlawn Lake Park has something for everyone: fishing, sailing, canoeing, walking, jogging, playing, swimming, picnicking and more!

Located off Interstate 10, northwest of downtown, you’ll enjoy a beautiful view of San Antonio’s skyline with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower in the foreground.

I have fond memories of spending a day at Woodlawn Lake Park in 2003, learning how to canoe with my daughter’s Brownie troop. The 62-acre park has changed a lot since then. Visitors may now enjoy a 1.3-mile walking/jogging trail around the lake as well as a top-notch playground.

Fishing is always a favorite activity at Woodlawn Lake Park. But according to the SA Fishing Forum, the jury is still out on whether or not you should eat the fish you catch. Even so, you’ll still have fun catching and releasing.

New York City’s Central Park has nothing on Woodlawn Lake Park when it comes to radio-controlled sailboats. The Woodlawn Sailing Club has been active since 1939. For who’d like to give wind-powered sailing a try, Sunfish, a personal-size sailing dinghy, is the perfect size for this 30-acre lake.

You may reserve the park’s pavillion, island house, gym and softball field for personal use. A newly renovated Community Room with WiFi needs no reservation.

And how’s this for great? FREE fitness classes are offered at Woodlawn Lake Park’s Health and Wellness Center, 219 Alexander, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Choose walking, circuit training or high intensity interval training (HIIT) to jump-start your journey to wellness.

The palm tree-lined outdoor pool at Woodlawn Lake Park is on my list to try this summer! Picnic, stroll, swim. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day.

San Antonio natives give Woodlawn Lake Park a lot of love. Visitors ought to give it a try, too! The park is open daily from 5 a.m. until midnight.

For even more ideas of fun things to do and see in San Antonio, visit Barnes & Noble, The Twig, Whole Foods, Half Price Books on Broadway, Costco, Sam’s and Hudson News to purchase “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die” by yours truly. ┬íViva San Antonio!


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