Splash Pad

For those hot Texas days, nothing beats cooling off in our enormous splash pad! With kid-powered water features like waterfalls and spraying fountains, there’s no better place to be in Yanaguana Garden. Private changing booths are conveniently located nearby.

Sand Play Area

Dig and build at our Sand Play Area! Two water features help make perfect sandcastle-building sand, while big, shady trees help keep everyone cool and comfortable.

Giant Chess and Checkers

In the Central Games Plaza of Yanaguana Garden you’ll find oversized chess and checkers pieces and four huge boards to play on. Looking for a more classic experience? Nearby you’ll find regular-sized checker boards with standard sized pieces.

Climbing Structures

What would a park be without playgrounds? Kids of all ages can play on the big blue and green structures in Yanaguana Garden where you can climb, scramble, swing and balance!

Swings & Spinners

Yanaguana Garden features classic swings, as well as toddler and ADA-accessible swings. If you want to share your swing with a friend, why not relax in one of the blue disc swings? And for young park-goers looking for a bigger rush, our spinning bowl seat will leave you dizzy with laughter!

Picnic Tables

When snack time rolls around, feel free to use the many tables and chairs in the park. There are picnic tables made from reclaimed wood in Theatre Courtyard, durable metal furniture scattered throughout the park and comfy Adirondack chairs for lounging in the shade.


Yanaguana Garden offers easy transfer access at the sand play pit, wheelchair access at the Boomerang, the ability to roll over mulch in the playground area, and vestibular stimulation at the disc swings (which can adequately accommodate a park visitor and care giver at the same time)!

Dog Friendly

Hemisfair is friendly to four-legged guests, but we do ask that you keep them on a leash. There are water bowls on many of the park’s water fountains and waste bags are available on several trash cans throughout the district.