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Old 09-28-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I did a thread search but found nothing on this. Does anyone have any input on the park? I've read that they have a fitness area, a fishing pond, playground. My main question is how safe is it? What's the latest would you be at the park before you start feeling unsafe?
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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You might want to live a little closer to Shamu than you currently do to not get shanked after dark while visiting your neighborhood park.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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It is a nice park...fitness track, fishing pond, playground...but, I would not be around there past dark. Heck, even in the day, it feels somewhat unsafe. The park also has an outdoor basketball court that attracts alot of hoodlums for pick-up games by 7 p.m.

Miller's Pond is right outside one of the highest crime rate areas in San Antonio (Indian Creek). Like I said, it's a nice park, but you can probably find something safer...(IMO).
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Thanks. This is why I ask my fellow members. The park is not close to me but rather I heard someone mention it (and the fishing pond) and it got my attention. I actually live really close to Potranco/1604 so the park would've been a bit far to take my son.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Fishing there sucks right now thanks to the drought - it's one of the two ponds stocked here by TPWD. If you're up for easy catfishing go to Lion's on the east side (so-so area, nice park tho). I never really felt in danger or anything at Miller's, but make the extra drive to Lions.

Lions also has a small playground too. If you're just looking for someplace to play, make the drive downtown to the big wooden playground!
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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A lot of families use that park. I think it's OK during the day, but really any park in SA is not the safest at night. I would give it a try at least. OP Schnabel on Bandera is nice, too, but their walking trails scare me during the day....won't do them alone, for sure.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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If you're just looking for someplace to play, make the drive downtown to the big wooden playground!
What is this wooden playground you speak of?
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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What is this wooden playground you speak of?
The one at Hemisfair Park:

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Old 09-28-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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I personally don't like Hemisphere park. The wood structure is a maze with multiple exits which can be scary if you have really young ones to watch. It also kind of smells like pee and there are a lot of homeless people there. The park at Brackenridge is much nicer.

Actually you don't live too far from one of the nicest parks. Mystic Park off of Mystic Rd. and Bandera and the West side of town is really nice, great for flying kites and bike riding as well. Also Rimkus and Igo Library both have nice parks.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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I've gone to O. P. Schnabel for many years. Never felt the least bit unsafe. Well, some of the steeper trails near the big creek area are not for everyone, but otherwise...it's a good park!
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