Kiddie Park, which was a family destination for generations on Broadway at the entrance to Brackenridge Park, will reopen next month at its new home a the San Antonio Zoo, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Kiddie Park, which had been in operation for nearly a century, closed in July, saying increasing development along lower Broadway and a lack of parking in the area had lowered its attendance to a lever where the park could no longer make a profit.
Kiddie Park is considered the oldest family amusement park in the country.
“We are working diligently to ensure that this iconic children’s amusement park feels as much like it did at its Broadway location and that it will more than meet the expectations of past, present and future Kiddie Park visitors,” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo “Funds generated from the operation of Kiddie Park will go to support the San Antonio Zoos mission.”
The Zoo earlier this year announced plans to save Kiddie Park by moving it to the footprint of the Zoo, where the parking spaces will double this fall with the completion of the new parking garage, and where children flock at all times of the year.
Kiddie Park will reopen at the Zoo on October 18, Morrow said.
He says Kiddie Park is already accepting reservations at its new location for birthday parties and other activities.
PHOTOS BY HOPE ROTH. COURTESY OF SAN ANTONIO ZOO