O. P. Schnabel Park
9606 Bandera Road
San Antonio,TX,78240
United States
-98° -98' 37.6584" N 29° 29' 56.0748" W

O. P. Schnabel Park, first called Bandera Road Park, includes 202 acres purchased by the City in 1964. The site was noted for its many oak trees, mountain laurels and other native vegetation. Because its natural beauty was in keeping with the interests of O.P. Schnabel, the park was renamed in his honor in 1977.

Schnabel was widely known for his efforts to "keep San Antonio clean and beautiful," and mounted many clean-up and beautification campaigns. He used catchy phrases such as "nice people don't litter" and "be a beauty bug, not a litter bug." Many thought that "O.P." stood for Old Push Broom, but the letters were actually Schnabel's initials. The Beautify San Antonio Association is named for Sadie Ray and Waldo Graff who, together with Schnabel, devoted their lives to the organization. O.P. Schnabel Park has been called "the cleanest little park in Texas."

4 batting cages, 6 throwing lanes in NSLL Area. 2 small wooden pedestrian bridges in YMCA area. ANIMALS MUST BE RESTRAINED ON A LEASH

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball Goal
  • Bicycle Trail (Paved)
  • Bicycle Trail (Unpaved)
  • Bike Rack
  • Community Center
  • Soccer Field
  • Swimming Pool
  • Trail Length 4.5 mi.
  • Water Fountain

Use the Trail Accessibility Map to help you navigate walking, running or riding the trails.

Amenities Available for Rental

The following amenities are available for rental, click on the amenity to check the availability before contacting reservations.

Equipment Rental
Grills/ BBQ Pits/ Fire ring
Picnic Tables
Swimming Pool
Trails- Hiking
Trails- biking
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Hiking/ walking
Wildlife Watching