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Old 06-23-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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We are new to town and I am going crazy trying to keep my kids busy. I am hoping someone can point out some indoor, free playgrounds around town.

Please don't say McDonald's. I have thought of that one. We are from Utah, where many places have playgrounds in warehouses for the winter months.

Also, if you have any other ideas...I welcome them.

My kids are 3 years old.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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There is one in Ingram Park Mall...It's not very big but good for you age. You sit there with them and can see them at all times. I wish it had been there when mine was small.

And welcome to Texas!!

Last edited by Camper1; 06-23-2009 at 01:47 PM.. Reason: forgot to say welcome!
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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We lived in CO, and they had play places at the malls. The only mall I have been to here is at La Canterra, which is outdoors. It is covered, though.

Other than that, for FREE, is the place you mentioned , and other fast food etablishments. You could try free night at the Witte or Free night at the Children's Museum? Or, join a gym? I know it's not *free*, but still...
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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I second the playground at Ingram Park Mall - my nephews love it (they're 7 and 4).
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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Thanks Guys! I am a member at the Children's museum and at the Witte. I am just hoping for more choices. I came to San Antonio believing it was a very kid friendly town and I am not so sure now!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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Are you just trying to avoid the heat?

There's a very nice playground at McAllister park that is pretty shaded. It would probably be fine in the morning or evening. I would think that a lot of the city parks have shaded playgrounds.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Thanks Guys! I am a member at the Children's museum and at the Witte. I am just hoping for more choices. I came to San Antonio believing it was a very kid friendly town and I am not so sure now!
Not having free indoor play areas makes a city not kid-friendly? Really?
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Not having free indoor play areas makes a city not kid-friendly? Really?
Agreed. SeaWorld, Six Flags and a million other family things to do and just because there are no free indoor play areas there are accusations that SA isn't kid-friendly? Most of the city parks here have nice playgrounds, and many are shaded, so there really isn't any reason kids can't go play there.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:02 AM
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Orsinger Park on Huebner is nice and shady. I'm sure there are others with good shade, but I'm used to driving past Orsinger...and I used to take my oldest there to play back in the day. Kids are pretty resilient and seem to only complain about the heat if YOU do. They will live if you keep them hydrated and give them shade.

Orsinger County Park - Parks and Recreation
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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Agreed. SeaWorld, Six Flags and a million other family things to do and just because there are no free indoor play areas there are accusations that SA isn't kid-friendly? Most of the city parks here have nice playgrounds, and many are shaded, so there really isn't any reason kids can't go play there.
Do other Texas or Southwest cities have many indoor play areas?
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